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SLU Faculty Backs President, Will Move Forward with Disputed Artwork

Some SLU graduates threatened to yank their financial support over plans for a sculpture to appease Ferguson protesters, but the SLU Faculty Senate president thinks a better understanding has prevailed.

02/25/2015

Larry and Chris Rice talk about lawsuit to stop St. Louis City Hall from restricting its help to homeless. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

New Life Center Fights to Help the Homeless

The New Life Evangelistic Center for the homeless warns St. Louis City Hall a lawsuit is coming.

02/24/2015

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House Committee Hears Testimony on Bill that Would Legalize Medical Marijuana

“I’m going to say to you right now, I could care less about anybody who wants to get high,” Williams testified. “Your problem, not mine. I’m only concerned about people who need to have relief with medication.”

02/24/2015

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Missouri Sen. McCaskill For End to Trade Embargo with Cuba

McCaskill says trade with Cuba could help Missouri farmers compete to export goods, particularly rice.

02/23/2015

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Missouri House Panel to Consider Medical Marijuana Proposal

Montel Williams is joining a Missouri Republican in efforts to allow patients with specific ailments access to medical marijuana with a state-monitored distribution program.

02/23/2015

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)

UPDATE: St. Louis County Police Chief on Body Cameras

Belmar says as the department began looking at its options, the Sunshine Law and Freedom of Information Act hit him right between the eyes.

02/23/2015

The St. Louis and Kansas City groups include U.S. attorneys, prosecutors, police, mayors' offices, other judiciary and clergy. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

St. Louis Looking to Kansas City for Advice on How to Stop the Crime

A contingent from St. Louis police and the circuit attorney’s office is in Kansas City this morning to learn their secret.

02/23/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon gives details of an initiative to connect 2,000 young people from low-income families in the St. Louis region with summer jobs in 2015, as former State Sen. Maida Coleman, director of the the Missouri Office of Community Engagement, looks on in Wellston, Mo., on Oct. 30, 2014.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mo. House GOP: No Funding for Community Engagement

House Republican 2016 spending plan does not include funding for office created after Ferguson unrest.

02/22/2015

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States Seek Alternatives For Highway & Bridge Funding

Missouri is trying to figure out what to do about the deteriorating Interstate 70

02/22/2015

Illinois State Rep. Avery Bourne (photo: IL General Assembly)

Wash U. Law Student Joins Illinois Legislature

State Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Pawnee) may be youngest ever to serve in Springfield

02/21/2015

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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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