State and Regional News

Charter school expansion, 'school choice' scholarships divide lawmakers

BY CAITLIN R. KING AND ADAM SATRYA JACKSON, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Senate Bill 55 is chock-full of contentious education measures.
The subject of a debate that lasted until about 2 a.m. Wednesday, the bill tackles charter schools and “school choice,” teaching the Bible in public classrooms and criminalizing the teaching of sex education without parents’ written permission.

Plan Your Next Adventure with the 2021 Missouri Travel Guide

Road trips, museums, hikes and everything in between are waiting for visitors in the Show-Me State. With the 2021 Official Missouri Travel Guide, travelers can begin planning their next adventure.

Missouri traffic fatalities increase 12 percent

    Preliminary reporting for 2020 indicates Missouri traffic fatalities increased by 12% compared to the previous year. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 989 lives were lost in Missouri traffic crashes in 2020, up from 881 in 2019.