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Missouri’s unemployment rate is now at its lowest point in four years.

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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says badly administered mental health programs should be fixed as a remedy, rather than blame guns, for violence like the Connecticut school killings.

A joint committee of Missouri House and Senate members is considering an overhaul of how the state’s colleges and universities are funded each year. 

Despite being rejected by voters last month, there’s a new proposal to raise Missouri’s cigarette tax.

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When Sen. Claire McCaskill defeated Rep. Todd Akin a few weeks ago, everyone was surprised by the 16-point margin of victory. 

Trouble Brewing For King Of Beers

Nov 20, 2012

Once upon a time, Anheuser-Busch hopped on the throne as the king of beers. Then, the foam head started to collapse.

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Missouri voters considered four ballot measures this election.

Nixon Re-Elected, Defeats Spence

Nov 7, 2012
Nixon: via Missouri Governor’s website, Spence: courtesy Alpha Packaging

In a state that went overwhelmingly for Mitt Romney, Democrat Jay Nixon was re-elected to a second term as governor of Missouri. 

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Missouri’s 5th District Congressman Emanuel Cleaver got 60 percent of the vote and an easy win over Republican opponent Jacob Turk.

The votes are tallied; the results are in.

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Voter turnout has been heavy in portions of Missouri Tuesday morning, according to the Secretary of State’s office. 


It's Election Day, and the polls close at 7 p.m. in Kansas and in Missouri.

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In Missouri the Libertarian Party has a full slate of candidates for statewide office. 

An announcement from the campaign staff of Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said the Senator's mother has died.

Akin On ‘Dog’ Comment: Everybody Knew What I Meant

Oct 22, 2012

Republican Congressman Todd Akin is defending his statement comparing his opponent, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, to a dog.

In the race for Missouri Attorney General, the two front runners, Democratic incumbent Chris Koster and Republican Ed Martin, agree on few issues.

As the campaign season kicks into high gear, KCUR brings you “Ad Watch,” a series examining the accuracy of statements in advertisements for political candidates and issues.

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Representative Todd Akin, the Republican challenging Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill in this election, was on the defensive again today in Kansas City.

Political endorsements and the promise of PAC dollars have come streaming back to Representative Todd Akin, who’s challenging incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill for the U.S. Senate seat in Missouri. 


Many pundits and pollsters say that this year's Presidential race is already over: polls show Democratic President Barack Obama with a commanding lead over Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

You might have noticed a few changes while driving along US 71 Highway. For instance, you may have realized while traveling south that the sign for Grandview has been replaced with a sign for Joplin. This is but one of several changes that will take place over the next few months for US 71, which will soon become Interstate 49.

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich released a harsh audit of the Missouri Governor’s office on Wednesday. The findings accuse the governor of overspending his appropriation by $1.7 million.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Missourians have less access to healthcare and tend to be less healthy than the general population. That’s according to a new report by the Missouri Foundation for Health.

The day after GOP leaders called for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to withdrawal, his opponent, Claire McCaskill, didn't have much to say on the topic.

Arguments were heard on Friday about whether a temporary restraining order should be issued against Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan over language she approved for a ballot initiative regarding health care exchanges. 


For the first time, a Kansas Governor is actively campaigning against members of his own party. Governor Sam Brownback is hoping to replace moderate Republicans with more conservative members of his party.


On Tuesday, Missouri citizens will vote on Amendment 2, the so-called “right to pray” ballot measure

Next Tuesday Missouri Republicans will vote for one of three candidates seeking to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. 

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The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the State Auditor’s authority to prepare fiscal notes and summaries for citizen-initiated ballot questions. 

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You'll be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn't welcome a rain shower after weeks of heat and drought in the region.