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An emotional St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay makes his remarks as St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson looks on during a news conference in St. Louis on January 15, 2015. St. Louis recorded six murders in five unrelated incidents in a 12-hour period. The two are outraged and say the city gun laws are too lenient. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Hiring More St. Louis Police Officers Could Still Be a Distant Dream

Alderman Joe Vaccaro wants more police, and says in 2008, St. Louis voters approved Proposition S, a sales tax increase, that’s still being paid today.

08/23/2015

Missouri State Rep. Courtney Curtis (D-Ferguson) announces a push to raise the state tobacco tax by fifty cents to raise funding for early childhood education on August 22, 2015 in St. Louis (KMOX/Brad Choat)

New Push To Raise Missouri’s Cigarette Tax

Black elected officials from St. Louis say a half-dollar more would raise millions for early childhood education

08/23/2015

MOBILE, AL- AUGUST 21: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after his rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama on August 21, 2015 . (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

Trump Blasts St. Louis In Campaign Speech

“No spirit. No jobs. No anything,” presidential hopeful says.

08/22/2015

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Former Mayor Returns as East St. Louis City Manager

A former East St. Louis mayor defeated in his April re-election bid has now been hired as city manager at an annual salary of $100,000, twice his mayoral pay, as his successor says the municipal government faces a nearly $6 million budget shortfall.

08/21/2015

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Metro Taxi Commissioner Files Federal Complaint Against His Colleagues

Chris Sommers who sits on the taxi commission says the commission is being anti-competitive.

08/21/2015

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St. Louis Doctors Assess Jimmy Carter’s Battle Ahead

Former president Jimmy Carter revealed Thursday that he has cancer in four spots on his brain.

08/21/2015

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Five-Time Illinois Secretary of State Announces Retirement

White won his first election in 1998 with 55 percent of the vote, and easily won reelection four times.

08/21/2015

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Former East St. Louis Mayor Controversially Returns As City Manager

“I’m happy to come back and help serve my city,” Parks told KMOX News after the decision.

08/21/2015

St. Louis firefighter Victor Wooten and Capt. Bryan Radley (R) check a building in north St. Louis on August 20, 2015 that was destroyed by fire the night before. St. Louis police officers shot and killed an 18-year-old near the building, after they arrived to serve a search warrant. The action brought out protesters looting businesses and burning several abandon buildings. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Calls for Calm, Fear of More Trouble Tonight in North St. Louis

“This is not just about the police shooting a young man,” Moore said. “It’s about life, period. About what’s acceptable and what’s not.”

08/20/2015

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Missouri Candidates for Governor Gather at State Fair

Most of Missouri’s potential Republican candidates for governor expressed opposition Thursday to raising taxes for transportation funding, as they gathered under the same tent with other politicians to shake hands with voters at the Missouri State Fair.

08/20/2015

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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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