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Daniel Boone City Building renovations welcomed by employees

City employees and residents like what they see in the newly renovated first floor of the Daniel Boone City Building.

Blunt’s surprise exit not Missouri politics’ first

Gov. Matt Blunt’s decision not to run in this year’s gubernatorial race is similar to past state politicians.

Potential players in the next gubernatorial race

Several noteworthy names are on the meter for Missouri's top government spot.

Analysis: To win, Nixon now must campaign like Blunt

Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon has been campaigning for years against Republican Gov. Matt Blunt. To win, Nixon now must campaign just like Blunt — as someone calling for change from the failed policies of a governor no longer on the ballot.

Blunt says he lost sense of mission

The governor declined to endorse any of the numerous Republican candidates who have announced plans to enter the race.

Inmates will receive transportation to abortion clinics

The state of Missouri must provide transportation to abortion clinics for inmates who want to undergo the procedure, a federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday.

Gov. Matt Blunt won't run for re-election

Gov. Matt Blunt announced Tuesday afternoon that he will not run for re-election this year.

Senate committee suggests higher court fees to boost deputy sheriff pay

The committees report suggests that the Missouri Sheriffs' Association decide which departments would receive the extra cash.

Midwifery continues in Missouri despite being outlawed

While midwifery remains illegal in Missouri and 12 other states, an underground network of midwives without nursing degrees continue to deliver children here, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Fending off lawsuits part of the initiative petition challenge in Mo.

In 2006, there were more lawsuits than proposals actually making the ballot. In advance of the November elections, about one lawsuit has been filed so far for every two initiative petitions approved for circulation.

Lawyers want to know who is on execution teams

Lawyers for five death row inmates are pressing Missouri to identify members of its execution team after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch revealed that a nurse on the team was a convicted stalker.

Blunt introduces early education funding proposal in Ashland

The plan would increase the town’s education funding by $1.2 billion.

In memory of teenagers lost to car accidents

Car crashes killed their teenage sons and daughter. Now, the surviving parents have come together to push

for new laws designed to keep young drivers safe on the road.

Key issues from Nixon's response to the state address

Attorney General Jay Nixon responds to Gov. Matt Blunt's address and outlines other proposals.

Education tops Blunt's priority list

Missouri education topped the list of Gov. Matt Blunt’s priorities in his State of the State Address in front of the General Assembly on Tuesday night. If the General Assembly approves his proposed budget this year, Blunt said he will have provided an additional $1.2 billion for education over a four-year period.

Text of the State of the State Address

Missourians want and deserve government that reflects Missouri values, government which rewards work and responsibility, encourages creativity, protects law-abiding citizens, spends tax dollars wisely, and helps those who cannot help themselves.

Democratic response to the State of the State Address

We are a great state with great potential. But like you, I am concerned that we are not moving in the right direction. It is frustrating to see Missouri—with all our promise—falling further and further behind our neighbors. And we are all left wondering why.

28 candidates seeking exemptions from campaign refunds

A Cole County judge could rule by Friday on whether the Missouri Ethics Commission can hold secret hearings for the candidates or must open them to the public.

Legislators want results from State of the State address

The governor's State of the State address will air on several Columbia radio and television stations.

Small-town mayor charged with four counts of soliciting sex from a minor

Allen Kauffman, the mayor of Collins and a pastor with his church, is accused of asking what he thought was a 13-year-old girl for sex.

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