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Recount requested on Missouri right to farm

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Election officials across Missouri will conduct a recount of the narrow passage of a constitutional amendment creating a right to farm,…

Can Ferguson change the ‘ritual’ of black deaths?

By JESSE WASHINGTON (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid…

Rain delays Burning Man voyagers at Reno Wal-Mart

By SCOTT SONNER (RENO, Nev., AP) — Hundreds of travelers on the road to Burning Man in their quest for oneness with nature and celebration of self-expression on a peaceful…

Former MU prof reflects on life as he turns 109

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Almost a decade after passing the century mark, a former University of Missouri professor says he does his share of fretting but that life has been…

Prosecutions, fines increase in puppy mill cases

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A state law intended to crack down on Missouri’s worst puppy mills has increased the number of prosecutions and fines and led to the rescue of…

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped…

$90 million pet food factory opens in Joplin

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — A cat and dog food manufacturer has opened its first factory, a $90 million facility in Joplin. Heartland Pet Foods Manufacturing opened the 415,000-square-foot plant Wednesday…

Missouri medical school receives $2.4 million gift

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received a $2.4 million gift to create an endowed chair in oncology. The school announced in a news…

5 things to know about case against Texas’ Perry

By PAUL J. WEBER (AUSTIN, Texas, AP) — In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have…

EPA launches criminal probe into Tyson discharge

(MONETT, Mo., AP) — Tyson Foods is the subject of a federal criminal investigation of its role in the discharge of a food supplement into a southwest Missouri town’s wastewater…