Associated Press State News
  • KC-area manufacturers see skilled worker shortage
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A nationwide manufacturing boom has created openings for plenty of well-paying jobs, but company leaders in the Kansas City area say there aren't enough skilled workers available to fill them all....
  • No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception....
  • Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months, as a costly campaign unfolds over a ballot proposal that would link teachers' salaries and jobs to the performance of their students....
  • Breaks sought for proposed biotech office park
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Backers of a proposed biotech office park in south Kansas City are preparing to seek tax breaks for the 350-acre project....
  • Storms roll through Midwest with strong winds
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A storm spotter remained hospitalized in Sioux City Monday after he was struck by lightning while watching a system that left swollen rivers, power outages, trees down and campers overturned....