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Missouri bridge maintenance issues grow

The shuttered Missouri 291 bridge at Sugar Creek could reopen in about three weeks, officials say. But the future of about 600 other problem bridges across the state remains unclear as the structures are aging and the repair budget continues to shrink.

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Missouri House endorses statewide rules for Uber, Lyft

The Missouri House gave its initial approval Wednesday night to a bill that would limit the ability of cities to regulate ride-hailing companies by creating statewide standards. The vote comes just weeks after Kansas City approved new rules applying to both traditional taxis and new technology companies such as Uber and Lyft that use smartphone apps to link passengers with drivers using their own vehicles.

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