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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate is among the plaintiffs suing Missouri officials to stop the state from making payments to a multistate consortium that has been developing tests tied to the new Common Core education standards.

Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 8:27 PM

An execution date has been set for next month for a man who killed a south-central Missouri mother and her two children.

Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 8:16 PM

A new report ranks Missouri among the national leaders in the growth of household income, even though it remains below the national average.

Updated Sep 18, 2014 at 7:52 PM

One morning last week, needy Springfield families lined up around a former church in Springfield.

Updated Sep 18, 2014 at 7:51 PM

A ballot initiative seeking to link teachers' jobs to their students' performance survived another court challenge Thursday as an appeals panel rejected an attempt to knock it off the November ballot.

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Education officials are notifying Missouri community colleges that the state might reduce reimbursements for the A+ scholarship program, which gives high school graduates who meet certain criteria money for two years of classes at community colleges.

Updated Sep 15, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro announced Monday that she will resign at the end of this year, concluding a five-year tenure marked by repeated criticism as the state adopted new school accreditation standards and dealt with...

Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Missouri lawmakers have failed to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill, SB506, that would have shifted regulation of deer ranches to the state Agriculture Department and created new incentives for the dairy industry.

Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Most Missouri teenagers no longer will be able to buy electronic cigarettes after state lawmakers voted Thursday to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill banning their sale to anyone under 18.

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Missouri lawmakers have fallen short in an attempt to reduce the amount of time people can receive unemployment benefits.

Updated Sep 10, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

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