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The James C. Kirkpatrick Library hides in the shadows Wednesday as sunshine lights the south side of campus. The campus was closed for a second day in a row due…

Panel OKs proposal over Nixon’s budget power

By CHRIS BLANK (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri lawmakers moved forward Tuesday with a constitutional amendment that would allow the Legislature to block spending cuts enacted by the governor.…

Mules hold off Winona State to finish 2-2 at Houston Winter Invitational

(HOUSTON, Texas) — The 19th-ranked Central Missouri Mules held off Winona State 3-2 on Tuesday morning at Minute Maid Park. The win gave UCM a 2-2 record at the season-opening…

Mo. House mulls one-cent transportation tax

By JORDAN SHAPIRO (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s top transportation official warned a House committee Tuesday that the failure to pass a penny increase in the state’s sales tax…

Southwest jet gets stuck in snow at KCI

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet arriving from Denver got stuck in a snow bank at Kansas City International Airport. Airline officials say the Boeing 737, with…

States look to rein in government surveillance

By NIGEL DUARA (PORTLAND, Ore., AP) — Angry over revelations of National Security Agency surveillance and frustrated with what they consider outdated digital privacy laws, state lawmakers around the nation…

Mo. court revives light rail initiative in KC

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has revived a potential initiative for a light rail system in Kansas City. The court ruled Tuesday that the proposed transportation…