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Missouri Senate endorses unemployment change

By JORDAN SHAPIRO (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The amount of time Missourians can receive unemployment benefits would be tied to the state’s jobless rate under legislation endorsed by the…

University gets $1M to research hepatitis B

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Saint Louis University researchers will use two grants worth a combined $1 million to help search for a cure for hepatitis B. The university announced Tuesday…

FCC: Thousands of hotels don’t offer direct 911

By NOMAAN MERCHANT (DALLAS, AP) — Tens of thousands of hotels don’t allow guests to directly reach emergency services when they dial 911, according to a national survey taken after…

Kansas, Missouri consider tanning bed restrictions

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A national debate over the safety of tanning beds has made its way to Kansas and Missouri, where lawmakers are considering measures that could sharply…

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) –…