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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.

Missouri House committee approves 'personhood' amendment

A Missouri House committee has approved a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would declare a right to life for unborn children "at every stage of biological development."

Missouri Senate passes mid-year spending boost

The state Senate has passed a mid-year spending increase to Missouri's $26 billion budget.

Study outlines university's economic impact on Missouri

A report says the University of Missouri boosts the state's economic output by 25 percent, and that each dollar of state support means $38.43 in economic activity over the next 25 years.

50 University of Missouri-Columbia operations jobs to be cut

The University of Missouri department tasked with cleaning, maintaining and fixing buildings on the Columbia campus is eliminating 50 jobs.

Missouri businesses join against religious-objection measure

Some Missouri business leaders are forming a coalition against a proposal that would protect some businesses that object to same-sex marriage on religious grounds.

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State job applications won’t ask about criminal pasts

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri is removing questions about a job candidate’s criminal history from initial applications for work within state government, even as a legislative effort to also “ban the box” in the private sector stalls.

Advocates call for more robust victims’ rights

Rose Whitrock’s daughter Gina was murdered during a home invasion on Oct. 5, 2009. Two men forced their way into Rose’s house in St. Louis, fatally shooting her daughter and wounding her son.

State employees’ compensation study underway

June 15 is the deadline for CBIZ Human Capital Services to complete its work and submit its report on how Missouri state employees’ salaries and benefits compare with others.

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Bottled water only for Head Start kids after lead found

List of Missouri water systems with high lead levels

Here are the 14 Missouri water systems with lead level samples that have exceeded the 15 parts per billion federal standard based on data provided by the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Information System.