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Incumbent secretary of state has politics in her blood

Robin Carnahan belongs to the fifth generation of her family involved in politics. She's running for a second term as Missouri secretary of state.

Amendment 1 would make English official language for government meetings

Proponents of the Missouri constitutional amendment call it benign; opponents call it unwelcoming to immigrants.

Ballot measure would eliminate gamblers' loss limits

The proposition also would increase amount casinos pay to government.

Proposition B creates argument over home health care standards, union

Opponents of Proposition B say it's a misguided move toward creating a union.

Utilities offer stances on clean-energy initiative

The ballot measure would set renewable energy standards for those operating in Missouri.

Amendment 4 would ease restrictions on state storm water bonds

Local entities could apply for grants and loans to improve infrastructure.

EPA funding to continue mining cleanup in Southwest Mo.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given Snyder Construction Co. of Joplin a second contract to continue the cleanup of mine wastes in portions of Carterville and Webb City. Snyder Construction has already cleaned up 75 acres of former mining land along old Route 66 between Carterville and Webb City.

2 killed in two-vehicle crash

Walter W. Chapman, 73, and Kay Chapman, 71, both of Bowling Green, died Saturday morning in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 54 near Scott's Corner in Audrain County.

Missouri Gas Energy customers can expect to see lower bills

The declining price of commodities means customers of the Kansas City-based utility Missouri Gas Energy can expect a lower price tag for heating this winter.

Amtrak train hits pedestrian

According to Kansas City Police, a pedestrian was killed by a train on a railroad overpass Saturday afternoon.

St. Louis cemetery home to some infamous characters

Carol Shepley's new book on Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis uncovers the lives of some of the more scandolous deceased.

Man makes major land gift to state

A man who lives alone in a sparsely furnished home near Cedar Hill will make one of the largest land donations in Missouri history when he dies.

Palin stops in Missouri, says Obama hiding true tax plans

Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, swung through southern Missouri Friday, speaking to an estimated 20,000 supporters, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

Work starting on new Missouri federal courthouse

The new $70 million courthouse will be built on the site of the old Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City.

Judge questions oversight of St. Louis police brutality complaints

A case of alleged police brutality brought before a U.S. district judge has raised concerns that police brutality is more widespread — and more overlooked — in St. Louis than is currently reported.

Rep. Graves' father wants son's rival to change ad

The disputed ad says an airstrip on Graves' property was renovated with taxpayers' money.

Missouri Democrats counter Republicans with automated phone calls

Columbia residents might be hearing something new when they pick up their phones. A Democratic automated telephone call that began circulating in Missouri this week is intended to be a "counter-punch" to those being sent by Republican Sen. John McCain's campaign, former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson said Thursday morning. 

Missouri Supreme Court building celebrates 101st birthday

The red-brick building was constructed in 1907, about a decade earlier than the current state Capitol.

Venue changed for Palin rally

A rally with Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is being moved to a larger site in Springfield.

Luetkemeyer brings jack-of-all-trades background to race

He'll tell you it's the story of Small Town, USA, where hard work and conservative values eventually meet opportunity.

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