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Senate panel hears plan to add Mid-Missouri judge

Lawmakers are being asked to add a third circuit judge to the 26th circuit, one of several that contains five counties.

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Carl Vogel dies after cancer fight

Services pending for Jefferson City businessman and former lawmaker. Jefferson City businessman Carl Vogel lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Thursday night, 5½ weeks after his 61st birthday.

State Tech announces new president

Veteran educator starts July 1; experience includes 14 years at Missouri State.

Staton filing makes 3-way GOP Primary race

Mike Staton, of California, filed Friday for the 58th House District seat currently held by state Rep. David Wood, R-Versailles.

Hayden seeks re-election to 26th Circuit Judge’s job

Kenny Hayden, R-Barnett, filed last week for his second six-year term on the bench in Moniteau, Morgan, Miller, Camden and Laclede counties.

State Senate approves 'paycheck protection' with changes

Bill now goes back to House, which can take the changes or seek a conference committee to find a compromise.

Missouri's Catholic bishops support Syrian refugees

Bishops John Gaydos of the Jefferson City Diocese, James V. Johnston Jr. of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Thomas E. Reidy of Springfield-Cape Girardeau and Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis expressed their "solidarity with all those terrorized by ISIS and other violent extremists."

GOP candidates to Nixon: Say No to Syrian refugees

Republicans say Nixon should block Syrian refugees without federal security clearances; Governor agrees state's security is vital.

Day-after-Thanksgiving declared state holiday

Gov. Jay Nixon issued an executive order to close state offices.

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MoDOT tabs New Hampshire man for director's job

Patrick McKenna will start Dec. 7.

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