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State and Regional News

Gov. Nixon announces that MoDOT will waive weight limits to help farmers impacted by heavy rains during harvest season

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – With heavy rains affecting farmers’ ability to harvest their crops in many areas of the state, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that the Missouri Department of Transportation has agreed to allow heavier than normal truck loads of farm commodities on Missouri highways. The Governor made the announcement during a visit to BioZyme Inc., an animal nutrition company in St. Joseph. While the waiver is in effect, farmers, private and for-hire motor carriers may carry up to 10 percent more than their licensed weight on Missouri highways.

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Federal funding cuts have led to Missouri's shrinking healthcare work force

JEFFERSON CITY - Federal funding cuts have cost Missouri hospitals jobs and led to the shutdown of two facilities according to some health officials.

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The main health care plan in Missouri will cover same-sex couples married in other states

JEFFERSON CITY - The health care plan for Missouri government workers has expanded coverage to include same-sex couples married in other states.

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Grant will allow Missouri to further strengthen school emergency planning and safety, Gov. Nixon announces 

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced Missouri will work to strengthen school safety by using a $500,000 U.S. Department of Education grant to help local schools and regional response agencies collaborate on designing individualized school emergency response plans.

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Missouri law enforcement officers undergo state-mandated training amid rising police-community tensions

JEFFERSON CITY - Police officers who fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters two months earlier in Ferguson received training from a required state program.

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