State News

Former Sen. Jean Carnahan to receive Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award

The award has been given every year since 1973.

Former Rep. Bob Johnson quizzed on Jetton decision

Johnson said he told grand jurors that he was unaware of a $35,000 political contribution from the adult entertainment industry to a fundraising committee with ties to former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton.

Statewide tornado drill postponed until Thursday

The Columbia/Boone County Office of Emergency Management will activate outdoor warning sirens across the county at 1:30 p.m.Thursday

Jetton denies wrongdoing in handling sex-oriented business bill

A federal grand jury continues to investigate former House Speaker Rod Jetton for his handling of a 2005 bill that looked to toughen regulations on sexually oriented businesses

Analysis: Missouri lawmakers criticize D.C.

Resolutions have been filed this year in the Missouri General Assembly scolding D.C.'s handling of the health care bill and budget.

Local activist to meet with Federal Reserve Board chairman to discuss financial reform

Brenda Procter, the co-founder of Grass Roots Organizing will meet Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernake on Tuesday.

Missouri inmates nurse abandoned puppies back to health

A program at the Jefferson City Correctional Center allows inmates to connect with something on the outside – malnourished puppies, which the inmates nurse back to health.

Kansas City board to vote Wednesday on closing half its public schools

A school board vote will be held Wednesday to decide whether or not to pass a plan that entails closing down 29 of 61 of Kansas City's public schools. The plan would also cut 700 of the district's jobs.

Lawsuit over raw milk in southwest Missouri will continue

A Greene County judge ruled that the pending state lawsuit against a family who is selling raw milk will continue.

STIMULUS WATCH: Minority firms are not receiving fair amount of stimulus money

In Missouri, like with the rest of the country, minority companies have not been receiving an equitable amount of stimulus money, creating an ever-widening gap.

Homicide claim could slow Mohler case

No victim has been found in connection with claims of homicide against six family members facing accusations of sexual abuse charges; without a body, legal experts say, prosecutors could face larger doubts about victims' stories that defense lawyers could exploit.

Capitol protesters denounce fair tax

A protest held by a liberal grassroots group Thursday on the steps of the Capitol Building drew nearly 100 people. Speakers denounced cuts to social programs and plans to enact a fair tax in the state.

House files substitute budget bills amid unprecedented budget crisis

House Budget Committee Chairman Allen Icet submits substitute budget.

Missouri doesn't qualify for federal education grants

If Missouri had qualified for the "Race to the Top" grant, it would have used the money to revamp teacher trainig and pay.

K2 legislation: What others are saying

Here's what others are saying about K2 in Missouri and other states.

Cotton balls incident: What others are saying

Here's what others are saying after the incident that took place Friday where cotton balls were thrown on the lawn of the MU Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.

Missouri's application fails in federal education grant race

Missouri's original application was rejected in the opening round for "Race to the Top," a federal competition for education grants.

Chile earthquake relief donations coming in slowly

Donations for Chile have not been coming in as quickly as donations for Haiti.

Senate initially approves dropping second license plate

The Senate gave first-round approval to a bill that would require only one license plate in Missouri. It needs to be approved once more before going to the House.

Senate hears bill, omits funding for METS education

A bill heard by the Senate Wednesday does not meet the UM system's prior request to match funds for certain education programs.