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Missouri's Catholic bishops support Syrian refugees

Bishops John Gaydos of the Jefferson City Diocese, James V. Johnston Jr. of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Thomas E. Reidy of Springfield-Cape Girardeau and Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis expressed their "solidarity with all those terrorized by ISIS and other violent extremists."

GOP candidates to Nixon: Say No to Syrian refugees

Republicans say Nixon should block Syrian refugees without federal security clearances; Governor agrees state's security is vital.

Day-after-Thanksgiving declared state holiday

Gov. Jay Nixon issued an executive order to close state offices.

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MoDOT tabs New Hampshire man for director's job

Patrick McKenna will start Dec. 7.

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House fails to override right to work veto

Hundreds of labor union members cheered when the vote was announced — the Missouri House fell 13 votes short of overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a controversial right to work proposal.

Druzenko last person to plead guilty in marriage frauds case

Druzenko will be sentenced later this year, along with three others who pleaded guilty this month.

Appeals court upholds Plunkett conviction

Three-judge panel rejects Plunkett's arguments that Callaway County Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler wrongly admitted financial records into the 2014 jury trial.

DESE releases statewide MAP scores

Missouri students did well on last spring's math and English language arts MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) tests.

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Hospital plan rejected

It’s back to the planning stage for supporters of a plan to build a 10-bed hospital in southern Columbia.

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State curbs boat speeds on high waters at Lake of the Ozarks

Temporary ban will stay in place as long as lake levels are way up

Lake of the Ozarks visitors also shouldn’t count on water skiing, or ride jet skis or do anything else that causes a wake — because the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Water Division has ordered a Lake-wide No Wake zone, thanks to the high water levels.

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