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Jack Daniel’s opposes changing Tenn. whiskey law

By BRUCE SCHREINER and ERIK SCHELZIG (NASHVILLE, Tenn., AP) — If it isn’t fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered…

Phyllis Schlafly family in beer trademark dispute

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — To many older Americans, the Schlafly name is most closely associated with Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative commentator known for her campaign to…

Proposed minimum wage hike advances in Missouri

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A state Senate committee has advanced legislation that could raise Missouri’s minimum wage to $10 an hour. Tuesday’s vote by a Senate business committee means…

Leno, Murdoch among TV Hall of Fame inductees

By LYNN ELBER (BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., AP) — Bill Maher took advantage of pal Jay Leno’s Television Academy Hall of Fame induction to offer a spirited attack on what Maher…

Pig virus expected to cause higher pork prices

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — A fast-spreading virus that can kill 80 percent of piglets that contract it is rapidly spreading across Missouri hog farms, wiping out entire nurseries in some…

Pipeline project boosts local economy

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about the Flanagan South pipeline project that is cross through Johnson County. By KEVIN LYON (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) –…

Building where jazz greats played faces demolition

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A three-story building in midtown St. Louis where jazz greats once played is facing demolition. In the 1930s, jazz stars such as Count Basie, Miles Davis…

St. Louis duo gives $2.5M to Missouri vet school

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A St. Louis couple pledged to donate $2.5 million to the University of Missouri’s veterinary school despite having no prior connection to the university. The gift…

University of Missouri suspends art program

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri has suspended its undergraduate art education program for the coming year because of a continuing lack of students. The program will not…

Mo. House panel endorses Sunday motorcycle sales

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missourians could buy motorcycles on Sunday under legislation endorsed by a state House panel. Many states have repealed bans on selling retail on Sunday, but…