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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Next move is up to Ameren after Missouri opts not to regulate charging stations
Apr 23, 2017 5:00 am
Kansas City utility's initiative has helped spur adoption of electric vehicles
Paajarvi sends Blues to second round with OT winner
Apr 23, 2017 3:10 am
The play was set up by Sobotka, who joined the Blues late in the season
Game blog: Diaz, Gyorko spark Cardinals to win over Brewers
Apr 23, 2017 2:30 am
Lynn gives Brewers just three hits, one run over six innings. Bullpen tosses three scoreless innings.
26 St. Louis regional high school students awarded National Merit corporate scholarships
Apr 23, 2017 1:17 am
Awards range from $500 to $10,000 per year
Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote
Apr 23, 2017 1:15 am
PARIS (AP) ? Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next president silenced their campaigns as...
Public invited to "open house" Tuesday on planned Grant's Trail extension
Apr 22, 2017 11:30 pm
Residents can stop by the event at Orlando's on Hoffmeister Avenue from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thousands gather in downtown for St. Louis' March for Science
Apr 22, 2017 10:37 pm
Many of the participants in Saturday?s March for Science in downtown St. Louis came from the academic community, with large groups of faculty and students from local colleges.
Misheard lyrics, incorrect autocorrects and near-miss misunderstandings
Apr 22, 2017 8:45 pm
Diane Smith couldn?t believe the racist talk she was hearing from her running partner.