Missouri Sen. Mike Parson talks about the death of auditor Tom Schweich on the senate floor Monday.
(CNN) -- Venezuela has given the U.S. Embassy in Caracas 15 days to downsize its staff from 100 personnel to 17.
CLAYTON, Mo. -- A memorial service for Missouri’s state auditor will be held today in Clayton.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state senator has called for an end to negative campaigning after the apparent suicide of Missouri’s auditor.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri state senators have reacted to a report of the beating of an autistic boy at a Kansas City-area middle school with a threat to cut funding when schools don’t prevent such incidents.
WASHINGTON -- Congress managed to prevent the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from shutting down on Friday -- but there's always next week.
Washington (CNN) -- The Department of Homeland Security moved closer to running out of money Friday after the House rejected a bill that would have kept the agency open for three more weeks.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon says he will no longer travel to Cuba for a planned trade mission following the death of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon has appointed John Watson, Senior Advisor to the Governor, as Missouri State Auditor until a permanent appointment can be made.
CLAYTON, Mo. -- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that minutes before the shooting, Schweich had made phone calls to set up an interview to discuss his belief a top Republican party official was spreading false information about his religion.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Department of Homeland Security will partially shut down at midnight tonight, if Congress can't come to an agreement on funding the agency. It's a showdown that comes days after the arrests of 3 terror suspects in the US.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A bill abolishing the death penalty drew passionate debate Tuesday before passing a senate committee.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A pair of challenges to constitutional amendments approved in August by voters highlight the narrow window of time to take exception with a ballot issue’s language.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation that would have eliminated hunting, fishing, and trapping permit fees for Missouri residents has been changed. A Senate committee discussed a substitute for SB 56 instead.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –Department of Public Safety Director Dan Isom will resign his position after nearly six months in the position.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- One of the issues raised by state lawmakers after the Michael Brown, Junior, shooting, was whether to change state law on the use of deadly force by law enforcement.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- At the legislature this afternoon, the Arkansas House completed action on a bill to abolish the Lottery Commission and make it a division of an executive agency, the state Department of Finance and Administration.
Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama, exercising his veto power for the first time in five years, rejected on Tuesday a measure green-lighting the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Supreme Court will be asked tomorrow to throw out the gun rights amendment to the state Constitution that voters approved in August.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Throughout Governor Asa Hutchinson's campaign this past fall, he said if elected, he needed time to look at the state's private option. In January, Hutchinson announced his plans for the Medicaid program moving forward here in the Natural State.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state House is quickly moving a bill inspired by a little girl who was murdered last year in Springfield, that proponents hope will help prevent similar tragedies.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Missouri Senator Clair McCaskill is calling for an end to a trade embargo between the U.S. and Cuba after a trip to the island last week.
CBSNews -- As Congress continues feuding over a spending bill that would prevent the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from partially shutting down at midnight on Friday, President Obama warned the nation's governors on Monday that they, too, have a stake in the outcome of that fight.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- An Arkansas representative is hoping to revive a bill that would allow guns on college campuses.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- The Missouri Republican state committee voted Saturday to elect John Hancock to be its next chair.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri restaurant owners told the General Assembly this week they are having to foot the state tax bill for employees who under-report cash tips.
ST. LOUIS -- A second generation of Ashcrofts is eyeing public office.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Over 2,000 Missourians could face furloughs by the end of the month as a deadline looms in Washington D.C.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- A recently passed non-discrimination ordinance in Eureka Springs, similar to Fayetteville's ordinance 119, is already under fire, and possibly facing a repeal vote.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As it has done before in recent years, the state House has approved two measures aimed at requiring photo identification of voters in Missouri.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Thursday he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Gov. Jay Nixon, thought by many to be a candidate in the same race, is backing Kander instead.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander (D-Columbia) will run for the U.S. Senate in the 2016 election, his campaign announced Thursday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Bills have been introduced by Missouri and Arkansas lawmakers to address sentencing juveniles for murders.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has reaffirmed that he plans to announce the findings of the Justice Department investigations stemming from the shooting of Michael Brown, Junior, before he leaves office.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri lawmaker says he wants to protect parents’ rights to make medical decisions for their children, but critics say his bill could leave children in danger of being abused with no legal way to stop it.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A House committee will discuss a bill that would change the way landlords collect security deposits.
A judge in Texas has issued an injunction temporarily blocking President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration that has drawn opposition from 26 states across the nation.
Washington (CNN) -- The United States has dropped 29 spots in the annual Reporters Without Borders press freedom ranking since 2009, when President Barack Obama took office.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Supreme Court is again being asked to consider the appeal of a felon who argues a change voters made to the state Constitution allows him to have a gun.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for funding through the USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
CBSNews -- A somber President Obama signed into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. The president recounted the life and struggles of Hunt, a U.S. Marine who battled post-traumatic stress after combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hunt committed suicide in 2011.
MOBERLY, Mo. -- A fourth candidate has entered the race for Missouri governor.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The local congressional delegation and Springfield residents spoke out Thursday on President Obama’s request for a military authorization to fight ISIS.
CBSNews -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed Ashton Carter as the next defense secretary by a vote of 93 to five.
CBSNews -- Last year was a banner one for Americans giving up their passports.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House has given initial approval to two so-called “right to work” proposals. One would bar the collection by unions of dues from non-union workers, another would extend the same prohibition only in the construction industry.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) continues to defend how his administration deployed the Missouri National Guard on the night of the Michael Brown grand jury decision announcement.