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Kansas City area to get 1,001 electric car chargers

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City Power & Light says it’s planning to spend about $20 million to install 1,001 public electric car chargers will make the Kansas City…

Chinese consulate warns Missouri lawmakers on Taiwan

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Chinese consulate opposes a Missouri measure encouraging the U.S. government to resume trade talks with and continue weapons sales to Taiwan. State lawmakers received…

Teacher training in Missouri facing stronger scrutiny

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — College programs that train Missouri’s future teachers are facing an unprecedented level of scrutiny as the state overhauls how educators are certified. The changes — which…

$8 million expansion dedicated at Silver Dollar City

(BRANSON, Mo., AP) — Silver Dollar City in Branson officially dedicated an $8 million expansion project that will include 10 new attractions. The ceremony on Wednesday celebrated the new Fireman’s…

Jury in Va. to hear closing arguments in CIA leak case

(ALEXANDRIA, Va., AP) — A federal jury is slated to hear closing arguments in the leak trial of a former CIA officer accused of giving details of a classified operation…

Missouri governor to propose increased education funding

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to call for increased education funding and bipartisan cooperation as he delivers his annual State…

Special Olympics training will be in Jefferson City

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A training campus for Special Olympics Missouri will be located in Jefferson City. Phil Cook, chairman of the group’s board of directors, said Tuesday the…

City participates in sales tax holiday

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The city will participate in the annual Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday this spring. The sales tax holiday exempts state sales tax from sales of new appliances…

Kansas City father charged after 4-year-old shoots sister

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City man is charged after his 4-year-old son found a gun and shot his 3-year-old sister. Jackson County prosecutors charged 26-year-old Jessie Ross…

Missouri bill would ban spanking, paddling in public schools

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Proposed Missouri legislation would ban the use of spanking or paddling by educators in public schools. Democratic state Sen. Joe Keaveny of St. Louis this…