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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.


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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.”


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.


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.


St. Louis Marijuana Bill Slowly Working Its Way Through Committee

The aldermanic health committee took up the bill Thursday. They’re calling for more testimony from police and mental health professionals before they make a move.


U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo)

McCaskill Just Says No To BRAC

Argues that U.S. bases should be spared, some overseas bases targeted for closure.


The Missouri Capitol

House Committee Approves Credit Transfer Bill

The House Higher Education Committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday forcing Missouri’s public universities to accept transfer credit from sister institutions.


Mississippi River Towns Struggle In Face Of Major Floods

MO Committee Backs Use Of “Rainy Day Fund” For Disaster Repairs

Rainy Day Fund being explored as funding option.



Mo. Disaster Recovery Committee Hears Local Testimony

Chairman says it’s too soon to ask for special session, dip into rainy day fund


Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Nixon Set To Appoint Redistricting Panel

Committees have six months to redraw lines before process moves to the courts.