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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus attend a church service in Ferguson, Mo. on January 18, 2015 (Twitter/@officialCBC)

Black Caucus Members Meet With Ferguson Protesters

Members of Congress call the weekend session a productive one.

01/19/2015

An emotional St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay makes his remarks as St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson looks on during a news conference in St. Louis on January 15, 2015. St. Louis recorded six murders in five unrelated incidents in a 12-hour period. The two are outraged and say the city gun laws are too lenient. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

St. Louis Mayor, Police Chief Struggle for Solutions After Night of Killings

“Life has changed in the St. Louis region, and I think, throughout the entire country since Ferguson,” Slay says. “What’s happened here has been horrendous.”

01/16/2015

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Police Killings Prompt Array of Bills in State Legislatures

With legislatures convening across the country, lawmakers are moving quickly to respond to one of the biggest stories of the past year, the police killings of unarmed residents in Missouri, New York and elsewhere.

01/14/2015

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010 (Photo: KMOX)

Former DNR Official Issues Open Letter About Handling of Burning Bridgeton Landfill

Dan Norris, director of air sampling efforts around the Bridgeton landfill from 2012 through 2014, has issued an open letter claiming politics – not science – is dominating the state’s handling of the landfill crisis.

01/14/2015

Mayor Slay's Chief of Staff Jeff Rainford (KMOX file photo)

Jeff Rainford Leaving Post as Slay’s Chief of Staff

Rainford planned to serve as St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s chief of staff for two years. Now in his 14th year, he is the longest-serving chief of staff in the city’s history.

01/14/2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner delivers his remarks during ceremonies at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois on January 12, 2015. Rauner defeated outgoing Governor Pat Quinn. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Rauner Reverses Quinn Board Appointments

New Illinois governor’s staff says state senate never confirmed the posts

01/13/2015

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets the crowd during a rally for Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan at a PenAir airplane hangar on November 3, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Could Mitt Romney Run in 2016?

Former Mo. Senator Jim Talent says two-time GOP presidential candidate is considering a third run.

01/13/2015

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich (Credit: KMOX)

Tom Schweich Begins 2nd Term As Mo. Auditor

Clayton Republican says he’ll announce by mid-February if he’ll run for governor

01/12/2015

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner attends an interfath prayer service on January 12, 2015 prior to his inauguration (Facebook/@brucerauner)

Illinois Has a New Governor

Bruce Rauner takes oath of office in Springfield

01/12/2015

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No Medical Marijuana Licenses From Outgoing Ill. Governor

Pat Quinn fails to act in final hours of term

01/12/2015

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's State of the State address

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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