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Missouri Officers Undergo State-Mandated Training Amid Rising Police-Community Tensions

Police officers who fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters two months earlier in Ferguson received training from a required state program.

10/10/2014

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Capitol Perspectives: Political Transformations

During my professional career, I have experienced two major political transformations that fundamentally changed our society. Recent developments in Missouri make me wonder if we’re experiencing a similar transformation today involving gay rights — or, at least, gay marriages in Missouri.

10/10/2014

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Judicial Candidate Receives Large Donation from National Republican Committee

Brian Stumpe, the Republican candidate for the Cole County Circuit Judge, received a $100,000 donation from the Republican State Leadership Committee based in Washington, D.C.

10/08/2014

President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes "wherever they exist", Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with "partner forces" on the ground in Syria and Iraq.  (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

POLL: Obama Getting Bad Marks for Handling of ISIS

President Barack Obama continues to receive negative ratings for his handling of the situation with ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria.

10/08/2014

Protestors display signs during a peaceful rally in Canfield Apartments and along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri  on August 23, 2014 as the community prepares to rebuild and heal after the days of unrest following the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9th.     (Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Ferguson Registered Voter Increase Much Lower than Originally Reported

St. Louis County elections director says true number is 128 instead of 3,287.

10/07/2014

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Pressure Mounting for Resignation of Sunset Hills Mayor

The eyes of the cycling world are on Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer as pressure mounts for him to resign after he was charged last week with two felonies for allegedly running a cyclist off the road with his car.

10/07/2014

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Vice President Tours Joplin Rebuild

Joe Biden visits high school that rose from debris of May 2011 tornado

10/03/2014

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Capitol Perspectives: Dealing with Less

The legislature’s sweeping tax cut bill passed this spring, followed by voter rejection of the transportation sales tax increase, has led me to think about the possible need for state government to slim down.

10/03/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is joined by State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (R) and St. Louis Board of Alderman Antonio French (L) ) to announce $500,000 will be funded to expand access to math and science tutoring and enrichment programs to an additional 350 students from low-income families in St. Louis, during a press conference at the University of Missouri -St. Louis in St. Louis on October 2, 2014.  The in-school and after-school tutoring services will be provided through a new partnership between the College of Education at UMSL and The North Campus, an organization founded by Alderman French to provide targeted, intensive educational supports to help lift students and their families out of poverty.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Federal Grant Coming for St. Louis Tutoring

A tutoring program created by a prominent Ferguson police shooting protester will receive $500,000 in public money to expand its efforts.

10/03/2014

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster makes a point during his Roundtable on Representative Policing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in St. Louis on October 1, 2014. Koster brought political, law enforcement and community leaders together to talk about some of the problems that have plagued the Ferguson, Missouri area after the police shooting death of teen Michael Brown. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Panel Discusses Police Diversity

Attorney General Chris Koster asks police, officeholders for ideas.

10/01/2014

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