- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)48
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says copsí good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
State briefs 9/24/04
Missourians' participation in HMOs falling
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Missourians' enrollment in employer-sponsored HMOs dropped more than 20 percent last year, continuing a five-year downward trend, according to a report released Thursday by the state Insurance Department. At the same time, however, the percentage of Missourians who lacked insurance fell slightly. Eleven percent of Missourians were uninsured in 2003, compared to 15.6 percent nationally, and 11.6 percent in Missouri during 2002.
Secretary candidates attend first debate
CLAYTON, Mo. -- Secretary of State candidates Robin Carnahan and Catherine Hanaway discussed election reforms and initiatives to foster small business during a candidates' forum Thursday in suburban St. Louis. Both Carnahan, a Democrat, and the Republican Hanaway, have made those two issues key planks of their platforms. Most of the questions at the forum, sponsored by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, focused on how they would implement their proposals.
Rend Lake water district has significant problems
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- One of Southern Illinois' biggest water districts has "significant deficiencies in virtually all aspects of its management," according to an audit released Thursday of the Rend Lake Conservancy District. The district, which oversees the water supply for 160,000 people, lacked such basics as a budget, written job descriptions for employees and a systematic way to bill and monitor some water customers.
-- From wire reports