Monday Dec 9
Obama to pay tribute to Mandela in South Africa
President Barack Obama will pay tribute this week to Nelson Mandela, making the long trip from Washington to South Africa Monday to attend a national memorial service for the anti-apartheid icon.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Pinkel remains committed to Missouri, not interested in Washington job
On Monday, Steve Sarkisian left Washington to accept the vacant head coaching position at USC.
Obama mourns death of icon Nelson Mandela
Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of the anti-apartheid icon with whom he shares the distinction of being his nation's first black president.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Don't get flighty over Boeing enticements
It means having the luxury of forgoing $9 billion in state-offered incentives if the union representing most of your employees won't agree to your demands.
River Front Times
Two Bros Accused of Extraordinary Feat: Stealing $1,577 Worth of Booze from Walmart
It takes persistence and patience, but yes, it is possible to steal $1,577.23 worth of liquor from a Walmart.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Slow economic growth likely in 9 Midwest, Plains states
The temporary resolution of the budget stalemate in Washington has made business leaders more optimistic in nine Midwest and Plains states, but only modest economic growth is expected in the near future.
Boeing deal an extraordinary challenge
State legislators convened Monday for a special, or extraordinary, session to consider a package of economic development incentives to encourage Boeing Co.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Nixon calls special session for Boeing incentives
Gov. Jay Nixon wants state lawmakers back at the Capitol a month early in hopes of persuading the Boeing Co.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Simonne F. Ridgwell
Simonne F. Ridgwell, of Fayette, passed away Nov. 21, 2013. She was 84. Simonne was born Aug. 22, 1929, in Antwerp, Belgium, a daughter of Maurice and Marie 'SJaegers Vandecnocke.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
KMOV-TV Saint Louis
Man sentenced to 5 years probation for meth lab in Washington, Mo. daycare
A Washington, Missouri man was sentenced in court on Tuesday for cooking meth in a daycare where several children were found sleeping.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Analysis: Missouri tax policy dates to Depression
The U.S. was in the throes of the Great Depression when Missouri legislators decided to impose a 4 percent tax on personal income over $9,000 as a means of funding state government.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving official, 150 years ago
The first Thanksgiving is often associated with the Pilgrims. Over two centuries later, Abraham Lincoln was the first to make it official.
Florida's Invaders: Water Hyacinth
Florida is the land of invasive species. Because of our status as a center for the importing of exotic pets and houseplants from overseas, and our neo-tropical climate, we have been invaded by everything from kudzu plants to Burmese pythons.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Kerry: U.S. and Karzai agree on language for pact
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the Organization of American States in Washington.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
from Readers: Young Socialists Club strives for bipartisan collaboration
It's an outrage. An absolute abomination. The fact that people's living conditions in the best country on Earth can vary between pampered luxury and hopeless poverty disgusted me.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Hazel Investments files for bankruptcy
Hazel Investments LP, a Washington, Mo.-based corporation run by Doug Hazel, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.