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Missouri education officials approve new English, math goals

Missouri became the latest state to adopt a new set of education benchmarks to replace the national Common Core standards, ditching the benchmarks Tuesday following conservative backlash.

Missouri Legislature passes bill to cap school funding goal

Missouri lawmakers have passed a measure aimed at reining in the amount of money lawmakers will provide to K-12 schools.

Man pleads guilty to making online threats toward Mizzou

A man charged with posting threats online last year that he would shoot black students and faculty at the University of Missouri's Columbia campus has changed his plea to guilty.

University of Missouri countersues professor in gun lawsuit

The University of Missouri is countersuing a law school professor who has asked a court to invalidate the university's ban on firearms.

Koster keeps fundraising edge over GOP rivals for governor

Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster's most recent fundraising has exceeded the combined total of all his Republican opponents in the race for Missouri governor, reports filed Friday with the Missouri Ethics Commission show.

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Carl Vogel dies after cancer fight

Services pending for Jefferson City businessman and former lawmaker. Jefferson City businessman Carl Vogel lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Thursday night, 5½ weeks after his 61st birthday.

Panel OKs needed skills of University of Missouri chief

A committee leading the search for a new president of the University of Missouri system nagged by racial unrest says candidates must have "a deft command" of communications and public relations.

Missouri Gov. Nixon signs bill toughening some ethics rules

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a bill toughening some ethic rules following scandals in the Legislature that prompted a push for reform.

Missouri House passes ban on fetal-tissue donation

Missouri lawmakers are advancing a proposed ban on donation of fetal tissue from abortions.

Duties of former chancellor Loftin's job at Missouri unclear

Former University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin is preparing to take on a new role at the school but details of what he will be doing remain unclear.

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Planned Parenthood CEO summoned over Senate subpoena

Missouri lawmakers have voted to summon a regional Planned Parenthood CEO to explain why she should not be held in contempt of the state Senate for defying a subpoena that demanded documents on how the organization handles fetal remains.

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Missouri Senate searching for missing wooden gavel

The Missouri Senate is missing the large wooden gavel used to call the chamber to order.

Nixon meets with Richard about trade options

Gov. Jay Nixon and Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard met for about 20 minutes Tuesday afternoon, in Richard’s third floor Capitol office.

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NAACP rally targets voter photo ID

Just 13 hours after the state Senate ended its most recent discussion of the proposals, more than 100 members and supporters of the NAACP were told Tuesday that Missourians need to stop state lawmakers from imposing voter photo identification rules.

Missouri certifies wins for Trump, Clinton in close primary

Republican businessman Donald Trump and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were certified Tuesday as the winners of Missouri’s presidential primaries, though a recount remains a possibility.