A study by the Pew Center on the States said 16 states and the District of Columbia didn't allow military members enough time to vote, mainly because the system relied on snail mail.
The late Thanksgiving and two extra working days helped.
He doesn't have to live there, and he already has a house in Jefferson City. But the governor elect plans to spend inauguration night in the Governor's Mansion and then move in.
Lafayette County Prosecutor Page Bellamy was appointed to head the public safety division. Former aide Doug Ommen will lead the consumer protection division.
Democratic floor leader Rep. Paul LeVota says Missouri voters have sent the General Assembly a clear message for the 2009 legislative session, which begins Wednesday: "Work together; cooperation is key."
Blaine Luetkemeyer, a conservative Republican businessman from Miller County, joined 53 new U.S. House members and nine new senators who were sworn in Tuesday in the 111th Congress. He is the state's only new addition.
The total is the lowest since 1983, when 921 people were killed in traffic accidents.
Linda Martinez, 54, a St. Louis lawyer, has worked for 26 years advising businesses about tax credits, tax-exempt financing and other economic development tools.
Law officers are investigating the discovery of human remains on farmland in central Missouri, north of Lake of the Ozarks.
Missourians seeking to extend jobless benefits will have to start doing that on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. An unemployment benefits hot line run by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations will no longer be available on Tuesday and Thursday except for first-time applicants.
The father of a 2-year-old who died in a weekend ATV crash said he looked down to check a text message while the boy somehow pushed the throttle, prompting the dad to fall off the vehicle before the toddler sustained fatal injuries.
Police say a St. Louis woman is jailed after suspected marijuana was found in her shoe while she was visiting an inmate at a state prison in south-central Missouri.
The unemployment fund could be insolvent by the end of the year. But the state can borrow from the federal government.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is poised to begin its largest building campaign in state history to repair 802 of Missouri's worst-rated bridges.
Former Gov. Bob Holden, as well as Republican legislators, say communication and compromise will be key to Jay Nixon's success as governor.
Jay Nixon wants to launch his Show Me Jobs initiative. Problem is, it would tap the same source of funds as Matt Blunt's DREAM program for downtown revitalization. Can both programs survive?
A new federal database rating facilities on health inspections, staffing levels and quality of care.
AmerenUE put in the 900-foot-wide net to keep the fish out of the turbines.
He was arrested, authorities said, after he made a threat to a flight attendant who asked him to close his laptop computer before takeoff.
She died Friday at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City of pancreatic cancer. She had been appointed to the Board of Curators by Gov. Mel Carnahan in 1999 and served as president in 2005. Mrs. James was active in many organizations.