Thousands of disabled Missourians are employed in sheltered workshops across the state, where they're paid below minimum wage to perform basic tasks. The state's reimbursement rate to these workshops rose by $5 and is scheduled to rise again next summer.
Republican Tom Schweich, a former state department official for President George W. Bush, has joined Republican state House member Allen Icet in challenging Democratic Auditor Susan Montee.
A bill awaiting Gov. Jay Nixon's signature would allow utility companies to recoup expenses on energy-efficiency promotions by charging a fee on customer bills.
Deborah Marsch of Union has not been seen since she left her home early Friday morning.
Mike Hopkins of Richland had applied to be an astronaut three times before, but on his fourth try, NASA accepted Hopkins, along with eight other candidates, from a nationwide applicant pool of 3,500 for its latest class of astronauts.
Rain-Central Missouri, a case management organization, has enrolled 58 new clients in the last year.
The transit system, which shuttles thousands of visitors around the sprawling resort each day, was shut down while authorities investigated the wreck.
The Springfield City Council is considering the removal of a local ordinance that makes it illegal to entice a member of the same gender to engage in sexual activity in a public place.
Because of budget cuts, the mayor of Springfield is asking residents to help the city by adopting a park, manning City Hall phones or donating to the history museum, among other activities.
Unlike their colleagues in Washington, where policy work isn't hindered by the need to pay as you go, state lawmakers generally can't leave for home without settling on a spending plan.
The fireworks, called "Run Hadji Run," included packaging that showed a bomber jet flying over a group of Arab men on camels.
Three of the seven tribes that operate northeast Oklahoma casinos contributed to the increase.
Lori Drew, a St. Louis-area mother convicted of cyberbullying in November, had her case tentatively thrown out Thursday. Drew created a fictitious teen boy on MySpace and flirted with — before dumping — a 13-year-old girl who ended up committing suicide.
In the first half of 2009, the state's insurance department has assisted in returning nearly $6 million dollars to customers from insurance companies.
The youth mentoring program received $85,000 in tax credits from the Missouri Department of Economic Development on June 30.
Violent crime has increased in St. Louis in the past two days. Rep. Jamilah Nasheed called a town hall meeting Thursday night so that politicians, police and members of the public could discuss the issue.
Kansas City, Kan., is now at 22 homicides in 2009, up from 14 this time last year. But police say violent crime has been steadily declining overall.
On Friday morning St. Louis police discovered a man who'd driven through a fence near the Laclede's Landing area after being shot.
Robert Blurton of Garnett, Kan., is charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
Chris Nicastro was selected as Missouri's first female education commissioner Thursday. She will start on Aug. 1.