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Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Right to Work in Missouri Moves to Senate Floor

The bill would prohibit an employer from requiring an employee to: Join or refuse to join a union, pay fees or other charges to a union, or pay any third party or charity instead of paying a union.

05/12/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Mo. Lawmakers Disagree on Murder Sentences for Minors

Missouri lawmakers disagree over how long minors convicted of first-degree murder should have to spend in prison, with a House panel on Monday.

05/04/2015

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Illinois Bill Aims at Preventing Suicides in College Students

It’s not always obvious when a loved one is considering suicide. An Illinois Senate committee has signed onto something which may help.

05/04/2015

The statue honoring the confederate states in St. Louis' Forest Park may be moved or may be clarified. A committee is expected to decide if the statue should be moved to a different location or if the inscription should display more clear and historical information. 

Photo courtesy of ForestParkStatues.org

Committee to Decide Fate of Forest Park Statue

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is seeking a special committee to consider whether the city’s Confederate Memorial should be moved out of Forest Park.

04/22/2015

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Bill Proposal Prompts for Cameras in Nursing Homes

Nursing home patients in Missouri could have an additional line of defense under a new bill moving through the House.

04/09/2015

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Missouri House Panel Ponders Police Shooting Absence Policy

Supporters say a proposal to require unpaid leave for an officer during investigations of some police-involved fatal shootings would help restore trust after the shooting death of an 18-year-old in Ferguson.

03/31/2015

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Bills Would Require High School Students to Pass Civics Exam to Graduate

The bills revise current Missouri law that requires high school seniors to take an exam about the U.S. and Missouri Constitutions. Instead, they will take an exam similar to the test taken by naturalized citizens.

03/19/2015

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House Committee Hears Testimony on Bill that Would Legalize Medical Marijuana

“I’m going to say to you right now, I could care less about anybody who wants to get high,” Williams testified. “Your problem, not mine. I’m only concerned about people who need to have relief with medication.”

02/24/2015

National gurardsmen stand guard at the police station on November 29, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. When the grand jury announced on November 24, that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sen. Schmitt: Committee Not Satisfied with Nixon’s National Guard Explanation

“It raised more questions than answers,” he says.

02/13/2015

A smaller, calm crowd at a hearing on Civilian Review Board for St. Louis police after last week's hearing got loud and rowdy. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

St. Louis Aldermen Fight Over Subpoena Power for Police Oversight Board

The Aldermanic Public Safety Committee did not take testimony from the crowd, and police union official Jeff Roorda was not in attendance.

02/05/2015

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