Representative Rob Schaaf, a physician from St. Joseph, warned school children not to come to the Capitol in the last two weeks of the legislative session to prevent an outbreak of swine flu.
Producers believe the unfortunately named swine flu is the cause of recent steep declines in pork prices, despite the virus' irrelevance to the species. President Barack Obama has aknowledged this problem, and stated Wednesday that his administration would no longer refer to the virus as swine flu.
The Missouri House restored $31.2 million for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center on Wednesday, two days after a House committee stripped the facility of the funds. The funding was reinserted into the $1.6 billion federal stimulus spending bill.
The popular lake in northeast Missouri will get a federally-funded, $5.5 million makeover in the form of a 6,000-square-foot visitor's center.
$8.4 million has been collected by transportation districts through added sales tax over the past three years. But all the money doesn't go to road projects.
State officials have identified one probable case of swine flu in Platte County north of Kansas City. Gov. Jay Nixon announced the first possible case of the flu strand in Missouri at a news conference Wednesday evening.
Obama marked his 100th day in office Wednesday with a town hall meeting at Fox Senior High School south of St. Louis.
The Missouri House passed an amendment Wednesday to bring back funding for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center after those funds were cut out of a bill earlier in the week.
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Washington University are getting two of 46 grants awarded nationwide to establish Energy Frontier Research Centers.
Workers have been rebuilding the foundation to the Tom and Huck statue at the foot of Cardiff Hill in Hannibal, Mark Twain's hometown.
Chris Koster says that the online ad service still hosts an "erotic services" section months after promising to crack down on illegal sex trade.
A $700 million higher education bond issue cleared a Senate committee Wednesday with a $100 million boost.
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Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday the first reported case of swine flu in Missouri.
A four-bullet survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings urged Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday to abandon the idea of letting students carry concealead weapons on campus. The proposed bill passed through the House and has had an initial reading in the state Senate.
Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri has a probable case of the swine flu. Nixon announced the suspected case involving a Platte County resident Wednesday evening at a hastily called Capitol news conference.
A Senate committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would issue up to $800 million in bonds for capital improvements; $550 million of that would go to improve college campuses.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan estimated some 230,000 Missouri voters lack a photo ID from comparing a voter database to a government-issued identification card database.
A man who was shot during the Virginia Tech rampage said more guns would have worsened the situation.
The dogs were living in inadequate cages and many appeared to need veterinary care. the dogs were removed and taken to the Humane Society in St. Louis.