Missouri is a state with both Midwestern and Southern cultural influences, reflecting its history as a border state between the two regions. The state is named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe.
Even though more than 95% of Missouri’s land area is rural, it is home to more than 100 wineries, 6,000 caves and a notable contemporary art scene, especially around St. Louis. With urban centers like St. Louis and Kansas City, quality health care is easier to find than it is in some rural states. The overall cost of living is nearly 10% below the U.S. Average and nursing home and assisted-living costs are significantly lower than average, making it a viable option for retirement.
The Missouri climate is humid-continental, influenced by the Gulf of Mexico and from the northwest. Summers are hot and humid with frequent thunderstorms and occasional tornadoes.
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Man hung in cell for hours at St. Louis lockup while guards streamed Netflix
Apr 26, 2017 6:30 am
The St. Louis Community Release Center is a 550-bed facility for people coming out of the state prison system. An internal investigation alleges all kinds of mishaps.
Trump's tax proposal: a massive increase in the standard deduction, a massive simplification for many Americans
Apr 26, 2017 6:00 am
President Donald Trump on Wednesday plans to call for a significant increase in the standard deduction people can claim on their tax returns
Wildwood prowler climbed ladder to peer in at woman in her bathroom, police say
Apr 26, 2017 5:30 am
The prowler was caught on surveillance images in the woman's yard Monday night.
Casey's General Store ordered to pay former employee $1.5M over harassment, retaliation
Apr 26, 2017 5:30 am
Two former employees sued in 2014, saying they were effectively fired for complaining about sexual harassment.
Has Nordstrom lost its mind? $425 for these muddy jeans
Apr 26, 2017 5:00 am
Nordstrom says that the jeans "embody rugged, Americana workwear that's seen some hard-working action"
Messenger: Ethics reform in three acts, a Missouri tragedy
Apr 26, 2017 4:34 am
Ultimately, voters may have to fix what the Legislature won't.
2 kids critically hurt after SUV fleeing police hits car near Lambert
Apr 26, 2017 4:15 am
The crash at about 10 a.m. shut down all lanes of Lambert International Boulevard.
Game blog: Cardinals fall to Toronto in extra innings after error
Apr 26, 2017 4:00 am
Carpenter serving suspension for making contact with umpire Sunday.
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