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Municipal Court Reform Advances in Missouri Legislature

Co-chairs of the Ferguson Commission commend the legislative action.

04/02/2015

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Should Guns Be Legal on Missouri’s Public Transit?

State lawmaker from St. Peters makes the case for it

04/01/2015

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Missouri House Initially OKs Pledge of Allegiance in English

A Republican lawmaker said a measure to require Missouri public schools recite the Pledge of Allegiance in English is needed because that’s the official language of the state.

04/01/2015

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Illinois Group Trying to Get More Rape Victims to Report to Police

Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan convening a working group to combat sexual assault.

04/01/2015

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Missouri House Panel Sends Medical Marijuana Bill Forward

The GOP-sponsored measure would set up a system for some Missouri residents with specific illnesses and a doctor’s approval to obtain and use marijuana legally in the state.

04/01/2015

Members of the Ferguson Police Department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Mo. Legislature Discusses Ferguson Bills; No Action Taken

The Missouri legislative session recently heard bills dealing with major Ferguson related issues, but no action was taken.

04/01/2015

A growler of beer is poured at Wynwood Brewing Company on April 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Missouri House Moves Bill to Expand Beer Growlers Forward

The Missouri House has advanced a bill that would allow sales of beer growlers in grocery and convenience stores.

04/01/2015

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St. Louis County Sidelined in Deal for New NFL Stadium — Proponents Surprised

County Executive Steve Stenger says his office was told by a member of Gov. Jay Nixon’s staff that the county’s dollars aren’t needed to pay for a new football stadium on the near north riverfront downtown.

03/31/2015

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Police: Spence Jackson Wrote ‘Can’t Take Being Unemployed Again’

Jefferson City Police Capt. Doug Shoemaker said Tuesday that the note from Spence Jackson was dated March 27. Jackson was found dead Sunday in his Jefferson City apartment from a single gunshot wound to the head.

03/31/2015

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Missouri House Panel Ponders Police Shooting Absence Policy

Supporters say a proposal to require unpaid leave for an officer during investigations of some police-involved fatal shootings would help restore trust after the shooting death of an 18-year-old in Ferguson.

03/31/2015

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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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