GOP On Defense To Explain Pre-Existing Condition Protections

By SUMMER BALLENTINE , Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In ads and speeches, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is pounding Missouri voters with a single message: Her Republican challenger wants to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The Republican, Attorney General Josh Hawley, says it’s not true and has been…

McCaskill Calls for Investigation of Campaign Videos

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s campaign manager is calling on her Republican rival’s office to investigate videos of her campaign taken by a conservative group. Campaign manager David Kirby on Wednesday said he wants Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley to recuse himself and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate alleged…

Nobel Prize Winner Honored with Dedicated Campus Bike Rack

COLUMBIA, MO (AP) — The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated bicycle rack slot. George Smith learned this month that he will share this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry with two other scientists. Other schools have recognized their Nobel laureates with a dedicated parking space, but the 77-year-old…

Ameren Building Solar Facility to Tap into Renewable Energy

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) — St. Louis-based electric utility Ameren Missouri is building a solar facility for business and residential customers to tap into renewable energy. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 1 megawatt facility will be constructed north of St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The utility said in announcing the program Wednesday that customers…

Pritzker Pumps $146M of his Cash into Illinois Governor Bid

CHICAGO, IL (AP) — Billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker is showing no reluctance to pour his own money to unseat multimillionaire Republican Bruce Rauner from the Illinois governor’s office. New state campaign reports show Pritzker has pumped $146.5 million into his campaign. Pritzker’s self-funding and $50 million that Rauner gave his campaign in 2016 have fueled…

Endangered Silver Advisory Issued For Missing St. Charles Woman

St. Charles, MO  (KTRS)   An Endangered Silver Advisory is in effect for a missing St. Charles woman. Police say 61-year-old Christine Bray was last seen  leaving her residence in the 1200 block of Trails of Sunbrookon around 1 p,m. Sunday. She suffers from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, and has shown recent signs of dementia. Bray…