Gov. Jay Nixon

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Probe of Ferguson Police Could Spur Broad Change

As local authorities in Missouri near the end of their investigation in the Ferguson shooting, a broader federal civil rights review could hold a greater potential to refashion the police department and bring long-lasting change.

11/19/2014

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Missouri Executes Leon Taylor for 1994 Killing

Taylor shot Robert Newton to death in front of Newton’s 8-year-old step-daughter during a gas station robbery; he tried to kill the girl, too, but his gun jammed.

11/19/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon leaves a press conference he called with representatives from the St. Louis, St. Louis County, and Missouri State police departments to discuss security concerns when the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case is announced on Nov. 11, 2014 in Weldon Springs, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Brown Family Lawyer: Jay Nixon ‘Preparing For War’

“I only hope that it doesn’t generate the reaction that they’re looking for, preparing for,” Gray said of the governor activating the National Guard.

11/18/2014

Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 19, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FBI Issues Bulletin Before Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: ‘Internet Postings Have Called for Violence Against Police’

As a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against Darren Wilson, Missouri’s governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid more unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

11/18/2014

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GOP Lawmakers Keep Supermajority in Missouri

Republicans are adding to their ranks in the Missouri Legislature and will soon have even more strength when dealing with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

11/05/2014

The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on August 25, 2014 in St. Louis. (Photo by Robert Cohen-Pool/Getty Images)

Who’s Who In Michael Brown Case

Michael Brown: Brown was shot on August 9, 2014 by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. The story of an unarmed 18-year-old black man shot by a white cop prompted protests in Ferguson, which were met by […]

10/17/2014

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Gov. Nixon Replaces Another Lottery Commissioner

Nixon on Wednesday appointed Judene Blackburn, of Waynesville, to the five-member panel that oversees the lottery.

09/24/2014

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Missouri Gives Money To Help Town After Tornado

A small northwest Missouri town hit by an EF2 tornado will get more than $375,000 from the state to help repair streets and remove debris.

09/23/2014

Police guard a Quick Trip gas station that was burned when protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown turned to riots and looting on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

St. Louis Police Seek $1M From State in Ferguson Reimbursement

St. Louis police are seeking a refund from the state for money spent quelling the riots in Ferguson, but what if the state says no?

09/22/2014

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Capitol Perspectives: The Budget Fights of Two Nixons

The current fight over state spending between Missouri’s governor and the legislature is a part of a fundamental policy dispute that goes back to the early years of our country.

09/19/2014

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