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Southeast Missouri State University history professor Wayne Bowen hopes to fill Kathy Swan’s place on the Cape Girardeau City Council. Swan is leaving the council at the end of the year to serve in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Congresswoman-elect Ann Wagner On Benghazi, Increasing Tax Rates

Nov 26, 2012
WikiMedia Commons / United States Embassy in Luxembourg

Missouri Congresswoman-elect Ann Wagner says she would not support any plan to increase tax rates to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

How Missouri Republicans Lost Statewide Elections

Nov 26, 2012
Chris McDaniel / St. Louis Public Radio

Two weeks ago, Missouri Republican candidates were trounced in the statewide races. In fact, out of the six races at a statewide level, only one Republican candidate came out on top: incumbent Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder. In what many consider to be an increasingly red state, how did the Republican Party lose?

Missouri Among States With Secession Petition

Nov 25, 2012

Missouri is among the states that has filed a petition with the White House to secede from the United States.

Missouri’s petition is approaching the necessary threshold of 25,000 signatures.

That’s enough John Hancocks for Missouri’s secessionists to receive a response from the White House.

As of Wednesday afternoon, just under 20,000 individuals had signed Missouri’s petition. Many are from out-of-state.

“Obviously, this is never going to happen,” said Southeast Missouri State University political science professor Jeremy Walling.

Aerial image of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway during the flood of 2011.
NASA Earth Observatory / Flickr

The Army Corps of Engineers’ Memphis District and six Indian tribes signed an agreement Tuesday about the disposition and handling of human remains.

That includes any remains that may be unearthed by future activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway.

Corps archeologists have identified nearly 250 archeological sites in the 11 thousand acres of the floodway that are most susceptible to flood damage.