Government

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

Local

Roy's new city administrator aims to energize city, pull it out of the doldrums

Roy City Manager

Since his selection, Jason Poulsen has pushed for staffing changes, stricter enforcement of the city’s nuisance ordinance and more.


State

Trump's move may nudge holdout GOP states to expand Medicaid

Medicaid Works Requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration’s embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump’s move has been widely criticized as threatening the...


Government

Correction: Budget Battle-Inside the Room story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Jan. 22 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that the stick Sen. Collins wielded was Native American. A spokesman for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who gave the stick to Collins, says it is from the Maasai culture in Africa. A corrected version of the story...


Government

Sessions interviewed by Mueller team in Russia investigation

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed for hours last week in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, the Justice Department confirmed Tuesday. The interview comes as Mueller is investigating whether President Donald Trump’s actions in office, including the...


Government

University Under Fire For Off-The-Grid Herpes Vaccine Experiments

WASHINGTON — Southern Illinois University’s medical school has halted all herpes research, one of its most high-profile projects, amid growing controversy over a researcher’s unauthorized methods offshore and in the U.S. SIU’s ethics panel launched a “full” investigation Dec. 5 of the herpes...


Government

Justice Department: Attorney General Jeff Sessions interviewed last week in special

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department: Attorney General Jeff Sessions interviewed last week in special counsel’s Russia probe .


Government

State Department official: Multiple American citizens were killed and injured in weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department official: Multiple American citizens were killed and injured in weekend attack on Kabul hotel.


Government

States Face Costly Conundrum: How To Treat Inmates With Hepatitis C

In a corner of Jymie Jimerson’s house in the town of Sparta, in southwestern Missouri, she has set up a kind of shrine. It has Native American art representing her Cherokee heritage alongside Willie Nelson albums, books and photos in remembrance of her late husband. There’s a copy of Nelson’s mid-...


Business

Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take...


Government

Attorney general proposes changes to strengthen open records laws

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley proposed legislative changes Monday he said would help better enforce state records request and records retention laws. In December, Hawley announced his office would investigate potential violations of the state’s open records law after it was...


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