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Mo. Senators Upset with Keystone XL Failure

Politicians from both sides of aisle cite pipeline project’s jobs and a boost to energy security.

11/18/2014

File photo of a same-sex couple. (credit: AFP/Getty/Stan Honda)

Kansas Supreme Court Allows More Gay Marriages

The Kansas Supreme Court has cleared the way for additional gay marriages in the state.

11/18/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon talks with Rasheen Aldridge, Jr., community organizer and Director of Young Activists United, before the swearing in of the  Ferguson Commission in St. Louis on November 18, 2014. The Ferguson Commission will study the underlying issues raised by events in Ferguson, Missouri  and issuing a report with specific policy recommendations. The sixteen men and women sworn in are made up of business owners, not-for-profit leaders, teachers, lawyers, police officers, activists, pastors and public servants. Aldridge, Jr., is a member of the Commission. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon Announces Members of the Ferguson Commission

The Ferguson Commission is to study the underlying issues raised by events in Ferguson and issue a report with specific policy recommendations no later than Sept. 15, 2015.

11/18/2014

Same-sex couples exchange vows at St. Louis City Hall after a St. Louis judge declared Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Gay Couples in St. Louis County Turn Out for Marriage Licenses

About 45 same-sex couples have applied for a marriage license in St. Louis County since the county started allowing it a little more than a week ago.

11/18/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks about the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown during a news conference on Aug. 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo: Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nixon says Emergency Declaration is a Precautionary Measure

Asked if he declared a state of emergency because he expects a violent reaction to the grand jury’s decision, Nixon said no, and that he hopes there is no violence.

11/18/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon leaves a press conference he called with representatives from the St. Louis, St. Louis County, and Missouri State police departments to discuss security concerns when the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case is announced on Nov. 11, 2014 in Weldon Springs, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Brown Family Lawyer: Jay Nixon ‘Preparing For War’

“I only hope that it doesn’t generate the reaction that they’re looking for, preparing for,” Gray said of the governor activating the National Guard.

11/18/2014

Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 19, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FBI Issues Bulletin Before Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: ‘Internet Postings Have Called for Violence Against Police’

As a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against Darren Wilson, Missouri’s governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid more unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

11/18/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon Activates Missouri National Guard in Response to Potential ‘Period of Unrest’

Gov. Jay Nixon today signed an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard to support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.

11/17/2014

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Point-Person Set Between Dooley and Stenger

After KMOX’s story Friday about Charlie Dooley and Steve Stenger’s lack of communication, Stenger says he sent a letter to Dooley, asking for there to be a point-person for the transition.

11/17/2014

Photo: AFP/Getty/Juan Mabromata

Show-Me Cannabis Gearing Up for Nov. 2016 Election

Show-Me Cannabis will soon launch a major effort to collect at least 160,000 signatures statewide to place the legalization of pot on the November 2016 ballot.

11/17/2014

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