With changes afoot, the University of Missouri is facing an image crisis after days of protests over concerns about the administration's handling of racial issues and subsequent leadership resignations.
Some Republican Missouri lawmakers are calling for a special legislative session aimed at preventing Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon from allowing Syrian refugees to resettle in the state, adding to a wave of pressure on the issue from primarily GOP officials.
Gov. Jay Nixon this week called on a state agency to use settlement funds to restore areas of southeastern Missouri that were damaged by lead contamination, a move praised by local officials and state lawmakers who for months questioned why money was going to projects in places untouched by lead.