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Illinois Bill Aims at Preventing Suicides in College Students

It’s not always obvious when a loved one is considering suicide. An Illinois Senate committee has signed onto something which may help.

05/04/2015

Red light camera warning sign, downtown St. Louis (KMOX)

Voters Could Weigh In on Red Light Cameras

Supporters of the ban say red light cameras are used by cities to generate revenue, and there is limited evidence on whether they improve safety.

04/30/2015

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Missouri Senate Passes Bill to Limit Deadly Force

The bill passed 32 to 2 and now heads to the House.

04/29/2015

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Missouri House Panel Sends Medical Marijuana Bill Forward

The GOP-sponsored measure would set up a system for some Missouri residents with specific illnesses and a doctor’s approval to obtain and use marijuana legally in the state.

04/01/2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Illinois Senate Passes Plan to Fix Budget Hole

The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget.

03/26/2015

CEO of U.S. Steel promises the smokestacks in Granite City, Illinois, will not go cold forever. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Illinois Congressman Bost Says Granite City Steel Will Come Back

CEO of U.S. Steel promises shutdown is only temporary.

03/26/2015

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Bill Would Increase Penalty of an Adult Providing Alcohol to a Minor

“I can go out and write a $500 bad check and get a felony. But they can go out and kill, and get a misdemeanor.”

03/18/2015

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Missouri Falls Short of National Average When it Comes to Pay Equality

Women make 71 cents to every $1 men make in Missouri. The national average is 78 cents to the dollar, according to Doyle.

03/16/2015

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HIPAA, Wiretapping Laws Pose Legal Questions for Nursing Home Cameras

The fact that the systems would be controlled over the Internet has also raised concerns about hackers.

03/09/2015

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Legislation Filed to Prohibit Sale of Bonds for St. Louis Stadium

Republican Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, filed legislation Thursday to block the sale or refinancing of bonds by Gov. Jay Nixon to fund a new NFL stadium.

02/18/2015

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