State News

State bill could make cyber harassment a felony

The legislation was proposed in response to the suicide of a St. Charles teenager.

Missouri bill could deprive MSHSAA control of high school activities

A House committee discussed a bill Wednesday that could take control of high school extracurricular activities from MSHSAA and give it to the state Education Department.

Lawmakers try to block Blunt’s health care plan

A House committee is seeking to enlist the help of Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in its quest to block Gov. Matt Blunt’s government-subsidized health care program.

Shields passes on governor’s race, aims for top Senate position

The Senate majority leader announced he will not be running for governor but instead aims to become Senate pro tem

Bill would bar sex offenders from university housing

Under the proposed measure, a public university would be required to perform a check of the state's sex offender registry for each housing applicant.

Margaret Truman Daniel, President Truman’s only child, dies

She was a writer and singer as well as an honorary co-chair of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute in Independence.

Republican presidential candidate Romney to visit Mo.

Details about his visit are still being worked out, but stops are likely to be scheduled in St. Louis and southwest Missouri.

House Dems education plan targets school violence

The House Democrats’ bill would allocate $1.5 million to the state Education Department for a center for school safety and school violence prevention.

Chelsea Clinton speaks at MU on behalf of her mother

Chelsea Clinton, 27, answered questions about Hillary Clinton’s stance on a variety of issues with just more than a week before Missouri’s Feb. 5 primaries.

Rep. Hulshof expected to make Mo. governor bid

U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof is expected to announce his gubenatorial candidacy Tuesday. The Columbia resident would be the third Republican candidate.

Missouri’s Catholic bishops urge lawmakers to help immigrants

The state’s Roman Catholic bishops are telling lawmakers and statewide elected officials to stop trying to “vie to see who can be tougher on illegal immigrants.”

Senator wants to stop publishing Missouri’s Official Manual

Republican Sen. Kevin Engler of Farmington says it costs about a half-million dollars and the information is already available online.

Blunt and Nixon call for tax exemptions on federal rebates

Missouri’s governor and attorney general both support a pending proposal in Congress that would provide up to $600 to working Missourians.

Rep. Emerson won't join race for governor

After some “soul searching,” Rep. Jo Ann Emerson decided against a gubernatorial campaign in favor of remaining in the House.

Clinton confident she can win in Missouri

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she has a breadth and depth of support that can help her win in Missouri.

McCain and Clinton top choices among Missouri voters

The latest polls are in, showing that McCain and Clinton are the favorites among Missourians who plan to vote in next week’s primary elections.

Preparing for the Missouri primaries

With the Missouri primaries less than two weeks away, the amount of time for citizens to apply for absentee ballots and find polling places is running out.

Steelman announces candidacy for governor

Missouri State Treasurer Sarah Steelman formally announced her candidacy for governor Saturday, making her the second candidate to do so.

Legislation proposed to punish kidnappers more harshly

The law, slated for Monday in the state legislature, would impose more severe sentences in extreme parental abduction cases.

Secretary of State considers gubernatorial campaign

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is thinking of stepping up to the challenge of running for state governor.