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St. Louis drivers pay more to fill up

Monday, 24 February 2014 09:12 Published in Local News

Average retail gasoline prices in St. Louis rose 9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27 per gallon on Sunday.  

This is according to GasBuddy's daily survey of nearly one thousand gas outlets in St. Louis. The national average has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week and stands at  $3.40 a gallon.

Gas prices in St. Louis during the past week are 37 cents per gallon lower than at the same time one year ago. Even though the national average has increased more than 12 cents per gallon during the last month, it still stands 33 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. 

Missouri House considers voter identification

Monday, 24 February 2014 09:03 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri House members could consider a proposal that would require voters to show official photo identification at the polls.
There are two elements. A constitutional amendment requiring voter approval would allow a photo ID, and a bill would outline the details in state law.
House Majority Leader John Diehl says the chamber could work on the proposal this week. Lawmakers have sought to enact the requirement previously in Missouri.
Republican supporters contend the policy is needed to help prevent election fraud, while Democratic opponents say it can disenfranchise voters.
 

Election filing season opens

Monday, 24 February 2014 07:33 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Candidates for Congress and state offices will line up at the secretary of state's office in the state capital this week to file for the 2014 election.
 Filing opens on Tuesday and runs until March 25. Candidates showing up on Tuesday will participate in a random drawing to determine whose name shows up first on the August primary ballot.
 All 163 state House seats are up for re-election, as well as 17 Senate seats. The Republicans currently hold 108 seats in the House and have 24 of the Senate's 34 spots.
 The state auditor's race is the only statewide contest on the ballot. Republican Auditor Tom Schweich is seeking re-election and has no announced Democratic opposition.
 All eight of Missouri's U.S. House members also face re-election.

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