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Missouri Gov. Nixon outlines business incentive plan

The "Missouri First" initiative would allow the Department of Economic Development to exceed normal tax credit caps for established Missouri businesses that chose to expand. Gov. Nixon said current tax incentives often make no distinction between longtime Missouri employers and out-of-state companies looking to relocate.

Battleship Missouri coming out of drydock

The former USS Missouri, now a museum known as the Battleship Missouri Memorial, has been undergoing maintenance and repairs since October.

NASA chooses 3 finalists for $650M space mission

One of the finalists is a team of researchers based at Washington University in St. Louis. Their proposed mission would send a lander to the Moon to collect samples.

2 suspects in Mohler family sex case appear in court

Jared Mohler of Columbia pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually abusing children. A March trial date was set for his father.

UPDATE: Missouri might have to cut more from budget

Revised figures released Monday predict tax revenues for fiscal year 2010 will be 6.4 percent less than the previous year, which means officials might have to cut an additional $200 million from the state budget.

City, college plan work on Range Line Street

The city of Columbia and Columbia College have drafted a collaborative plan for improving a section of Range Line Street along the college campus north of Rogers Street. The project, if approved, would cost a total of about $1.2 million.

Missouri revenue expected to fall 6.4 percent in 2010

Gov. Jay Nixon and legislative leaders released their joint estimates Monday.

Missouri considers parental choice for school districts

Lawmakers are looking into open enrollment policies for public schools, which would allow students to switch schools at will.

Kansas City students learn Chinese in elementary school

Children at Trailwoods Elementary are learning Chinese through a partnership with the Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas. The lessons are designed to teach content besides language; soon, the students will be covering math concepts during Chinese class.

List of witnesses grows for Kan. abortion trial

There are 10 more potential witnesses in a Kansas trial of a man accused of shooting and killing an abortion provider.

Ex-Gov. Matt Blunt welcomes second son

Brooks Anderson Blunt was born on Jan. 1 in Springfield.

Missouri hunters kill 16,000 deer with muzzleloaders

The harvest is a record for the state's 21-year-old muzzleloading season, which lasted 10 days in late December.

Audrain County trucker's sons also charged in slaying of Ohio man

Six people have now been charged in the death of James William Boyd McNeely, whom Chester Harvey Jr. is said to have picked up in his tractor-trailer in California.

Lifetime of Cape Girardeau man's art on display

Lou Varro, at 92, has displayed a rare combination of both talent and longevity as an artist, according to Erin Schloss, director at the Aartful Rose Gallery in Cape Girardeau. Varro is currently the featured artist at this art gallery.

Jefferson City man gets two months for $1 million theft from Shelter

Robert Riebold, 60, must also pay restitution. He was convicted of cashing checks made out to the company and its customers.

Battleship Missouri to leave dry dock this week

After undergoing work, the Mighty Mo returns to Pearl Harbor this week; the ship will celebrate the 66th anniversary of its launch at the end of the month.

Jefferson City to consider allowing tattoo parlors

Tattoo and body piercing establishments have been banned in the capital city since at least 1980. That could change.

Western Missouri man dies in weather-related crash

Snowy and icy conditions caused a car to go off the side of a road, killing its driver.

Missouri legislators propose new incentives to develop state's technology industry

Losing new businesses to other states, Missouri legislators explore means of attracting entrepreneurs to the state, and keeping them here.

US mine deaths hit record low

Mine deaths nationwide fell to 34 in 2009, but officials say they won't be satisfied until the death toll is zero.

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