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May 17, 2019 - 9:08 pm
Missouri's House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by...
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May 17, 2019 - 7:48 pm
Missouri lawmakers are renewing a truce offer with Kansas in a long-running battle over businesses in the Kansas City area. Legislation given final approval Friday would prohibit Missouri tax incentives from being used to lure businesses from the Kansas side of Kansas City to move across the state...
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April 03, 2019 - 7:22 pm
One of the nation's largest wind energy projects is facing a new obstacle from Missouri legislation that could prevent the high-voltage power line from being strung across the property of unwilling landowners. A Missouri House panel advanced legislation Wednesday that would prohibit the use of...
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March 04, 2019 - 8:09 pm
The founder of the Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City is supporting legislation that would move the attraction to Jefferson City. The current museum houses a collection from a steamboat Hawley helped excavate in 1987 from a field in Kansas. David Hawley testified before the Legislature last...
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September 25, 2018 - 6:14 pm
Two Kansas men have reached plea deals in a deadly southwest Missouri robbery. Brock Robinson, 21, and Azaiah Forester, 20, agreed to testify against a third man, Erik Jones, as part of the murder plea. The plea deal says Taven Williams was killed in January 2017 when he attempted to stop the three...
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August 20, 2018 - 8:49 pm
New state programs will allow Missouri farmers suffering from drought to hay and pump water from some state land. Gov. Mike Parson on Monday announced that farmers will have access to water on 28 conservation areas and five state parks in northern and mid-Missouri. Up to 5,000 gallons of water can...
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July 17, 2018 - 8:18 pm
A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest has received a jolt of new life after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that regulators wrongly rejected it. The court ruling Tuesday means that Missouri must re-evaluate whether Clean Line Energy Partners deserve...
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May 03, 2018 - 9:33 pm
In a historic move, Missouri lawmakers announced Thursday that they are calling themselves into a special session later this month to consider impeaching Gov. Eric Greitens following allegations of sexual misconduct and misuse of charity resources for his political campaign. Republican House and...
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April 03, 2018 - 8:30 pm
Missouri's former governor is urging the state Supreme Court to overturn a decision blocking a 780-mile power line that would carry wind energy across the Midwest. Former Gov. Jay Nixon led arguments Tuesday before the high court on behalf Clean Line Energy Partners. The Houston-based company wants...
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March 29, 2018 - 6:13 pm
The Missouri Senate has approved a measure to make it easier for state agencies to share information about potential child abuse. The measure, passed Thursday in a 31-0 vote, was partially in response to the death of Adrian Jones, a Kansas boy killed by his father and stepmother in 2015 and whose...
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