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Eric Woods is Owner and Founder of The Firecracker Press at 2838 Cherokee Street.  He's a visual artist, not a poet.  But he's been teaming up with poets for most of the nine years he's been open, mostly, he says "out of necessity."

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –

Gov. Jay Nixon is opposing efforts to end a Missouri tax break for some low-income seniors and disabled residents.

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Gov. Jay Nixon is opposing efforts to end a Missouri tax break for some low-income seniors and disabled residents.

(Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated after hearing:

  • Lure petitioners collected 133 signatures. 83 were ruled invalid by liquor control, leaving the 50 total.
  • Lure owners have been claiming some signatures were coerced.
  • Hearing was adjourned and rescheduled for Dec. 15 at 9:30 a.m. There is concern with the validity of a particular signature and judge wants the witness there live.

If anyone following the proceedings is interested, the ordinance governing protest petitions is 68536.

(Chad Williams, Saint Louis University Medical Center)

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis is joining the National Children's Study, the largest long-term study of child health ever conducted in the United States.

The study will follow 100,000 children nationwide from before birth to age 21.

Jefferson City, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon has finally spoken to reporters about last week's cancellation of a trip to Taiwan and South Korea.

He acknowledged that there were concerns his planned trade mission to Taiwan could have jeopardized negotiations with China to make Lambert Airport in St. Louis a major air cargo hub for Chinese imports.

 Governor Jay Nixon has finally spoken to reporters about last week's cancellation of a trip to Taiwan and South Korea.

Catherine Morrison, MoDOT

Jefferson City, Mo. – Missourians killed or injured by drunk drivers were remembered today in a ceremony at the State Capitol.

Officials say 281 people were killed in crashes involving impaired drivers last year. More than 1,100 suffered serious injuries and more than 3,700 received minor injuries.

Chad Williams, Saint Louis University Medical Center

St. Louis is joining the National Children's Study, the largest long-term study of child health ever conducted in the United States.

The study will follow 100,000 children nationwide from before birth to age 21.

Local study leader Louise Flick of Saint Louis University's School of Public Health says more than 4,000 children from St. Louis City, Jefferson County, and southwestern Illinois will be asked to participate.

(Photo courtesy of the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney)

ST. LOUIS –

Updated at 3:45 with comments from Indian community.

Updated as of 2:15 p.m. after 1:30 p.m. court appearance:

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