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Mo. State Rep. Wants Confederate Flag Banned

A Missouri State Representative is wading into the confederate flag debate.

06/26/2015

Ferguson, Missouri Mayor James Knowles announces that Police Chief Thomas Jackson will step down, in Ferguson, Missouri on March 11, 2015. Jacksons departure is being called a mutual separation and will be effective March 19. Jackson is leaving following a Justice Department report that accused the city's police and court system of racial bias.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Effort to Recall Ferguson Mayor Falls Short, Again

St. Louis County Republican Director of Elections Gary Fuhr says of the signatures that were rejected, “most of the individuals that were rejected were not registered voters.”

06/26/2015

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Nixon Vetoes Student Transfers Bill, Some St. Louis-Area Legislators Frustrated

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed House Bill 42, saying it fails to solve the problems of unaccredited school districts in the St. Louis region and creates new problems and mandates for public schools across the state.

06/26/2015

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Mayor Slay’s $15 Minimum Wage Plan Shelved by Alderman

In a surprise move, Alderman Joe Vaccaro announced he won’t be holding anymore hearings on the bill this summer.

06/26/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26:  A man holds a rainbow flag in support of same-sex marriage outside the U.S. Supreme Court June 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Missouri LGBT Equality Advocate: Gay Marriage Ruling ‘An Incredible Win’

St. Louis Catholic Archbishop Robert Carlson says the decision by the Supreme Court to effectively change the legal definition of marriage in the United States does not alter what he calls “the unassailable truth that marriage is.”

06/26/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26:  Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

06/26/2015

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Nixon to Veto Student Transfers Bill

The veto likely will mean the end of requiring failing districts to pay for students to transfer to better-performing ones nearby.

06/26/2015

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St. Clair Looks to Land St. Louis’s Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is moving facilities, but where it will move is still undetermined.

06/26/2015

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Breastfeeding Rooms Added to St. Charles Government Buildings

Every government building in St. Charles, Mo., will have one breastfeeding room for nursing mothers.

06/26/2015

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Nixon to Veto Student Transfers Bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will veto a bill to revamp the state’s system allowing students to transfer from failing schools, two Missouri lawmakers who took a lead in crafting the legislation said on Thursday.

06/25/2015

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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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