KC Participating More Than Most on 'Great American Smokeout Day'Kansas City, Missouri could soon prohibit stores from selling tobacco products or e-cigarettes to anyone under 21.
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.
Missouri No Longer Due $50 Million from Tobacco SettlementMissouri's budget director says the state can't count on getting $50 million in anticipated tobacco settlement money.
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.
ATF Report: Missouri Gun Violence Largely HomegrownNearly 5K guns were traced in the Show-Me State in 2014.
Bill Regulating In-Car Smoking in Illinois FailsState Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored a bill he said intended to protect children from second-hand smoke.
Feds Frustrated with Slow Progress Solving Ferguson ArsonFour 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.
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.
U.S. Considers Banning Type of Popular Rifle AmmunitionThe 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.
Nixon Enlists Health Professionals on E-CigarettesGov. 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.
Health Groups Urge Veto of E-Cigarette BillThe legislation would exempt electronic cigarettes from some tobacco sales restrictions while barring people younger than 18 from buying them.
Judge Orders Re-Figuring of Missouri Tobacco LossAttorney 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.