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Corporations are people? It’s a real legal concept

By NANCY BENAC (WASHINGTON, AP) — There may be more to that “we the people” notion than you thought. These are boom times for the concept of “corporate personhood.” Corporations…

Nixon signs religious liberties bill for schools 

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation intended to protect students’ religious expression at public schools. The bill signed Wednesday says students cannot face discrimination…

PSC approves plans for coal ash landfill

(LABADIE, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Public Service Commission has given the go-ahead for a coal ash landfill near the eastern Missouri town of Labadie, despite strong opposition from environmental…

Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

By EMERY P. DALESIO (RODANTHE, N.C., AP) — Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting a stream…

State Fair still accepting contest entries

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Several competitions at this year’s Missouri State Fair are still accepting entries. Many contests require preregistration but some accept contestants on-the-spot, including two new contests being offered for children.…