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ATF Report: Missouri Gun Violence Largely Homegrown

Nearly 5K guns were traced in the Show-Me State in 2014.

07/24/2015

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Bill Regulating In-Car Smoking in Illinois Fails

State Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored a bill he said intended to protect children from second-hand smoke.

05/04/2015

Little Caesars in Ferguson burns in the wake of grand jury announcement November 24, 2014. (Credit: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Feds Frustrated with Slow Progress Solving Ferguson Arson

Four months after the night of arson following the Ferguson grand jury decision announcement, federal investigators are warning many of the blazes will go unsolved unless more people help with tips.

03/30/2015

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Should the Minimum Age to Buy Cigarettes Be Raised?

The suggestion is part of a study by the Institute of Medicine, which found a minimum age of 21 would reduce smoking prevalence by about 12 percent and smoking-related deaths by nearly 10 percent.

03/13/2015

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 27: Green tipped armor-piercing 5.56 millimeter ammunition is shown on February 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Obama administration has proposed banning the ammunition, which is popular among hunters and target shooters, because it can be used in pistols. Fear of a ban has caused a run on sales. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

U.S. Considers Banning Type of Popular Rifle Ammunition

The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer’s protective vest when fired from a handgun.

03/03/2015

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Nixon Enlists Health Professionals on E-Cigarettes

Gov. Jay Nixon is eliciting support from health professionals as he tries to persuade Missouri lawmakers to sustain his veto of legislation dealing with electronic cigarettes.

09/03/2014

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Health Groups Urge Veto of E-Cigarette Bill

The legislation would exempt electronic cigarettes from some tobacco sales restrictions while barring people younger than 18 from buying them.

06/12/2014

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Judge Orders Re-Figuring of Missouri Tobacco Loss

Attorney General Chris Koster says a new court ruling should allow Missouri to avoid most of a $70 million penalty for its lackluster enforcement of a legal settlement with tobacco companies.

05/02/2014

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FDA Proposes Regulations on E-Cigarettes for Minors

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes, which would include minors.

04/25/2014

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Missouri to Bar Teenagers from Buying E-Cigarettes

Opponents argue the legislation would pave the way for the nicotine products to be sold with fewer restrictions.

04/17/2014

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