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34 min ago | Business Journal

Austin Alonzo: Streetcar expansion may get $124M MoDOT infusion

The Missouri Department of Transportation will send $124 million to help Kansas City pay for its proposed streetcar expansions - if everything falls into place on Aug. 5. That's when state voters will decide on a 10-year, three-fourths-cent sales tax that would help pay for roads, bridges and other transportation projects.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Scanews.com

Missourians Living Overseas, Or In The Miltary, Can Now Register and Vote Online

Missourians living overseas - including those in the military - can now register to vote and get their absentee ballots online through a new secure website set up by the secretary of state's office.

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Landmark

Proposed Quik Trip now in doubt

Six months have passed since developers announced their intent to acquire prime real estate at the southeast corner of intersection Highway 9 and Highway 45 in Parkville.

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Lee's Summit Tribune

Will Kraus Announces Campaign for Missouri Secretary of State

Kraus, who is unopposed for a second term in the Senate, plans to form an official campaign committee for statewide office immediately after the general election in November.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Small Business, Personal Finance, US Army, Lees Summit, MO

KRMS-AM Osage Beach

Gravois Sewer Breaks Records

The Gravois Arm Sewer District is receiving funding for a preliminary engineering report from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for the phase four sewer project.

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The Pitch

Gov. Nixon vetoes faux-reform payday loan bill, calls it a 'sham effort'

The payday loan lobby is quite powerful in Missouri, a state home to more payday loan operations than McDonalds and Starbucks combined .

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The Miami Herald

Missouri governor signs health care expansion

Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday expanding government-funded prenatal health coverage and allowing some newly trained doctors to go to work more quickly in areas of Missouri where there are physician shortages.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

Insurance Journal West

'Drafting Error' Leads to Veto of Missouri Health Insurance Navigator Bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama

Home

MoDOT announces new projects

New projects from the Missouri Department of Transportation are set to be completed over the next 10 years, should Constitutional Amendment 7 pass in the August election.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Illinois, Illinois Government

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Garden City Telegram

EPA's proposed changes in water rules rile agriculture

The backlash from agricultural and rural groups in Kansas and elsewhere in response to proposed changes in federal rules regarding water protection has been strong enough to draw Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to the heartland to defend the move.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kansas, Agriculture, Science, Environment, Missouri

Missourian

MINUTE: Music livens up farmers market

The Missourian Minute is a regular video series of scenes from around mid-Missouri.

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Home

City of Kirksville to update Wastewater Treatment Plant

New, stricter state and federal standards mean the city of Kirksville is going to have to make major, expensive upgrades at its Wastewater Treatment Plant south of town.

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News Tribune

Financial woes loom for MoDOT funding

The financial uncertainty about the Federal Highway Trust Fund running out of money by the end of the month has trickled down to Jefferson City.

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Related Topix: Jefferson City, MO, US Politics, Roy Blunt, US News, Claire McCaskill, Missouri, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Roy Blunt

News Tribune

Nixon: Deer farmers, they aren't livestock

Governor Jay Nixon announced he has vetoed House Bill 1326 and Senate Bill 506, also known as the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014, during a meeting of the Missouri Conservation Commission on Tuesday.

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Agri Marketing

American Soybean Assn Supports Missouri's Farming Rights Amendment

AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSN SUPPORTS MISSOURI'S FARMING RIGHTS AMENDMENT Jul. 8, 2014 American Soybean Association reports: The Creve Coeur-based American Soybean Association has issued its support of the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment , a measure that would amend the state's constitution to recognize and protect modern agriculture and the benefits ... (more)

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Maneater

State NAACP chapter pushes to abolish death penalty in Missouri

National attention has been drawn to the constitutionality of the death penalty due to the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett that took place in April.

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KFVS12

Missouri offers overseas voting portal

Missourians serving in the military who are stationed outside of the state will now be able to vote using a new online platform.

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Belleville News Democrat

Downtown section of Interstate 44 closing for weekend

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close Interstate 44, formerly known as the "depressed section" of Interstate 70, for the CityArchRiver Park Over the Highway project.

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Missourian

Foster children in dire need of homes in Columbia, statewide

Ivy Pinkstaff, 5, hugs her foster brother while sitting next to her sister, Hannah Pinkstaff, 8, on June 27. The Pinkstaff family took a break and cooled off after spending about a half-hour enjoying the playground equipment.

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KMIZ

13 months later, no report on train collision

More than a year after two freight trains collided in southeast Missouri, the National Transportation Safety Board has yet to complete a final report on the accident.

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