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Louis Wilson holds up a sign during the Ferguson city council meeting on September 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The meeting was held at Greater Grace Church to accommodate the large crowd. Most residents used the meeting to express their anger at how the police and city council handled the shooting of teenager Michael Brown and the unrest that followed.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Missouri Creates Office to Address Racial Issues

Missouri will have a new government agency to help low-income and minority families after sometimes violent protests erupted earlier this year following a police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

09/18/2014

Police watch as demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gov. Nixon Addresses Police Requests for Reimbursement After Ferguson

Both departments say they want the state to reimburse them, or else it could have a drastic impact on local police budgets.

09/17/2014

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Missouri Panel to Review Highway, Water Merger

Missouri lawmakers are calling for a review of the state’s Water Patrol Division after a man drowned this year while in trooper custody.

09/17/2014

Demonstrators hold up roses while protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown make their voices heard on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Protesters have been vocal asking for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Blunt, McCaskill, Slay, Nixon Discuss Ferguson

A high-level meeting with top state and local political leaders took place Monday to strategize what will happen if the Michael Brown grand jury fails to recommend charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

09/16/2014

Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Browns family along with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and a capacity crowd of guests met inside to discuss the killing on August 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight the town remained mostly peaceful. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Poll: Sharp Disparity In How Whites, Blacks View Ferguson Case

Titus Bond, director of Remington Research Group, has completed an independent survey of 604 county residents weighted for racial breakdown of the county population.

09/15/2014

A woman is removed from the road by Missouri State Highway Patrolman as police protect an entrance to Highway 70 during an attempted sitdown on the Highway in Ferguson, Missouri on Septmber 10, 2014. About 100 protesters threatened to walk onto and shutdown Highway 70 as a form of civil disobedience related to the Michael Brown shooting and riots in Ferguson, Missouri last month.  Over 200 police stopped the protesters from reaching the highway. About 25 people were arrested.   (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Protestors Call for Special Prosecutor in Ferguson Case, But Is It Possible?

The protestors know what they want, but Eric Zahnd with the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys says that’s not possible because the State of Emergency is over.

09/12/2014

File photo of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. (credit: Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nixon Frees $143M For Education After Veto Session

Gov. Jay Nixon has released $143 million of education funding that he had frozen, because lawmakers sustained most of his vetoes of tax-break bills.

09/11/2014

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Missouri Enacts 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation’s longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

09/11/2014

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Mo. Legislators Pass New Gun Laws

Prospective gun owners in Missouri will be able to apply for conceal-and-carry permits at an earlier age after a bill was passed in both the House and Senate.

09/11/2014

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Missouri Lawmakers Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Teens

Most Missouri teenagers no longer will be able to buy electronic cigarettes after state lawmakers voted Thursday to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill banning their sale to anyone under 18.

09/11/2014

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