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Randy Pike

Mo. State Rep. Randy Pike Dies

Republican from west-central part of state reportedly swallowed a drink into his lungs

09/20/2014

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Should Illinois Have A State Pie?

State lawmaker wants pumpkin pie to be the official choice

09/20/2014

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Capitol Perspectives: The Budget Fights of Two Nixons

The current fight over state spending between Missouri’s governor and the legislature is a part of a fundamental policy dispute that goes back to the early years of our country.

09/19/2014

Louis Wilson holds up a sign during the Ferguson city council meeting on September 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The meeting was held at Greater Grace Church to accommodate the large crowd. Most residents used the meeting to express their anger at how the police and city council handled the shooting of teenager Michael Brown and the unrest that followed.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Missouri Creates Office to Address Racial Issues

Missouri will have a new government agency to help low-income and minority families after sometimes violent protests erupted earlier this year following a police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

09/18/2014

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Quinn Blasts Rauner Over Silence On NFL Domestic Violence

GOP candidate for Illinois governor is a part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers

09/17/2014

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III speaks to protesters during a protest of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, outside Ferguson Police Department Headquarters on Aug. 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Town Hall Meetings Planned In Ferguson

Mayor James Knowles says first sessions will “clear up misinformation that is circulating.”

09/17/2014

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Sen. McCaskill: ISIS Is “Real Threat That Can’t Be Allowed to Grow”

Sen. Claire McCaskill sat in on Tuesday’s hearing where that possibility was raised by General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

09/17/2014

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PROMO: Missouri’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Costing State $36 Million

Missouri’s ban on same-sex marriage is causing the state to lose big money, according to the group PROMO.

09/16/2014

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka holds a news conference to announce the "Workers Stand for America" campaign and event at the National Press Club July 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. Trumka and other labor leaders said that working people, both union and non-union, are invited to participate in the event August 11 in Philadelphia, two weeks before the Republican and Democratic party national conventions  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

AFL-CIO President Trumka in Town for Statewide Convention

H predicts there will not be a regime change in Illinois this November.

09/15/2014

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro

Missouri Education Commissioner to Resign

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said Monday that she plans to resign later this year, ending a tenure during which she repeatedly came under criticism as the state adopted new school accreditation standards and dealt with struggling districts.

09/15/2014

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Ferguson City Council Holds First Meeting Since Police Shooting Death Of Michael Brown

Ferguson Council Mtg. 9/9

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