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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.

Nixon bans box

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.

Missouri lawmakers weigh daily fantasy sports rules, taxes

Missouri House members this week took action to be among the first states to pass laws protecting daily fantasy sports, a business that has fallen under national scrutiny by state lawmakers and attorneys general.

Mizzou graduate student workers to vote on unionization

University of Missouri graduate student workers are planning a vote on whether to unionize.

Mammogram van to give breast cancer screenings in Missouri

A new mammogram van is scheduled to visit various Missouri counties this year to give breast cancer screenings.

State employee pay raise moves forward

Plus more money for LU and State Tech

The Senate-passed version of Missouri’s 2016-17 state budget includes a pay raise for all state employees.

House passes ride-hail passes for Uber, Lyft

A Missouri lawmaker who works as an Uber driver was among House members who voted Thursday to pass proposed statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies, which supporters say will spur competition and create jobs.

Senate approves $27 billion spending plan

More money would go to public schools, universities and scholarships under a budget plan the Missouri Senate passed Thursday that would also cut state funding for Planned Parenthood.

Missouri House passes bill on rules for daily fantasy sports

Fantasy sports could continue in Missouri without facing gambling regulations under a bill advancing in the state Legislature.

Missouri House OKs helmet exemption for motorcycle riders

Motorcyclists who are 21 and older could ride without wearing a helmet in some cases under a bill heading to the Missouri Senate.

National grade inflation trend hits University of Missouri

The University of Missouri has seen grades steadily rise, like most colleges and universities across the nation.

Missouri Senate panel okays censuring Planned Parenthood CEO

A proposal to censure a Planned Parenthood official is advancing to the floor of the Missouri Senate.