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Gov. Nixon’s In Afghanistan

Four U.S. governors made surprise visit, invited by Secretary of Defense Hagel

09/27/2014

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It’s Pryor v. Cotton v. Obama In Arkansas Race

In a Senate race as pivotal as any in the country, Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is running against Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, who is running against President Barack Obama.

09/26/2014

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Gov. Quinn: Illinois Should Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession Statewide

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t in favor of Illinois following in the footsteps of Washington and Colorado when it comes to marijuana.

09/26/2014

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Praises Eric Holder As ‘Valuable Ally’

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Attorney General Eric Holder “a valuable ally” for Illinois and “an important partner in working to address gun violence in Chicago and East St. Louis.”

09/26/2014

Two Lego men decorate the top of a wedding cake. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Judge Hears Arguments in Same-Sex Ban Lawsuit

Couples challenging Missouri’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states say there is no public interest in denying them the same rights as married heterosexuals.

09/25/2014

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Opponents Challenge Missouri Gun Rights Measure

A court challenge filed Wednesday contends the summary on the Aug. 5 ballot was insufficient and unfair and thus the results should be invalidated.

09/24/2014

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Insurers Double in Missouri’s Online Marketplace

Missouri could have twice as many health insurers participating next year in a federally run website.

09/24/2014

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Calls Renewed for Clemency for Man Serving Life for Marijuana Possession

Jeff Mizanskey was sentenced to life in prison without parole after his third felony marijuana conviction in 1993.

09/23/2014

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Missouri Gives Money To Help Town After Tornado

A small northwest Missouri town hit by an EF2 tornado will get more than $375,000 from the state to help repair streets and remove debris.

09/23/2014

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn made a stop in Granite City, Ill. on September 22, 2014 (Flickr/IDOT)

Gov. Quinn Promotes High-Speed Rail In Granite City

Meanwhile, election opponent Bruce Rauner was picking up clergy endorsements in suburban Chicago

09/22/2014

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