Updated at 5:00 p.m. with comment from Ameren Missouri.
A new report suggests that power plants in Illinois and Missouri are among the nation’s top emitters of mercury pollution.
Mercury can cause serious health problems for both wildlife and people who eat contaminated fish.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says proposals to replace the state's income tax with an expanded sales tax is the wrong way to go.
Nixon spoke Wednesday to members of The Associated Press and the Missouri Press Association at their annual Capitol media event.
Nixon says the tax proposals would require raising the sales tax and levying it on purchases that currently are not subject to that tax. He says that is not smart.
A Safer Missouri, a group in favor of local control of the St. Louis Police Department, announced three additional entities today which have endorsed local control:
The Missouri House has passed a bill that would place diseases contracted on the job under the state's workers' compensation system.
Currently, workers who've contracted illnesses such as Black Lung disease and Mesothelioma are ineligible to receive workers' comp benefits, but they can can sue their employers in circuit court.
A small piece of an $8.1 billion plan to redevelop north St. Louis took another step forward today.
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