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Congressman Brings Valentines To VeteransJohn Shimkus visits VA facilities in St. Louis region, with cards from schoolchildren
Green Tight-Lipped Ahead of Expected Testimony Next Week"Under the advice of council, I have no comment," Green says.
"Preliminary" Talks for St. Louis County to Take Over Ferguson PolicingCounty Executive Stenger says the talks have been going on for about a year
Kinder, Lawmakers, Alderman React to DOJ's Ferguson Lawsuit"This is antithetical to the American form of government."
Mo. Lawmakers Debate Proper Response to Opiate DeathsMissouri lawmakers are considering how to combat rising levels of opiate addiction and while some proposals have garnered widespread support, others face challenges over funding and privacy concerns.
Mo. House: Uber Must Insure Drivers At All TimesA bill passed by Missouri's House would make Uber liable for accidents not involving passengers.
Mo. Lawmaker Limits Univ. Budget Over Campus ProtestsThe plan includes a 2 percent increase for state colleges and universities, except for the four-campus University of Missouri system, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported.
$14 Million Soccer Complex Coming to Creve Coeur ParkFunding for the complex would come from the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission.
Ferguson Defends Its Changes to DOJ Order"We know that the cost of our estimates of going to court right now is cheaper than signing it," Knowles says. "We know that it's cheaper to fight it in court."
Department of Justice to Sue FergusonThe Justice Department has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving how police and courts treat poor people and minorities.
St. Louis Aldermen May Drop Bribery ProbeWhen is a bribe a bribe, and when is a bribe just a deal?
In Illinois, Obama Issues an Appeal for Political UnityPresident Barack Obama returned Wednesday to the Illinois capital where he launched his national political career and appealed for help ridding politics of "polarization and meanness" that discourage participation in civic life.

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