Politics Feb 04Harassment claims target 4 Missouri lawmakers
The Missouri House has dealt with six formal sexual harassment complaints over the past two years, including four that involved lawmakers and that cost more than $22,000 in external legal fees to investigate.
Politics Jan 11How states are rethinking sexual misconduct policies after months of complaints
A 50-state review by The Associated Press found that almost all legislative chambers now have at least some type of written sexual harassment policy, though they vary widely.
Nation Jul 01State laws will expand concealed guns to public facilities
Starting Saturday, concealed guns will be permitted at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public areas in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol.
Politics Jun 25AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016
The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump’s favor. Less attention…
Health May 14Missouri targets doctor dearth, expands first-in-nation law
Numerous doctors from around the U.S. could become eligible to treat patients in Missouri's underserved areas as a result of a planned expansion of a first-in-the-nation law aimed at addressing doctor shortages.
Politics Dec 24Republicans to target unions, expand school choice in states
Republicans are preparing to reshape state laws affecting workplaces, classrooms, courtrooms and more during 2017.
Politics Nov 08Dozen governors’ races give Republicans shot at more gains
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Republicans, who already control a solid majority of governorships, sought to add to their ranks Tuesday as voters picked chief executives in a dozen states.
Politics Sep 19Where do the presidential candidates stand on infrastructure issues?
The U.S. interstate highway system, celebrating its 60th birthday this year, is showing its age. Politicians generally agree the nation's infrastructure is in need of improvement. Deciding how to pay for it and which projects should take priority is more…
Politics Apr 12Missouri certifies wins for Trump, Clinton in close primary
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Republican businessman Donald Trump and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were certified Tuesday as the winners of Missouri's presidential primaries, though a recount remains a possibility.
Politics Nov 03Election roundup: Big night for Republicans; marijuana, gay rights, Airbnb ballot initiatives fail
In most states, the big elections will come next year. But on Tuesday, voters in a few states elected governors and legislators, some cities selected mayors, and a variety of major issues were being settled at the ballot box.