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An emotional St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay makes his remarks as St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson looks on during a news conference in St. Louis on January 15, 2015. St. Louis recorded six murders in five unrelated incidents in a 12-hour period. The two are outraged and say the city gun laws are too lenient. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

More Police Officers and a ‘No Violence Alliance’ – What’s the Status?

Mayor Slay says aldermen have to approve plan for more police, and Kansas City lessons are still being digested.

03/24/2015

Riders slow their horses after racing 5 furlongs on a sloppy track during the first race of the year at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois, on March 15, 2011. (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Fairmount Park Waiting on Green Light for Slot Machines

Tuesday marks 90 years of horse racing at Fairmount Park. But still looming over the track is whether other forms of gaming will be allowed.

03/23/2015

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Are Moderate Republicans Seeking Candidate for Mo. Governor Nomination?

If moderate Republicans can coalesce around a candidate to challenge Catherine Hanaway, it would be a major challenge to the Conservative dominants of the state Republican Party that’s lasted for years.

03/23/2015

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Clayton Police: No Evidence Schweich Target of Whisper Campaign

Clayton Detective Lt. Don Bass said they have found no evidence Schweich was the target of bullying, threats or blackmail.

03/23/2015

Missouri GOP Chairman John Hancock in the KMOX studio. (Afton Spriggs/KMOX)

Hancock Under Pressure – What’s Next?

Hancock says he’s “stunned and bewildered” by what he feels is a smear campaign against him being spear-headed by former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, Tom Schweich’s political mentor.

03/20/2015

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Tom Schweich’s Father Breaks His Silence About Son’s Suicide

While Tom was troubled by the alleged whisper campaign, his father says that wasn’t what necessarily put him over the edge.

03/20/2015

Erskine Bowles speaks to the media during a news conference at the National Press Club September 12, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Getty/Alex Wong)

Maryville Picks Erskine Bowles as Commencement Speaker

A chief of staff for President Clinton & co-founder of Campaign to Fix the Debt is coming May 2

03/20/2015

Missouri GOP Chairman John Hancock in the KMOX studio. (Afton Spriggs/KMOX)

GOP Donor Says Party Chairman Claimed Tom Schweich was Jewish

David Humphreys, in a signed affidavit, says John Hancock made the statement in a “negative” way.

03/19/2015

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Mo. Senator: ‘There’s No Need To Be Regulating Backyard Barbecues’

If an EPA study results in regulating propane barbecue grills, one Missouri senator says it could be a real battle.

03/19/2015

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Bills Would Require High School Students to Pass Civics Exam to Graduate

The bills revise current Missouri law that requires high school seniors to take an exam about the U.S. and Missouri Constitutions. Instead, they will take an exam similar to the test taken by naturalized citizens.

03/19/2015

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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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