State Board Approves Remap Item for Ballot, Pending LawsuitA measure that would let Illinois voters decide if an independent commission should draw political boundaries inched closer to the November ballot.
Army Veteran Spearheads Medical Pot EffortIt would tax medical marijuana sales at four percent, raising millions annually for the treatment of Missouri veterans.
Report: Police Program Helped Man who Prostituted Teen A newspaper report says a man who's serving 15 years in prison for running an underage prostitution operation did so out of an apartment that police helped him get through an anti-violence program.
2 Petitions Planned to Ease Missouri Marijuana LawsThe statewide initiative would amend the Missouri Constitution to allow patients to use small amounts of marijuana for medicinal needs.
Funding for Ferguson: Are Donations Hitting the Mark?When it comes to grants and donations being channeled into Ferguson and surrounding communities, a large portion is going toward the one thing young people say they want the most. "Every single one of them said we need jobs," says Michael McMillan, president and COO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Proposed Initiative Petitions Would Up Missouri Minimum WageThree initiative petitions to increase Missouri's minimum wage have been approved for circulation.
Department of Health Prompts Prevention InitiativePreventing illnesses before they begin is the goal of the new St. Louis County Director of Public Health.
STL-Based Tech Training Program Leads to Multi-Million Dollar Federal EffortThe $100 million federal TechHire initiative hopes to train more people for jobs in the technology field. TechHire is modeled in part on LaunchCode, a program that began in St. Louis.
Holder Announces a Study of Racial Bias in Police DepartmentsAttorney General Eric Holder today announced a Justice Department initiative to study racial bias in the police departments of five cities.
Going With The Flow: Mayors Compare Notes On Mississippi RiverWant more attention from Congress on addressing needs of the river.