Missouri passed a law banning food labels like "veggie burgers." Although that is being challenged in court, ranchers in other states are pushing for similar legislation.
In just one example, Washington state has spent nearly $250,000 in repair and replacement costs since July 2017.
2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Michael P. McMillan, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis president and CEO
Legal wranglings over the first-in-the-nation rules pit beef and poultry producers against those selling plant-based meat alternatives.
Five states have marijuana-related ballot initiatives primed for the general election on Nov. 6.
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New statistics on the inconsistent treatment of blacks and whites by police in the state show how little has changed after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
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“There is a greater value to the data we maintain as a city than we anticipated,” according to the city’s chief innovation officer.
An important part of the snow-removal process: People to operate the plows.
In the months ahead, local government leaders plan to build upon technology now deployed along the downtown streetcar line.
“It’s becoming quite obvious that if you’re not connected, you’re falling behind,” Kansas City Mayor Sly James said.
Gov. Eric Greitens announced the details of his program—which notably neither doctors, nor pharmacists will be able to access—in an executive order announcement on Monday.
The Missouri Civil War Museum agreed to dismantle the memorial by Friday.
The Tax Foundation has new rankings and an interactive tool that look at the taxes states levy on a pack of smokes and changes in state cigarette tax revenue over the years.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: More sanitation troubles in Michigan prisons; Baltimore minimum wage bill; and lieutenant governor position may be axed in Illinois.
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The National Recreation and Park Association teamed up with St. Louis' regional parks and trails district to create a community center.
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