Greitens’ proposed budget cuts higher education funding again

JEFFERSON CITY — Higher education is under the chopping block again after Gov. Eric Greitens released his budget plan for the 2019 fiscal year Monday, where he proposed an almost $98 million cut, or 10.8 percent. While the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will gain almost $55...


Proposed bill would allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees

Community colleges across Missouri could offer four-year baccalaureate degrees in select programs instead of being limited to two-year associate degrees. A proposed bill would allow community colleges, through the Coordinating Board of Higher Education, to apply for baccalaureate degree programs if...


As Gibson police probe continues, Utah DNR head remains supportive

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The DNR Executive Director said a $20-million flood-mitigation effort abutting property co-owned by Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson is rumored to be involved in a police investigation. He said he doesn’t believe any wrongdoing happened. 


White House official: President Donald Trump signs bill funding government through Feb. 8,

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House official: President Donald Trump signs bill funding government through Feb. 8, ending 69-hour shutdown.


5 years after fall on ice, former aircraft mechanic still struggles

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Blake Halfacre says his goal in waging his battle for treatment is to get back to work, but the chances are looking slim as he exhausts all possibilities. 


CHIP Renewed For Six Years As Congress Votes To Reopen Federal Government

This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free ( details ). A brief, partial shutdown of the federal government ended Monday, as the Senate and House approved legislation that would keep federal dollars flowing until Feb. 8, as well as fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for the...


Federal budget agreement includes pay for federal workers during shutdown

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Congress has approved legislation to make sure federal workers get paid for the three-day government shutdown.


The Latest: Mexico slams US decision on solar panels tariff

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Mexico says it regrets the United States’ decision not to exclude it from tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. It says it will “use all...


POLITICS ROUND-UP: A look at some key stories in state and local politics

With the state legislature in session and attention focused on news about Missouri’s governor, we offer a few key stories about state and local politics from the past week and a calendar of upcoming events. Governor says he will not resign In an interview with The Associated Press published...


Proposed bill would help trafficking victims expunge prostitution records

JEFFERSON CITY — As a minor, Christine McDonald was the victim of sex trafficking for 17 years. Because of that, she has been convicted of felony prostitution. She hasn’t been able to forget it. “Fourteen years out of the life it’s still a barrier for me. I’ve still struggled to find work.I still...

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