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Only Handful of Residents Remain at Stan Span Homeless Camp

Extreme cold, arrests whittle down tent city’s population to single digits.

02/19/2015

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Missouri Lt. Gov. Kinder Wants to Receive Daily Allowance

The Republican officeholder is asking legislators to put money in the budget for a daily expense allowance when he is working in Jefferson City.

02/19/2015

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Secretary of State Kander to Challenge U.S. Sen. Blunt

Kander is the first Democrat to launch a challenge to Republican Sen. Roy Blunt. He announced his candidacy Thursday with a written statement and a video.

02/19/2015

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13:  Police Chief Thomas Jackson fields questions related to the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown during a press conference on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Report: Justice Dept. Preparing to Sue Ferguson Police Department

According to CNN, the issue at stake is “a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers within the Ferguson Police Department.”

02/19/2015

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Legislation Filed to Prohibit Sale of Bonds for St. Louis Stadium

Republican Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, filed legislation Thursday to block the sale or refinancing of bonds by Gov. Jay Nixon to fund a new NFL stadium.

02/18/2015

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Missouri Lawmakers Urged to Boost Speed Limits

A measure would raise the speed limit on multi-lane highways in rural areas from 70 to 75 mph.

02/18/2015

Gov. Jay Nixon briefs the media on security issues during a news conference  on November 25, 2014. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Records: Police Wanted National Guard in Ferguson Neighborhood

St. Louis area authorities planning for a grand jury announcement sought unsuccessfully to station National Guard troops and armored Humvees in a Ferguson neighborhood where Michael Brown had been shot by a policeman, according to records released.

02/17/2015

Attorney General Eric Holder meets with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at a restaurant in Ferguson. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

AG Holder: Federal Ferguson Investigations to End Soon

Speaking Tuesday at the National Press Club, Holder said in response to a question that the reviews were underway and that he expected to “make those calls before I leave office.”

02/17/2015

Missouri Lawmaker says Medical Kidnapping is Real

“Parents are scared.” – Missouri Rep. Ken Wilson

02/16/2015

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Senator Heads to Cuba

Claire McCaskill’s office says her trade mission could benefit agriculture & business sectors

02/13/2015

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's State of the State address

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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