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Capitol Perspectives: Political Transformations

During my professional career, I have experienced two major political transformations that fundamentally changed our society. Recent developments in Missouri make me wonder if we’re experiencing a similar transformation today involving gay rights — or, at least, gay marriages in Missouri.

10/10/2014

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5 Must Watch College Football Games This Weekend

After a crazy week 6 in college football in which we saw 11 of the Top 25 ranked teams lose, week 7 is also poised to burst a lot of playoff hopes for many teams.

10/10/2014

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09:  Workers with the union 32BJ, many of them airline cabin cleaners, terminal cleaners and wheelchair attendants, participate in a class on how to better protect themselves from infectious diseases in the wake of increased concerns around the Ebola virus on October 9, 2014 in New York City. The infectious disease training classes will be ongoing and teach members how to wear protective clothing and to safely handle potentially harmful body fluids they may come in contact with. It was announced on Wednesday that five airports across the United States will start screening passengers arriving from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Health Official: ‘We Are Prepared for a Possible Ebola Patient in Missouri’

Missouri health department director says there’s probably a little bit of an overreaction from the public, but it’s better to be prepared.

10/10/2014

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The Covering House is Open For Victims of Sex Trafficking

The first of its kind in Missouri – a long-term care home for teenage girls who are victims of sex trafficking – has opened.

10/09/2014

People march to demand Justice for Michael Brown stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and demand police reform in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 4, 2014. (credit: YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

REPORT: Missouri Authorities Planning for Riots if Ferguson Officer Not Indicted

Missouri officials are reportedly planning for possible riots if a Ferguson police officer is not indicted in the death of an 18-year-old African-American.

10/08/2014

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Mo. Attorney General Won’t Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Chris Koster says state’s future will be “one of inclusion.”

10/06/2014

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Missouri Judge Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Couples

A Missouri judge has ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages that were legally performed in other states.

10/03/2014

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13:  Police Chief Thomas Jackson fields questions related to the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown during a press conference on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Demands High Fees To Turn Over City Files

Ferguson bureaucrats responding to requests under the state’s Sunshine Act to turn over government files about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their employees’ salaries before they will agree to release any records.

09/29/2014

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Transportation of Crude Oil in Missouri by Train: Is it Safe?

It’s no secret that hazardous crude oil is being shipped on trains that run through Missouri, but are the tracks those trains are running on safe?

09/25/2014

Missouri State Capitol (Jefferson City, Missouri) Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Missouri’s Education Goals Under Review, Subject to Change

Groups assigned to review and rewrite Missouri’s learning standards begin their work just days after Missouri’s Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro announced her retirement.

09/24/2014

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