Rachel Lippmann http://kcur.org en Missouri Couples Sue To Have Out-Of-State Same-Sex Marriages Recognized http://kcur.org/post/missouri-couples-sue-have-out-state-same-sex-marriages-recognized <strong>Updated with additional information from the press conference, copy of the case.</strong><p>Eight same-sex couples in Missouri have filed suit seeking to have their out-of-state marriages recognized in the state.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union filed the suit in Kansas City this morning. The plaintiffs are not looking to force Missouri to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:12:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 51164 at http://kcur.org Missouri Couples Sue To Have Out-Of-State Same-Sex Marriages Recognized Advice For Consumers After The Christmas Holiday http://kcur.org/post/advice-consumers-after-christmas-holiday <p>The Better Business Bureau of St. Louis is reminding shoppers to be just as cautious after Christmas as before.</p><p>The organization's vice president of communications, Chris Thetford, says if you’re shopping in person, make sure you always know the location of your credit or debit card. Online, he says, make sure to use a secure site.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 16:22:51 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 48889 at http://kcur.org Same-Sex Partner Of Missouri State Trooper Ruled Ineligible For Survivor Benefits http://kcur.org/post/same-sex-partner-missouri-state-trooper-ruled-ineligible-survivor-benefits <strong>Updated at 10:05 a.m. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:37:33 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 45984 at http://kcur.org Same-Sex Partner Of Missouri State Trooper Ruled Ineligible For Survivor Benefits After Conservation Efforts, Elk Herd Thriving In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/after-conservation-efforts-elk-herd-thriving-missouri <p>Missouri conservation officials say they are pleased with the way a three-year effort to restore elk to the southeastern part of the state is going.</p><p>The last group of elk arrived at the Peck Ranch conservation area this spring, bringing the total to around 100 animals.</p><p>Department of Conservation resource scientist Lonnie Hansen says the state will start controlling the population when it reaches about 400 elk.</p><p>Until then, the focus is on keeping the animals healthy.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:00:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 39761 at http://kcur.org After Conservation Efforts, Elk Herd Thriving In Missouri Nixon Signs Bill Blocking Scanning Of Documents For Driver's Licenses http://kcur.org/post/nixon-signs-bill-blocking-scanning-documents-drivers-licenses <p>Perhaps in an effort to put an end to an ongoing political battle over the practice, Missouri&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon has&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/pdf-bill/tat/SB252.pdf">signed legislation</a> blocking the state Department of Revenue from scanning and storing documents required to get a driver's license.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:14:26 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 39464 at http://kcur.org UMWA Workers Continue Protests Against Peabody Coal http://kcur.org/post/umwa-workers-continue-protests-against-peabody-coal <p>More than 1,000 United Mine Workers of America members were back in St. Louis Monday, the latest in a series of protests against Peabody Coal and its handling of their retirement and health care benefits.</p><p>St. Louis-based Peabody Coal spun off Patriot in 2007, and made it financially responsible for most retiree benefits. The rally is the first since a bankruptcy judge ruled last month that Patriot can impose sharp cuts in those benefits to get the company profitable again.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:21:43 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 38716 at http://kcur.org Nixon Wants More Money For Education http://kcur.org/post/nixon-wants-more-money-education <p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says his budget for next year will expand funding for education for students of all ages.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:28:40 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30929 at http://kcur.org Nixon Wants More Money For Education Union Numbers Drop In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/union-numbers-drop-missouri <p style="margin-left:.5in;">The <a href="http://www.bls.gov/">U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics</a> released <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.nr0.htm">union membership numbers</a> today. The percentage of Missouri workers who are members of a union dropped to less than nine percent in 2012, following two years of slight gains. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:58:14 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30845 at http://kcur.org Nixon Pushes For Open Records Exemptions http://kcur.org/post/nixon-pushes-open-records-exemptions <p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is using his bully pulpit to push for the reinstatement of some exemptions to Missouri’s Sunshine Law.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:16:42 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30028 at http://kcur.org Nixon Pushes For Open Records Exemptions University of Missouri Proposes 2% Tuition Increase http://kcur.org/post/university-missouri-proposes-2-tuition-increase <p>Students on the four campuses of the University of Missouri system are facing another two percent increase in tuition next year. The proposed increase part of the preliminary budget presented to the Board of Curators and is similar to those of each of the last five years. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:28:03 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 28674 at http://kcur.org University of Missouri Proposes 2% Tuition Increase Nixon Re-Elected, Defeats Spence http://kcur.org/post/nixon-re-elected-defeats-spence <p>In a state that went overwhelmingly for Mitt Romney, Democrat Jay Nixon was re-elected to a second term as governor of Missouri.&nbsp; Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:55:11 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Chris McDaniel 27228 at http://kcur.org Nixon Re-Elected, Defeats Spence Runner Has Eyes On Two Prizes: Olympics, Ph.D. http://kcur.org/post/runner-has-eyes-two-prizes-olympics-phd Among the dozens of athletes hoping to leap, throw or run their way to London as part of the U.S. track and field team is 24-year-old runner Shannon Leinert.<p>Leinert, who will compete in the 800-meter dash, has dreamed of the Olympics since she was 10 and winning races in St. Louis, her hometown. If that weren't enough, she's also working on a doctoral degree in special education.<p>Leinert now trains at the University of Missouri-Columbia track that revived her college career and allowed her to think seriously about the Olympics. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 07:08:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 19682 at http://kcur.org Runner Has Eyes On Two Prizes: Olympics, Ph.D. Missouri Senators Split on Health Care http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senators-split-health-care <p>St. Louis, MO – Missouri's two Senators see completely different outcomes from the health care overhaul bill set to pass the Senate tomorrow.</p> Wed, 23 Dec 2009 19:28:14 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 6096 at http://kcur.org AG Race In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/ag-race-missouri <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d31dc5298f0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d31dc5298f0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d31dc5298f0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-781586.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>St. Louis, MO – The political spotlight in Missouri has focused mostly on a close presidential race and a contentious battle for the governor's office.</p> <p>The attorney general's race has been keeping a lower profile.</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 07:17:59 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4710 at http://kcur.org