Gov. Parson Considers Ways to Address Trucker Shortage

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson is considering changes to Missouri regulations to help address a shortage of long-haul truck drivers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports one possibility is changing a law that takes away driver’s licenses or occupational licenses from people who haven’t paid child support for three months. Parson said with an increasing…

Judge Denies Class-Action Status in Gender-Based Pay Dispute

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — A federal judge has refused to grant class-action status to a lawsuit alleging wage discrimination against female doctors at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports the case, initiated by former SIU surgeon Dr. Sajida Ahad and joined by four other female doctors, will proceed after the…

Senator McCaskill Says She Will Vote Against Kavanaugh

By SUMMER BALLENTINE , Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill announced Wednesday she will vote against President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, citing his positions on “dark money” issues. McCaskill said in a statement that the recent sexual assault allegations against him…