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Charlene V. Brown

Charlene V. Brown, 85, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, formerly of Rolla, Missouri, died Sunday, July 13, at the Wilshire at Lakewood Nursing Home in Lee’s Summit. Graveside services will be held…

Nixon endorses school standards measure

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A lawmaker-led effort challenging national education standards that evolved into a softer approach to revise Missouri’s student achievement goals has won the last-minute backing of…

Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

By KRISTEN de GROOT Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said…

States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

By JUDY LIN (SACRAMENTO, Calif., AP) — A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled…

Nixon takes a pass, so 2 bills become laws

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Two bills that Gov. Jay Nixon declined to sign but also chose not to veto have now become laws. The Democratic governor vetoed a record…

Floodwaters continue to recede

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Mississippi River floodwaters continue to recede, but it will be sometime before the river is fully within its banks. The river rose sharply in late June…

Recent Missouri editorials

The Associated Press Jefferson City News Tribune, July 10 Veto removes threat to deer posed by inane bills: We would need to dig deep into the pile of legislation approved…

South Dakota teen finishes flight around the world

(SAN DIEGO, AP) — A South Dakota teen may have become the youngest person to fly solo around the world. Nineteen-year-old Matt Guthmiller completed the more than 29,000-mile journey in…

Dustin Neil Miller Sr.

Dustin Neil Miller Sr., 25, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Saturday, July 12. He leaves his wife, Jari Miller; one son, son, Dustin Neil Miller Jr.; two daughters, Dustany Nyckole Marie…