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Mo. Legislators Pass New Gun Laws

Prospective gun owners in Missouri will be able to apply for conceal-and-carry permits at an earlier age after a bill was passed in both the House and Senate.

09/11/2014

President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes "wherever they exist", Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with "partner forces" on the ground in Syria and Iraq.  (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Mo. & Ill. Reps React To ISIS Attack Message

President Obama spoke to American public, Wednesday night, laying out case for more military action

09/10/2014

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Mo. House Overrides Abortion Veto

If Senate does same, state would have one of nation’s longest waiting periods

09/10/2014

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Mo. Lawmakers Override Budget Vetoes

Gov. Nixon could still freeze spending for affected programs.

09/10/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks about the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown during a news conference on Aug. 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo: Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Ferguson Lawmaker Calls Governor ‘Coward’

A state senator representing parts of Ferguson called Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon a “coward” for his response to the fatal shooting of a black man and the protests that followed.

09/10/2014

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Local Business Owners and Industry Experts Discuss Taxes with Department of Revenue

Business owners and other industry experts complained to a Senate tax committee on the Nixon administration’s changing tax rules without advanced notice.

09/10/2014

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Missouri Lawmakers Target $61M in Veto Overrides

Missouri House members are planning to try to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes on about $61 million of spending.

09/10/2014

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Abortion Opponents Pray for Success at Missouri Capitol

About 80 people gathered for a prayer vigil Wednesday morning in the Capitol Rotunda, asking that God would provide courage and boldness to anti-abortion lawmakers.

09/10/2014

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) questions witnesses about military equipment given to local law enforcement departments by the federal government during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing about at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. In the wake of the Ferguson, MO, police response to peaceful protests, senators on the committee were critical of the federal grant programs that allow local and state law enforcement agencies to buy armored vehicles, assult rifles, body armor and other military equipment.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. McCaskill: “Why Buy Things We Don’t Use?”

Missouri Democrat & others grill defense, justice, & homeland security officials about new military gear donations to local police.

09/09/2014

SEPTEMBER 09:  Joshua Williams addresses the Ferguson city council during the councils regular scheduled 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)

Public Comment Dominates Ferguson Council Meeting

City leaders meet for first time since Michael Brown’s shooting death

09/09/2014

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