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Changes eyed to state worker health plan operations

State Sen. Rob Schaaf thinks Missouri government can save money by changing the way it runs its employees’ health care plan.

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Program matches books with South Callaway readers

Since October, South Callaway elementary and middle school students have used individual reading scores to find the best fit for them when checking out books at the library.

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Senate secretary honored for 25 years on job

State Sen. Jeanie Riddle on Thursday recognized Polly Clark, Senate Research secretary, for her 25 years of service in the Missouri Senate.

Missouri graduate students pass employee status resolution

The University of Missouri's Graduate Professional Council has passed a resolution affirming graduate students' status as university employees.

Bomb threat at William Woods was hoax, officials say

A bomb threat Thursday at William Woods University proved to be a hoax.

Missouri governor criticizes plan to redirect money to roads

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he opposes legislative efforts to fund roads and bridges with general state revenues instead of dedicated sources such as fuel taxes.

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Student protesters interrupt Missouri curators' meeting

Two dozen protesters interrupted a meeting of the University of Missouri system's governing board to read a list of demands for improvements in diversity.

Prescription drug monitoring bill moves to next phase

Keeping track of meds

Efforts for Missouri pharmacists and physicians to track prescription drugs through a statewide database received majority support Wednesday from a House committee, passing it along to another scheduled to hear testimony today.

Critics: Merit-based scholarship should be needs-based

Bright Flight cuts?

A student advocacy group is lobbying to eliminate Missouri’s merit-based Bright Flight scholarship because members say it’s inequitable among public schools, rural schools and students of color.

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Educators, businesses band together to reward students’ good behavior

‘A positive spin’

Heather Yates is the coordinator of the Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) program at Fulton Middle School, which allows students to earn Hornet Bucks that can in turn be used to buy special rewards at the PBIS “store” set up in the school or used in a drawing to earn further rewards from community businesses.

Interim MU chief says lawmaker concerns being addressed

The interim president of the University of Missouri system told lawmakers Wednesday their concerns about the turmoil last year at the state’s flagship campus are being addressed as he urged them not to cut higher education funding.

Senate backs Conservation Commission changes

State Sen. Brian Munzlinger thinks the Missouri Conservation Commission needs to represent the entire state better than it does now.

Holts Summit man gets probation in thefts

A Holts Summit man was placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to charges in connection with thefts from vehicles last June in Cole County.

Senators asked to update Missouri's deadly force laws

When is it appropriate for a law officer to use “deadly force” against someone?

Missouri lawmakers consider fantasy sports regulations

Missouri lawmakers are debating whether to regulate fantasy sports like gambling.