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Sinquefields give $2M to University of Missouri music effort

Conservative donor Rex Sinquefield and his wife have donated $2 million to the University of Missouri to support a music initiative.

Missouri lawmakers debate restricting abortion methods

Missouri lawmakers are debating whether to criminalize a common second-trimester abortion method.

Missouri official signs $750M export agreement with Colombia

Missouri's economic development director has signed a $750 million export agreement with the country of Colombia.

Lawmaker seeks more General Assembly authority over Capitol, state buildings

A recently introduced bill would give state lawmakers more say over what happens to the Capitol building and state-occupied spaces near it.

Missouri bill aims to block censorship of student journalists

Student reporters in Missouri are treated as second-class journalists, according to some who offered testimony Monday to a House committee about a bill that would prevent schools from censoring student-produced media.

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Missouri network works to help former inmates

Dan Hanneken sums up the work he does helping people recently released from prison readjust to society with a simple phrase.

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Missouri transportation officials hopeful for funding solution

For the first time in several years, transportation officials said they are optimistic the General Assembly could provide a financial solution for funding future transportation needs in Missouri.

Correctional centers donate almost 100 tons of produce

The Missouri Department of Corrections’ Restorative Justice Garden Program donated 91 tons of fresh produce in 2015 to local food pantries, shelters, churches, nursing homes and other organizations throughout the state.

Columbia man enters plea in teen's heroin death

A Columbia man has admitted to renting a motel room where a 16-year-old girl died of a heroin overdose.

Missouri lawmakers switch seats after alleged fistfight

Two Missouri lawmakers have switched seats in the House chamber after one filed a restraining order against the other because he says they got in a fistfight.

Missouri lawmakers block higher taxes on some farmland

Missouri lawmakers on Thursday blocked a plan that would have raised taxes on the state's most valuable farmland.

Missouri Legislature's push for ethics changes continues

Motivated by the resignations of two lawmakers, the Missouri Legislature has advanced another round of ethics-related legislation.

Senate could debate bill to end death penalty in Missouri

For the first time in decades, the Missouri Senate will debate a bill that would repeal the state's death penalty.

Missouri Senate passes limits on municipal fines

Minor traffic tickets and ordinance fines would be capped at $200 under a bill that has passed the Missouri Senate.

University of Missouri will raise stipends for some students

The University of Missouri plans to raise its minimum stipend for some graduate doctoral students on July 1.