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Biden: US won’t rest until VA problems fixed

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told veterans gathered in St. Louis on Monday that the Obama administration won’t rest until major problems at the Veterans Affairs Department…

Springfield votes to allow urban beekeeping

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — More Springfield residents will be able to become beekeepers inside city limits. The City Council voted Monday to approve changes in city ordinances to allow urban…

Body found in fountain at Kansas City airport

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Police are investigating how an adult’s body ended up in a pond near the Kansas City International Airport. The body was found Monday afternoon during…

Cleanup of lead at Missouri park nearing an end

(PARK HILL, Mo., AP) — A three-year cleanup project is nearing an end at a popular Missouri state park that is on the site of a shuttered lead mine. The…

American Jews, other ‘lone soldiers’ serve Israel

By JULIE WATSON (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have…

Improvements underway at Sedalia Regional Airport

(SEDALIA, Mo., AP) — Officials at the Sedalia Regional Airport are hoping improvements to the main runway will eventually lead to more traffic at the airport. Construction on the airport’s…

Racing cycles and cars block interstate traffic

(PLATTE CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says more than 40 motorcycles and racing cars held up traffic while performing stunts on Interstate 435 in northwest Missouri.…

Springfield utility getting energy from solar farm

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — City Utilities in Springfield has begun receiving some power from a solar farm in Greene County. The utility’s spokesman, Joel Alexander, says the solar farm northeast…

Kansas City to pay $500K to settle lawsuit

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Council has agreed to settle the seventh of eight discrimination lawsuits stemming from the reorganization of the city prosecutor’s office. The council…

Payday lenders collecting utility bills might end

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri regulators are again considering whether to stop payday lenders from collecting utility bill payments from their customers. The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1kCBY6i) critics…