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Missouri court urged to strike down ballot notarization

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — With absentee voting already underway, attorneys for civil rights groups urged the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday to ease requirements for those concerned about the coron...

States give few details on billions spent on virus supplies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — States are spending billions of dollars stocking up on medical supplies such as masks and breathing machines during the coronavirus pandemic. But more than two months into t...

Petition seeks to put Medicaid expansion on Missouri ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters could get to decide whether to expand Medicaid health care coverage for thousands of low-income adults after a decade of repeated rejections by the state's R...

Nebraska dam had history of ice issues before fatal failure

A Nebraska dam that collapsed under pressure from an icy flood had a history of unaddressed ice issues and had no formal emergency plan because regulators wrongly assumed that no one would die if it f...

States turn to cash reserves as coronavirus strains budgets

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (AP) — States across the U.S. are allocating hundreds of millions of dollars to respond to the coronavirus, even as the U.S. government prepares to send billions more their way. ...

US senator proposes money, oversight to boost dam safety

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday called for more federal money and oversight to shore up the nation's aging dams following an Associated Press investigation that found scores of potentially tro...

Home buyouts split apart a flood-prone Missouri town

MOSBY, Mo. (AP) — Tammy Kilgore raised the giant claw of a John Deere excavator high in the air, then slammed it down on the roof the house where she had spent nearly her entire adult life. ...

Home buyouts split apart a flood-prone Missouri town

MOSBY, Mo. (AP) — Tammy Kilgore raised the giant claw of a John Deere excavator high in the air, then slammed it down on the roof the house where she had spent nearly her entire adult life. ...

Trump proposal seeks to crack down on food stamp 'loophole'

Residents signing up for food stamps in Minnesota are provided a brochure about domestic violence, but it doesn't matter if they even read the pamphlet. The mere fact it was made available could allow...

Redistricting cases press on, even after high court ruling

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday rejecting partisan gerrymandering claims in North Carolina and Maryland will effectively end similar federal lawsuits in several states. But it isn't likely to sto...

Q&A: Why is partisan gerrymandering OK under US Constitution

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal courts have no authority to decide cases claiming that partisan gerrymandering of legislative districts violates the Constitution. The ruling Thursday could h...

Lawsuit: Mississippi has racist way of choosing governors

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new lawsuit by three African American residents of Mississippi seeks to block what it calls the state's racist method of electing the governor and other statewide officials. ...

AP: Cost of flood buyouts has been rising over past decade

MOSBY, Mo. (AP) — The residents of this small riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture. ...

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capita...

Fourth day of nasty storms ravages central US

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms in the Midwest spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Mi...