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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...

A new year in legislatures brings same story on harassment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the first week of 2019, an investigation by Oregon's labor agency deemed the state Capitol to be a hostile workplace because of an unchecked pattern of sexual harassment ...

Minimum wage rising in 20 states and numerous cities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wages will be increasing for millions of low-income workers across the U.S. as the new year ushers in new laws in numerous states. New minimum wage require...

Missouri governor wants repeal of new redistricting law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says a new constitutional amendment changing Missouri's legislative redistricting process should be repealed. Parson told The Ass...

Missouri turns to math formula to deter gerrymandering

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The votes won't be cast for another four years, yet Democrats already appear likely to gain seats in Missouri's Republican-dominated Legislature in 2022. T...

Democrats knock holes in Republican wall of state control

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Republican wall that has stood in state capitols for much of the past decade now has a few holes in it. Democrats flipped control of seven gubernatoria...

Democrats chip away at GOP dominance in state governments

Democrats took back the governor's office in Illinois on Tuesday, their first victory in a nationwide strategy to consolidate power in their traditional strongholds and chip away at years of Republica...

Democratic wave faces GOP gerrymandering in US House races

Forecasts of a Democratic wave in the midterm elections will be put to the test by Republican gerrymandering of U.S. House districts. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ...

Missed deadlines cost millions in potential disaster aid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As the floodwaters recede and the recovery begins, communities swamped by Hurricane Florence soon will be on the clock to document the billions of dollars in damage it cause...

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last pr...

Upcoming redistricting is a backstory of 2018 midterms

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting is p...

Influence of organized labor gets big test in Missouri vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — On the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening public-sector unions, labor's clout is being put to a new test by a voter referendum in Missouri over whether the state...

Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest received a jolt of new life Tuesday as the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state regulator...

Trump's own tariffs make it harder to rebuild infrastructure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the nation's transportation infrastructure and to strengthen the U.S. steel industry through tariffs on imports. Bu...

Missouri to get new leader as scandal-plagued governor quits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri was preparing to swap out leaders Friday, replacing a scandal-plagued governor who had faced potential impeachment with a lieutenant governor whose first objective ...