St. Louis, MO – As a group of St. Louisans studies ways to make its city government more efficient, Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay is asking the group to consider the idea of St. Louis city rejoining St. Louis County.
The City of St. Louis split from St. Louis County in 1876, but the city retained many of the same functions performed in each Missouri county.
Clay says reentry back into the county might end duplicated services that would improve the quality of life and save money.
Springfield, MO – The General Council of the Assemblies of God is remembering the ailing Attorney General John Ashcroft in prayer.
The Reverend Thomas Trask, the council's superintendent, used the intercom system at the Assemblies of God headquarters in Springfield Friday morning to lead its 1,100 employees in a prayer for Ashcroft.
Ashcroft is hospitalized in a Washington hospital intensive care unit, for a severe case of gallstone pancreatitis -- a painful condition that usually clears up within a week with treatment.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is frustrated that lawmakers haven't acted quickly to revise Missouri's concealed guns law.
One week has passed since the state Supreme Court upheld the Legislature's right to legalize concealed guns. But the court also said the law's funding mechanism violates a prohibition on unfunded mandates.
Some sheriffs are taking concealed gun applications. But many others are waiting.