Politics

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay (KMOX file photo)

Clay Wants Wider Civil Rights Investigation

U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay is asking the Justice Department to widen its civil rights investigation in the St. Louis region to include municipal courts in the city and throughout St. Louis County.

10/28/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Clemency Coalition Seeks Freedom for 14 Women

A new coalition of Missouri lawyers and law professors is asking Gov. Jay Nixon to commute the prison sentences of 14 women, most of whom it says were victims of domestic violence.

10/28/2014

Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer (KMOX file photo)

Sunset Hills City Council to Open Debate on Possible Impeachment of Mayor

The Sunset Hills mayor – already charged with assault for allegedly running a cyclist off the road – now faces a council meeting tonight where there will be open talk of his impeachment.

10/28/2014

Rick Stream. Photo courtesy of Team Rick Stream.

Rick Stream Wants Traffic Court Overhaul

St. Louis County Executive candidate says state law could be changed to lessen local government revenue source.

10/27/2014

Members of the Ferguson Police department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.  Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. His death caused several days of violent protests along with rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

St. Louis, Ballwin Aldermen Debate Pros and Cons of Police Body Cameras

Look for more debate at St. Louis City Hall this week on whether police should wear body cameras.

10/27/2014

Photo: KMOX

Rift Between 2 Outspoken Political Figures Involved in Ferguson Protests

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French is coming under fire for his role in Ferguson following the Michael Brown shooting, and the criticism is coming from the Democratic Commiteewoman from Ferguson Township.

10/27/2014

Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Protesters Want Voters to Write-In Michael Brown for St. Louis County Executive

The two winning primary candidates for St. Louis County executive anticipated a general election campaign heavy on the nuts and bolts of local government: taxes, roads, parks and schools.

10/27/2014

Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

GOP Veto-Proof Majority in Mo. Voters’ Hands

State party chairs doing last-minute pitches for candidates.

10/26/2014

Gun owners take part in Open Carry Walk through downtown St. Louis on October 25, 2014 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Open Carry Gun Walk Attracts Attention Downtown

St. Louis Mayor Slay called the walk “like a scene out of a bad Western.”

10/26/2014

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich

Mo. State Auditor Is Hollywood History Buff

Tom Schweich collects memorabilia & autographs in his spare time

10/25/2014

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Missouri Attorney General holds roundtable discussion on representative policing

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