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Illinois 2 Months Away from Legal Marijuana Sales

The number of applications for medical marijuana cards has increased by 40 percent since March.

08/14/2015

GRAPEVINE, TX - MAY 23:  Jennifer Tyrrell of Bridgeport, Ohio, a Cub Scout den leader who was kicked out in 2012 for being openly gay, embraces her son Cruz Burns, 8, before a news conference at the Great Wolf Lodge May 23, 2013 in Grapevine, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America today ended its policy of prohibiting openly gay youths from participating in Scout activities, while leaving intact its ban on gay adults and leaders.  (Photo by Stewart House/Getty Images)

BSA Allows Gay Leaders, Churches Can Still Be Exclusive

The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

07/28/2015

Members of the St. Louis County Council question the county's budget director during a special meeting on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

St. Louis County Councilwoman Seeks $10 Minimum Wage

Hazel Erby says her bill would raise the St. Louis County minimum wage to $10 per hour in 2016

07/22/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26:  A man holds a rainbow flag in support of same-sex marriage outside the U.S. Supreme Court June 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Missouri LGBT Equality Advocate: Gay Marriage Ruling ‘An Incredible Win’

St. Louis Catholic Archbishop Robert Carlson says the decision by the Supreme Court to effectively change the legal definition of marriage in the United States does not alter what he calls “the unassailable truth that marriage is.”

06/26/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26:  Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

06/26/2015

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Illinois’s New Weed Businesses Worried About Gun Laws

Medical Marijuana hasn’t been sold legally in Ill., yet, but business owners are worried about being liable for gun incidents at their stores.

06/25/2015

during the final round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 21, 2015 in University Place, Washington.

Sunday Notebook: Johnson’s Slip, Cannabis Sales Spike

Dan Reardon found a small story in the Seattle Tribune about Marijuana sales this weekend in Washington.

06/22/2015

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Happy Hour Bill Awaits Gov. Rauner’s Approval

Happy hour drink specials have been banned in Illinois since the late 1980s, but they could make a comeback under a measure awaiting the governor’s signature.

06/05/2015

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Mo. House Passes Expansion of the Castle Doctrine

A guest on someone’s private property could soon have legal rights to use deadly force if the property owner gives consent.

05/01/2015

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Missouri House Endorses Legalizing Growth of Industrial Hemp

Missouri would regulate and license the growing of industrial hemp as a raw material for manufacturing under a measure supporters say is an economic development measure.

04/21/2015

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