Both Kansas Cities Raise Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council voted 11-1 Thursday in favor of an ordinance raising the minimum age to tobacco products, rolling papers and alternative nicotine products to 21.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Spur Excitement, WorryPatients say they will drive long distances to buy their first legal weed.
What Are Sports-Betting Sites like DraftKings and FanDuel Up To?"The daily fantasy sports industry has maintained that their product is 100 percent legal because of a carve-out provided in a federal law known as the Unlawful Internet [Gambling] Enforcement Act of 2006," Wallach says. "There's a carve-out for fantasy sports."
Former Valley Park Mayor Violates ProbationCourt documents show there is a court date set for Nathan Grellner in November for a probation violation.
KC Civic Leaders Call for Raise in Legal Age for TobaccoIf the campaign is successful, Kansas City would become the second-largest metro area in the country to increase the minimum age, behind only New York City.
Senator Durbin On Board to Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21Durbin has a long history of proposing new regulations on tobacco, like his successful effort to ban smoking on commercial flights.
Illinois 2 Months Away from Legal Marijuana SalesThe number of applications for medical marijuana cards has increased by 40 percent since March.
BSA Allows Gay Leaders, Churches Can Still Be ExclusiveThe 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.
St. Louis County Councilwoman Seeks $10 Minimum WageHazel Erby says her bill would raise the St. Louis County minimum wage to $10 per hour in 2016
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."
Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage NationwideThe Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
Illinois's New Weed Businesses Worried About Gun LawsMedical Marijuana hasn't been sold legally in Ill., yet, but business owners are worried about being liable for gun incidents at their stores.