McCaskill, Wagner laud different versions of Violence Against Women Act
Within hours after the U.S. House acted Thursday to pass overwhelmingly the Violence Against Women Act, Missourians were greeted to dueling accounts of what happened from Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (left) and Republican U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner.
History Museum leader defends Archibald's consulting contract
At a budget presentation to the Zoo-Museum District board, John Roberts (right) says he expects Robert Archibald will bring in donations that exceed the $270,000 he will be paid for six months.
Missouri House votes to redefine workplace discrimination
The Missouri House has approved legislation that would redefine workplace discrimination, a move that critics say weakens protections for workers.
Schoeller chosen executive director of Missouri GOP
Former state Rep. Shane Schoeller, of Willard, has been chosen to oversee the daily operations of the Republican Party. He succeeds Lloyd Smith, who resigned last month as executive director to make an unsuccessful bid for Congress.
Read Jason Rosenbaum's report at the St. Louiis Beacon.
Hot air online: Kander debuts new website that features legislative debates
Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander unveiled a new website on Tuesday that includes archived audio recordings of Missouri House and Senate debates. "One of my major goals as secretary of state is to make government more transparent and accessible, and this project will go a long way to achieve that,” he said.-
Ladue chooses inside candidate as next superintendent
The Ladue School District has chosen Assistant Superintendent Donna Jahnke as its new superintendent. Jahnke has worked in the Ladue schools for 22 years as a teacher, director of community services and principal.
Shipping woes ease on Mississippi River
Recent heavy rains and snow have raised water levels on the drought starved Mississippi River. Even though shippers are back to carrying normal loads, an industry spokesperson says shippers remains anxious about the future.
Commentary: Two critics of U.S. waterway policies say too much emphasis has been placed on the contributions of river transportation to the national economy while the costs and negative impacts of the system have been routinely ignored.
Missouri Supreme Court considering links between benefits and marriage
Should certain state benefits be limited only to married couples, even though that could discriminate against gays and lesbians in Missouri? That's one of the questions the Missouri Supreme Court will be considering after hearing arguments. Read Rachel Lippmann's report at St. Louis Public Radio.
SLU faculty impatient with lack of action on Biondi
The president of the Faculty Senate urged his colleagues to be patient, but the failure of the university's board to remove Biondi clearly has them questioning what will happen next.