A third of Missouri's 183 "fee" offices, which renew licenses or vehicle tags, will attract bids based on business plans rather than relying on an old patronage system.
On average, plans in other states are faring worse.
Last year about 1.5 million people in Missouri under 65 did not have insurance.
State demographer Matt Hesser is among those urging Missouri residents to fill out their census forms next year so the state can keep its representatives and potentially gain funding. The census aims to create an accurate picture of the country's population.
Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, proposed an updated version of a utilities bill that would charge customers for the construction of new power plants. Schaefer said his legislation better protects consumers because regulators must analyze requests to charge consumers.
Starting Monday, the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press will deliver papers on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays but make slimmer issues available in news racks the other days of the week. The papers are two of more than 80 papers — including the Missourian — that have cut issues.
A bill for early voting won't pass the state Senate without Democrats approving state-issued photo IDs for voting, Republican lawmakers say.
The Daily American Republic in Poplar Bluff reported that jurors met for several hours Saturday before announcing that they couldn't agree on the penalty for the man convicted of shooting a Missouri state trooper to death.
But the Synod will not sell its AM station, which broadcasts religious programming.
Ice and snow forced the closure of the airport at around 2 p.m. Saturday. It reopened at about 3:30.
The state and the province are suing over different issues.
The Red River is more than 22 feet above flood stage at Fargo.
The 16-year-old was an unpaid intern at Branson Interactive Zoo and Aquarium when the incident occurred.
The new water plan would involve assessing population growth and future demand statewide, determining water-supply capacity for reservoirs, and assigning priorities for water supply in different regions of the state. Missouri last updated its water plan in 2002.
John Haltom, who owns sex shops in Missouri and other states, says he should be eligible to run for City Council in Lincoln, Neb. The county's election is against it, arguing that he has a felony conviction.
House budget leaders are putting together the special spending packing. Some decisions have been made, but not all.
The courtroom battle illustrated how complicated it has become to pursue ballot initiatives in Missouri.
The Revenue Department says of the 1.6 million tax returns received, just 7,100 have not been processed.
Several companies have already signed letters of intent to buy the vehicles.
The prosecution said the trooper, Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr., was killed because he was investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident. The man he was focusing on, Lance Shockley, was the man accused of shooting him in the back.