State grants full accreditation to local school district
The State Board of Education has approved a district request to grant full accreditation to Swedeborg R-III schools based on performance in the district’s three most recent Annual Performance Reports (APR).
“Swedeborg has made significant progress since its 2011 APR,” said Dennis Cooper, assistant commissioner in the Office of Quality Schools. “The Department is happy to make the recommendation for full accreditation based on the district’s ...
Man charged in vandalism at congressman's office
A Kansas City man has been charged with throwing two Molotov cocktails at a U.S. congressman's office on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The U.S. attorney's office says 28-year-old Eric King was charged Wednesday in last week's attempted firebombing at Emanuel Cleaver's office in Kansas City.
Police said a window was broken but that the alcohol-filled bottles failed to ignite before falling harmlessly outside ...
Senate passes McCaskill bill on reducing reports
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says Americans will get more by getting less
McCaskill, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial & Contracting Oversight, applauded passage of a bipartisan bill to eliminate unnecessary reports compiled by federal government agencies:
“I hope this bill will help Americans gain a little more confidence that their tax dollars are being spent wisely, by knowing that we’re helping put an end to ...
Rain not as widespread today
Scattered showers will continue today but not nearly as much as yesterday. Highs will stay in the 70s for most. ...
Healthy tips for a better breakfast
This month is Better Breakfast Month, dedicated toward making healthier choices in the morning.
The goal is to encourage all of us to change our habits in small ways that allow us to get more energy from the food we eat.
The reality is that most of us are rushing out the door in the morning and only have time to grab something on the go. Most ...
Long votes to authorize U.S. training of Syrian rebels
The Republican-controlled House has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels.
The bipartisan vote was 273-156 on Wednesday.
Rep. Billy Long, (R ) Missouri-7th District, voted with the majority. “The threat to America and its interests that Islamic extremism represents must be defeated. I am pleased that the president has belatedly realized the danger of ...