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Court expands legal rights for injured workers

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers…

Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE (OAKDALE, Pa., AP) — Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are trumpeting $600 million in new competitive grants to…

Swope honored as UCM outstanding support staff member

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Duard “Putt” Swope received the University of Central Missouri’s Outstanding Support Staff Member Award at the group’s annual breakfast April 10. Annette Charles, chair of the awards committee,…

Ameren starts construction on natural gas pipeline

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Ameren Missouri says construction is underway on an 11-mile natural gas pipeline from Columbia to Ashland, which currently does not have natural gas service. Officials with…

Opening of nursing home part of Joplin recovery

By WALLY KENNEDY (JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — Gladys Dutton has done a lot of things in her life, but Monday’s dedication of the Communities at Wildwood Ranch nursing home marked…

Missouri House endorses Bright Flight expansion

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri House members have endorsed legislation that could offer additional financial assistance to persuade more top students to stay in the state after graduation day.…

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

By JOAN LOWY (DAYTON, Ohio, AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government’s Highway Trust Fund…

Mo. Senate sets aside debate on ethics legislation

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Senate has temporarily set aside debate on ethics legislation that would curb lobbying. The bill would make lawmakers wait two years after their…

Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage

By DEEPTI HAJELA (NEW YORK, AP) — An award that usually is met with cheers and jubilation instead came with a moment of silence, as The Boston Globe won the…

US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER and BILL DRAPER (OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two…