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Facebook news feed changes: How to make sure you don't miss local news

Facebook news feed changes

The changes are yet to take effect but you can still miss news if Facebook doesn’t let you...

Business

The Latest: Modi warns against limiting free trade

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the recent wave of trade protectionism, in which governments raise barriers to free trade between nations, is “worrisome.” Modi delivered the...


Business

Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take...


Business

Hope, fear as Puerto Rico moves to privatize power company

Puerto Rico Corruption

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The announcement that Puerto Rico’s governor is moving to privatize the U.S. territory’s public power company has many on the island of 3.3 million people asking whether this will finally bring them more affordable electric bills and more reliable service. More than 30...


Business

Gun industry gathers just a few miles from mass shooting

Gun Show After Las Vegas

The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of weapons, many of them fitted with bump stocks that enabled them to mimic fully...


Government

Attorney general proposes changes to strengthen open records laws

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley proposed legislative changes Monday he said would help better enforce state records request and records retention laws. In December, Hawley announced his office would investigate potential violations of the state’s open records law after it was...


Government

Greitens’ proposed budget cuts higher education funding again

JEFFERSON CITY — Higher education is under the chopping block again after Gov. Eric Greitens released his budget plan for the 2019 fiscal year Monday, where he proposed an almost $98 million cut, or 10.8 percent. While the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will gain almost $55...


Government

Proposed bill would allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees

Community colleges across Missouri could offer four-year baccalaureate degrees in select programs instead of being limited to two-year associate degrees. A proposed bill would allow community colleges, through the Coordinating Board of Higher Education, to apply for baccalaureate degree programs if...


Business

Shutdown deal: Dems face angry base, GOP has hard choices

Budget Battle

NEW YORK (AP) — The first government shutdown of Donald Trump’s presidency spanned 69 hours. That was as long as Democrats could, or would, stand united against a Republican-backed temporary spending bill in pursuit of a plan to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation....


Business

Working Americans are using less health care, but spending more

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Americans who get health insurance through their jobs are not using more medical care than they were five years ago, but they are spending more due to soaring medical prices, according to a new report. Health spending for the more than 150 million people who receive...


Business

India's Modi to pitch country's credentials to Davos forum

Switzerland Davos Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum officially gets underway Tuesday with Indian leader Narendra Modi delivering the keynote speech. Modi was meant to be the event’s highlight until President Donald Trump decided to come as well. Trump is due to speak Friday, though the U.S....


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