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Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Missouri's main health care and retirement plans are expanding benefits to same-sex spouses following a recent court ruling requiring the state to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere.

Updated Oct 2, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Parents and teachers creating education guidelines for Missouri schoolchildren are hoping for the best but bracing for what could be a yearlong fight over the role that Common Core standards should have in classrooms.

Updated Oct 1, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Retired Missouri Water Patrol officers who testified at a legislative hearing raised concerns for public safety since the merger of the Highway Patrol and Water Patrol in 2011, while current leadership praised the merger's effectivity.

Updated Sep 24, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Missing is John R. Hice, a white 40-year-old man.

Updated Sep 24, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Eric Peters received a Purple Heart after the Humvee he was driving was blown up by a bomb in Afghanistan.

Updated Sep 23, 2014 at 7:45 PM

An effort to rewrite Missouri's educational standards got off to a tense and sometimes confrontational start Monday as parents and educators opposed to the Common Core guidelines clashed with those reluctant to ditch them.

Updated Sep 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM

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...

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.

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