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13 hrs ago | Missourian

UM curators approve request of more than $240 million for STEM funding

Improvements to the University of Missouri System's STEM facilities - those related to science, technology, engineering and math - topped the list of capital MU requested $104.3 million for its STEM Renovation and Rehabilitation Project, which includes renovations to five campus buildings and would eliminate $57.6 million of deferred maintenance, ... (more)

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17 hrs ago | Mental Help Net

Hormonal Contraception May Up Gestational Diabetes Risk

The type of contraceptives used before pregnancy may influence the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus , according to research published July 17 in Preventing Chronic Disease .

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22 hrs ago | JD Supra

Missouri DOR Burden of Proof and Notice Requirements Remain Uncertain After Veto

The Missouri General Assembly passed several tax-related bills at the end of the legislative session in mid-May that would have altered the Department of Revenue's burden of proof and changed its notice requirements.

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22 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Missouri to Vote on Adding Phone, Email Privacy to State Constitution

Missouri voters in August will decide whether to add an electronic privacy provision to the state constitution, giving telecommunications the same protections that currently prevent police officers from searching through people's paper documents, mailboxes, homes, and possessions without a warrant.

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Related Topix: Missouri, ACLU, US News, US Supreme Court, Liberal Political News

Yesterday | HR Magazine

DOT Updates National Hazardous Routes Registry

Transportation industry employers will want to review the new registry and determine what impact the changes may have for their logistics operations.

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Yesterday | KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Walnut Street ramp into downtown to close Friday morning

St. Louis, Mo. The ramp from eastbound Interstate 44 to Walnut Street will close Friday morning, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

The third problematic execution in the U.S. in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday.

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US News & World Report

Both Sides Claim Victory With Common Core Review Bills

More states are taking middle-of-the-road approaches toward the Common Core State Standards, and both opponents and supporters say it's a good thing.

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Related Topix: Missouri, US Governors, Chris Christie, Pat McCrory

Missourian

Missouri hitches future road work to proposed statewide sales tax

Scrivner, the general manager for Babbo's Spaghetteria on Grindstone Parkway, remembers when the area was forested before the four-lane thoroughfare was built in 2003 and turned the corridor into a commercial and residential hub.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Joplin

'Missouri Farmers Care' falls short in some major areas

All have combined to form Missouri Farmers Care, a well-oiled advocacy group whose "vision" is that "All Missourians will understand the truth about modern agriculture, food production and farm life and their connection to Missouri's food security ...

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Silicon Alley Insider

There's An Ambitious Campaign To Free A Guy Who Could Die In Prison For Dealing Weed

A new Indiegogo campaign is trying to raise money for a "media blitz" urging Missouri's governor to release the state's only inmate serving life without parole for nonviolent marijuana offenses, the Riverfront Times reports .

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Related Topix: Prison, Missouri, Drugs, Marijuana, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Front Page

Pavement being laid as Hwy. 364 project enters final stretch

Graded dirt began to give way to pavement earlier this month as construction continued on the third and final phase of Hwy.

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Business Journal

UMKC enterprise center nabs funds for KC entrepreneurs

The University of Missouri-Kansas City's Free Enterprise Center snagged private funds to bolster technology for students and entrepreneurs.

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Missourian

David Rosman: For the most part, don't mess with state constitution

Almost two weeks. That is how much time you have until the Aug. 5 primary election, and if you think this one is not important, well, let's take a look.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Vicky Hartzler, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Missouri

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Lines for Busch Stadium spill onto interstate ramp

Cardinals fans waited outside of Busch Stadium in a line that spilled into Highway 40, concerning some viewers.

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Washington Times

Recent Missouri editorials

Missouri continues to be the only state in the United States that won't allow a prescription drug database to be established.

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KIXQ-FM Joplin

Missouri Gov Candidate Sounds Off on Amendment 7

Missouri Gubernatorial Candidate Catherine Hanaway appeared on the KZRG Morning News Watch Tuesday morning, and sounded off on several ballot measures that Missouri voters will be deciding on August 5th.

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KZIM-AM Cape Girardeau

The Governor vetoed HB 1132 Did the decision hurt the poor?

Charity groups that serve underprivileged families and women in crisis pregnancies are calling on the General Assembly to override the veto by Governor Jay Nixon of House Bill 1132.

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Ag Professional

EPA in hot water over proposed CWA rule

Despite a recent public relations campaign through Missouri farm country to attempt to calm the waters about the proposed changes to the definition of "Waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act, EPA continues to take heat from farmers and ranchers, and lawmakers.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Columbia Journalism Review

Minus proper archives, news outlets risk losing years of backstories forever

Print stories can be lost, but digital stories last forever, captured for eternity in some nebulous internet ether or on a hard drive in a desk drawer.

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