Updated at 10:35 PM

ST. JAMES - Zech Hockersmith, Democratic candidate for 120th District  representative in the Aug. 5 special election, grew up in Poplar Bluff  in southeast Missouri."I like to think of myself as an old Southern Democrat," he said.His use of the word "old" is descriptive of the style of Democratic  positions he holds, not his own age, for he’s only 26.But he notes that he is pro-life and pro-Second...

Updated at 7:44 PM

A state judge has been asked to put an immediate halt to Missouri's acceptance of joint tax returns from gay couples who got married legally in other states.

Updated at 7:42 PM

Missouri hospitals have eliminated about 1,000 positions and put a hiring freeze on more than 2,100 vacant positions in the past six months, the state hospital association said Wednesday while pushing for an expansion of the state's Medicaid program.

Updated at 7:27 PM

Missourians could lose welfare benefits if they go too long without using them in the state under legislation advanced by the House.

Updated at 7:26 PM

Nursing mothers could not be penalized for breast-feeding in public nor be required to serve on juries under legislation advancing in the Missouri House.

Updated at 7:24 PM

The Missouri House approved a novel two-tiered state spending plan Thursday that would increase public school funding by up to $122 million if more conservative revenue projections turn out to be right or up to $278 million if Gov. Jay Nixon's...

Updated at 7:05 PM

Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law. That would let the administration boost sign-ups and aid Democrats under attack over the program's...

Updated at 7:03 PM

The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation that would require local elections authorities to phase out the use of some electronic voting machines.

Updated at 7:00 PM

Missouri senators have endorsed legislation that could make it cheaper to buy older cars. The bill, SB 693, given first-round approval Tuesday would exempt decade-old cars with a price under $15,000 from sales taxes on the titling of the motor...

Posted at 7:00 PM

News to knowAccording to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 U.S. kids has...

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