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EDITORIAL: Greitens cannot defend himself in court while running the state

Missourians have every reason to be shocked and horrified that their seemingly upstanding governor, a former Navy SEAL, is now under felony criminal indictment. But no one should be surprised. During 13 months in office, Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has blazed a trail of abuse, flaunting of the...


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Handling funeral arrangements would be made easier under new bill

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would make it easier for people who are unavailable to handle post-death arrangements. The bill would allow a next-of-kin to designate someone to handle the arrangements if they are unavailable. The designee must be...


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Higher education cuts may receive cushion from CHIP reserves

Excess state funds put aside for the Children’s Health Insurance Program last year could be used to restore some of the state’s higher education budget following additional cuts in Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019, according to a news release from the Missouri House of...


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Report: number of hate groups in Missouri has declined

While the number of hate groups in the United States increased by 4 percent last year, the number in Missouri went down from 24 to 18, according to a recently released report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC, founded in 1971, is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in...


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees himself outperforming history

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the offensive about his record and the defensive about the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump sought in a week’s worth of rhetoric to show that he is outdoing his predecessor, if not all of history. This made for inflated claims. His speech to the Conservative...


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Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

Trump Foreign Payments Lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Friday expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman. Legal experts say the...


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Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates’ guilty plea to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges turns him from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel’s probe of President Donald Trump’s election campaign and Russia’s interference. The plea by Gates, a former senior adviser to...


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Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

School Shooting Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him “getting into a school and just shooting the place up.” The Associated...


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Riverdale considers 6-field soccer project near Weber River Parkway

Riverdale soccer fields proposal

The Utah Youth Soccer Association wants to build six soccer fields on Riverdale City property south of the city offices. The fields would sit between the railroad tracks and the Weber River Parkway trail. The association would pay for the construction and maintenance and the city would...


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Missouri's next possible governor Mike Parson described as 'a straight shooter'

It’s hard to say what the outcome will be of the criminal case against the governor. But who’s the guy who could become Missouri’s next governor? That’s Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, and he’s a very different person from Gov. Eric Greitens. Parson, 62, came to office alongside Greitens, winning 110 of...


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