Politics

Graphic showing sites of Missouri's Places in Peril list 2015.   (Missouri Preservation)

Pacific Bridge Named to Mo. ‘Places in Peril’ List

The Franklin County Commission is building a new bridge over the Meramec River and looking to demolish the Bend Road Bridge in the process.

07/29/2015

A homeless person awaiting the set-up of a tent in north St. Louis County on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Rev. Larry Rice identified the woman as one who's planning to sleep at the encampment. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

St. Louis County Officials Research Homeless Totals

The most recent census of homeless showed nearly 500 in St. Louis County, and 108 were children.

07/29/2015

St. Louis County Council

County Minimum Wage Increase Gets Overwhelming ‘No’

The proposed bill wasn’t even given a second by the St. Louis County Council.

07/29/2015

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Crimestoppers Limited by Fears of Hushed Witnesses

St. Louis Crimestoppers spokesperson says they should be getting more information from witnesses, but the people are scared to call.

07/29/2015

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Hanaway Urges Stricter Penalty for Sale of Fetal Organs

Republican candidate for Missouri governor Catherine Hanaway during an anti-abortion rally Tuesday said the penalty for selling aborted fetus remains should be a felony, not a misdemeanor.

07/28/2015

Money Roll

Rauner Praises House Vote to Block Lawmaker Pay Raise

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Members of the Illinois House voted Tuesday to block a pay raise for themselves and senators that has become a flashpoint in the state’s budget stalemate. The 110-1 vote would still […]

07/28/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Nixon Calls for Ethics Law Changes After Two Lawmakers Resign

Missouri’s Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that state ethics laws need to be revamped in light of accusations that led to the resignations of two state lawmakers this year.

07/28/2015

State Sen. Kurt Schaefer tells pro-life protesters at Planned Parenthood he'll find out if body parts are sold in St. Louis. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Missouri Senators Promise Investigation of Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood released a statement on the allegations, denying it has conducted illegal activity or sold fetal tissue.

07/28/2015

National gurardsmen stand guard at the police station on November 29, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. When the grand jury announced on November 24, that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

2 Meetings Held by Panel Examining Ferguson Decisions

The chairman cites difficulty in coordinating members’ schedules.

07/28/2015

St. Louis County new online interactive budget. (http://budget.stlouisco.com).

St. Louis County Unveils Online Interactive Budget to Public

In just a few clicks you can find nearly every expense of St. Louis County in 2015.

07/28/2015

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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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