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Same-sex couples exchange vows at St. Louis City Hall after a St. Louis judge declared Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Missouri Counties Ignore SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision

Advocacy Group PROMO says same-sex couple could be “married on Sunday, but fired by the state on Monday.”

07/01/2015

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Missouri’s Dilemma: I-70 and the Cost

Just to keep federal highway dollars flowing to Missouri would cost 160-million dollars

07/01/2015

Steve Stenger greets friends after his swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 1. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

New County Office Working to Attract Millennials

St. Louis County’s new Office of Strategy and Innovation, seeks to lay out a plan to attract and keep millennials, as well as take care of our aging population.

06/30/2015

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University Pays Chelsea Clinton $65,000 To Speak At Event After Balking At Hillary Clinton’s Fee

The University of Missouri at Kansas City balked at paying Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton $275,000 to speak at the opening of a women’s hall of fame last year, instead shelling out $65,000 for her daughter to speak for 10 minutes.

06/30/2015

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Downtown STL Inc. Gains Support for Streetscape Improvements

It’s not yet decided if the taxing district would involve a sales tax, property tax, or a combination.

06/30/2015

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65,000 Ill. Employees Might Miss a Payday Wednesday

Ill. Attorney General says the comptroller can’t pay workers if there’s not an approved budget to pay them from.

06/30/2015

The statue honoring the confederate states in St. Louis' Forest Park may be moved or may be clarified. A committee is expected to decide if the statue should be moved to a different location or if the inscription should display more clear and historical information. 

Photo courtesy of ForestParkStatues.org

Clay Urges St. Louis Mayor to Take Down Confederate Memorial

Clay, of St. Louis, sent a letter to Slay on Monday urging removal of the 32-foot-tall granite memorial. He said in the letter that symbols “associated with this country’s racist, oppressive past should not be elevated or displayed in public places.”

06/29/2015

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Missouri Changes Insurance Requirements for Eating Disorders

Nixon signed a bill to require insurers to cover eating disorders beyond the point of a person getting back to a certain weight.

06/29/2015

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Alderman Warns of Overspending on Defense-Mapping Deal

French says with the city and state planning to spend a total of $130 million on the deal, it would take 100 years for the city to recoup that through the earnings tax.

06/29/2015

File photo of a person with a Confederate flag. (Photo by Marianne Todd/Getty Images)

Mo. State Rep. Wants Confederate Flag Banned

A Missouri State Representative is wading into the confederate flag debate.

06/26/2015

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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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