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Blunt, McCaskill Want Answers from St. Louis VA

The senators’ letter also raises questions about 45 areas of concern, including reports of unsanitary conditions.

05/21/2015

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Stenger: Diehl Resignation Presents Challenges

Stenger noted getting legislation passed that enables a sales tax for law enforcement is a priority.

05/20/2015

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Multiple DUI Offenders Could Have Another Chance at Driving

Some lawmakers say there are some drivers who should have driving privileges.

05/20/2015

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Former Addict Handing Out Narcan Doses

Chad Sabora, who is now a recovery specialist, has taken it upon himself to hand out public doses of Narcan.

05/19/2015

Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ban On Military-Style Gear Draws Mixed Review in St. Louis

Congressman welcomes it, while former county police chief wonders while federal law enforcement isn’t included

05/18/2015

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President Obama Launches Personal Twitter Account

First message sent Monday was, “Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.”

05/18/2015

Customary papers thrown at end of legislative session in Jefferson City. Photo taken May 15, 2015 by Tim Bommel

CAPITOL PERSPECTIVES: Sexting & Filibusters

KMOX bureau chief Phill Brooks looks at the legislative session that was

05/18/2015

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Charges Filed For Early Voting Petition Fraud

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander says case dates back to 2014 statewide initiative push

05/18/2015

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States Saying ‘No’ To Cities Seeking To Regulate Businesses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something about it. So Dan Shaul turned to his state legislator— himself […]

05/17/2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and wife Diana wave to the crowd after taking the oath of office during ceremonies at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois on January 12, 2015.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Gov. Rauner Donates Cash to GOP Lawmakers

Illinois’ chief executive doles out $400,000 from his own campaign fund

05/16/2015

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Gov. Nixon’s 2015 State of the State Address

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that “foster healing and hope” Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

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