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Alderman Jeffery Boyd, 22nd Ward. Photo: KMOX

Alderman Boyd: Some City Leaders Let Personal Issues Effect Policy

Boyd has been pushing for more St. Louis police officers, though some of his colleagues tabled a bill that called for 160 new officers.

07/20/2015

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Missouri Sheriff Stored Food for ‘End-of-Times’ in Jail Basement

The sheriff resigned in May, and on the same day, plead guilty to federal embezzlement charges.

07/20/2015

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Columbia Clinic to Resume Providing Abortions in August

Missouri’s only other abortion clinic is in St. Louis.

07/20/2015

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Gov. Nixon Supports St. Louis’ Effort to Raise Minimum Wage

A minimum wage increase was approved in Kansas City and now Nixon supports one here as well.

07/17/2015

Paul Berry. Courtesy of the Facebook page Paul Berry III for Missouri.

Paul Berry: Don’t Raise Min. Wage, Eliminate Earnings Tax

He says there would even be enough money to give police a 25 percent pay increase.

07/17/2015

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USDA: Many Factors Considered Amid Animal Disease Outbreaks

Missouri was one of three states who had to kill mass quantities of birds due to bird flu earlier this year.

07/17/2015

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Kansas City Leaders Approve Minimum Wage Boost

Kansas City’s minimum wage would rise to $13 an hour over about four and a half years under a newly approved ordinance.

07/17/2015

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20:  Packages of "No-Doz" caffeine tablets are shown May 20, 2005 in Sydney Australia. Several high-profile athletes in Australia have admitted taking the tablets to boost performance after the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) removed them from the banned list at the start of last year. The director-general of WADA David Howman said that taking caffeine tablets to boost performance is "bordering on cheating" even though the use of the pills is no longer banned.  (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Death From Caffeine Powder Prompts New Laws in Illinois

A state Senator says one teaspoon of caffeine powder is like 25 cups of coffee.

07/17/2015

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Judge: Missouri Broke Law Keeping Execution Supplier Secret

National news organizations are suing the state because the Department of Corrections withheld public information.

07/17/2015

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Experts: Missouri Lacks Key to Prevention of Heroin Use

Springfield Police took possession of more than three times that amount heroin in 2014, compared to 2013.

07/16/2015

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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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