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Sen. Kraus running for Missouri secretary of state

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Republican state Sen. Will Kraus says he plans to run for Missouri secretary of state in 2016. Kraus announced his candidacy Thursday, making him the…

Towns hopeful worst of flood is behind them

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Officials in several Mississippi River towns are cautiously optimistic that they’re about to emerge from the flood of 2014 with relatively minor damage. Water levels were…

Obama aims to shift border crisis political debate

By JULIE PACE (AUSTIN, Texas, AP) — Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of…

AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD (LOS ANGELES, AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people…

Men get draft notices 100 years after the fact

(WILKES-BARRE, Pa., AP) — The Selective Service System says a data glitch prompted it to send notices to several deceased men in Pennsylvania, ordering them to register for the nation’s…

UCM alumnus makes gift to create student stock trading center

UCM alumnus makes gift to create student stock trading center

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — A realistic trading floor is in the works at the University of Central Missouri thanks to a gift from a 1952 alumnus. In recognition of Donn G.…

4 dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

(SMITHFIELD, N.Y., AP) — Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000…

Warrensburg Chamber president to resign

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The president of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that she will resign Aug. 15. Tammy Long has served as Chamber president for 18 years. Dan Houx, chair of…

Missouri launches website for military voters

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri residents stationed elsewhere because of military service can now use a state website to get ballots for elections. Secretary of State Jason Kander says…

Winds leave damage, power outages in Missouri

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A storm that swept through Missouri left thousands without power across the state early Tuesday. No major injuries have been reported. The National Weather Service…