State News

Sierra Club endorses Grain Belt transmission line

The Grain Belt project would deliver enough power for nearly 200,000 homes in Missouri and reduce the state's reliance on coal.

UPDATE: Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor

Critics have called for Prosecutor Bob McCulloch to either step aside or for Gov. Jay Nixon to appoint a special prosecutor, citing concerns about whether McCulloch could fairly oversee the case.

Missouri won't appeal rewrite of early voting item

A spokeswoman for Attorney General Chris Koster said Tuesday that he won't ask the state Supreme Court to hear the case following Monday's decision by an appeals court panel.

Movie 'Gone Girl' expected to premiere in Missouri

A premiere is planned for Oct. 2 in Cape Girardeau where part of the movie was filmed. The movie opens in theaters nationwide Oct. 3.

FBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun use

The family of the 17-year-old issued a statement Monday seeking an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.

ANALYSIS: Missouri veto session displays political divide

Not only did the number of veto overrides set a single-year record, it nearly doubled the total amount that had succeeded since 1820, when Missouri was still a territory.

Missouri unemployment rate drops slightly

Farm amendment stands after recount

In Boone County, voters rejected the amendment by a 2- 1 margin. Almost 9,000 voters cast "yes" ballots, while about 18,500 voted "no."




Missouri court reworks early voting ballot summary

A proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot will ask Missouri voters whether to authorize a 6-day early voting period for future general elections.

UPDATE: Missouri education commissioner to resign

Chris Nicastro has been head of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education since 2009, after previously serving as a school administrator. She said she will step down at the end of 2014.

St. Louis-area schools not likely to allow guns

The state's school districts aren't required to enforce the new law that allows them the ability to appoint armed "school safety officers." The state legislature overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill last week.

Grants to aid Ferguson area firms, schools

The grants will include $10,000 for the Normandy, Ferguson-Florissant, Jennings and Riverview Gardens school districts.

Report: Income inequality affects Missouri taxes

From the 1950s through the 1970s, Missouri averaged more than 9 percent annual growth. But from 2000 to 2009, it averaged just 1.8 percent growth.

Reimbursements for A+ program might be reduced

The A+ program gives high school graduates who meet certain criteria reimbursements for two years of classes at a community college in the state.

Missouri offers grants to help cities fix streets

Speed limit reviews, pedestrian and bike route analysis, parking issues and other projects related to traffic engineering are eligible for the grants.

Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

The recent shooting death of Michael Brown has ignited a conversation about racial disparities in police departments that has extended beyond Ferguson. 

Missouri farming rights measure survives recount

The secretary of state's office is expected to officially certify the results of the recount Monday.

Missouri trooper worried about mistakes after drowning at Lake of the Ozarks

The 20-year-old Iowa man drowned after being arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated, and jurors in a coroner's inquest ruled the drowning accident.

Missouri lawmakers push electronic privacy, again

A new Missouri law banning schools from electronically tracking students will take effect in October.

Nixon freezes spending items after veto overrides

Governor blocks expenditures for all 47 budget items on which lawmakers overrode his line-item vetoes.