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ACLU Asks Court to Halt Punishment of Student Who Participated in Silent Protest

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Kansas City School District today because the district violated a student’s First Amendment rights, according to a news release from the ACLU.

12/22/2014

The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere -- and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired -- was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

POLL: Police Killings of Unarmed Blacks Top Story of 2014

The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere – and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired – was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

12/22/2014

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Abortion Bills Not at Top of Mo. Stack in 2015

Legislative leaders say focus will be on economics and education

12/21/2014

The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner on December 20, 2014 in New York City.  The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov. Nixon Reacts to NYPD Slayings

Missouri’s chief executive officer says violence against police officers cannot be tolerated, ever.

12/21/2014

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

McCulloch: Witness No. 40 Not Only Witness with Credibility Issues

In his first public comments since announcing the results of the Ferguson grand jury decision, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is defending the process.

12/19/2014

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans (left) will swear in Jerry Stermer (right) as Illinois State Comptroller, succeeding the late Judy Baar Topinka. Stermer has been serving as Gov. Pat Quinn’s chief of staff. (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Names Comptroller to Replace Topinka

Outgoing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn tapped a member of his inner circle Friday to temporarily replace late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

12/19/2014

St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch delivers grand jury decision in Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

State Rep Calls for Investigation of McCulloch

A St. Louis state representative is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, by the same Senate committee investigating Gov. Jay Nixon’s response to Ferguson.

12/19/2014

Ben Gordon, who was appearing at Vinita Terrace's traffic court regarding a traffic ticket from seven years ago, poses with a  form confirming his court date set for Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. He was met by an empty building and locked door. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

UPDATED: Small Town Sued by Mo. Attorney General No-Shows for Traffic Court

One of the courts called out by the Missouri Attorney General on Thursday left a citizen out in the cold last night.

12/19/2014

Rick Stream. Photo courtesy of Team Rick Stream.

Stream Seeks Recount in STL County Executive Race

A former Republican state lawmaker who narrowly lost a November election for St. Louis County Executive has asked for a recount on the final possible day to make such a request.

12/18/2014

Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner leaves a campaign event on September 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

GOP: Rauner Should Appoint Next Comptroller

Republican legislative leaders say the only way to name a four-year replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is through an appointment by Republican Governor-elect Bruce Rauner.

12/18/2014

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