Although the bill makes no mention of specific drugs, state Sen. David Sater has said his bill was prompted by efforts elsewhere to require pharmacists to stock emergency contraception.
The bipartisan vote was 68-32 on a measure that sits atop President Barack Obama's second-term domestic agenda. But the bill's prospects are highly uncertain in the Republican-controlled House.
The name represents a compromise between Missouri lawmakers who wanted to name the new Interstate 70 bridge for the late St. Louis Cardinals great and Illinois lawmakers who wanted the name to honor military veterans.
The news was brighter for younger students and for blacks and Hispanics, who had the greatest gain in reading and math scores since the 1970s.
A $20 million challenge grant will help the University of Missouri-Kansas City move its Conservancy of Music and Dance to a new arts campus. Supporters must raise $70 million more.
Beginning next week, Mary Russell will lead the seven-member Missouri Supreme Court for two years.
No longer will federal law make second-class citizens of those who choose and love same-sex partners, thanks to this week's Supreme Court ruling.
Here are excerpts from Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion and Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent about the Defense of Marriage Act.
Same-sex couples in Columbia and their supporters welcomed two Supreme Court decisions Wednesday as a sign of progress for gay rights, but they also said they were disappointed that same-sex marriage isn't yet recognized in Missouri.
Gov. Jay Nixon, UM System President Tim Wolfe, Mayor Bob McDavid and all City Council members attended a joint ceremony dedicating the new Greenbriar Trail and kicking off Nixon's 100 Missouri Miles initiative.
Members of the Street Crimes Unit made an arrest in relation to the June 15 downtown shooting after a special City Council meeting where officials discussed crime prevention techniques.
Former Tigers Alex Oriakhi, Phil Pressey and Laurence Bowers are all projected to go in the mid- to late second round or to go undrafted in Thursday night's NBA Draft.
After three people were electrocuted while swimming near docks in the Lake of the Ozarks last summer, electricians were busy with calls from homeowners worried about the safety of their dock wiring. Much remains to be done to bring all the docks on the lake up to code.
Eric Cravens, 20, was arrested by members of the Street Crimes Unit at 4:13 p.m. on Wednesday in connection to the June 15 downtown shooting.
The clinic in southern Columbia will replace the Green Meadows clinic and will take on family medicine services now being provided at the Woodrail clinic.
According to previous Missourian reporting, DocX fraudulently signed and notarized mortgage documents that were used by banks to foreclose on properties that were in default, including properties in Boone County.
Columbia resident Robert Stinnett wrote about the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 decisions, "In an instant, a huge weight had been lifted for gay people everywhere."
The story of slavery is very important in African-American history. The men and women who endured the hardships and overcame the struggles are the heroes and heroines of our story.
The driver of a tractor-trailer pulled down power lines at the intersection of Rock Quarry Road and Rolling Rock Drive while searching for the interstate.
Eleven city staff members were recognized for their completion of a Green Clean Institute course.