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‘Straw Purchases’ Contributing To St. Louis Gun Violence

Both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are considering plans to raise the penalty for straw purchasing a gun.

02/06/2013

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Missouri Voters Again Reject Tobacco Tax Increase

Missouri voters have rejected a measure that would have sharply increased the state’s lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax.

11/06/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.

10/16/2012

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Two St. Louisans Charged In Massive Cigarette Smuggling Ring

A tobacco distributor closely watched by federal agents for a decade along with two relatives were charged in Kentucky.

10/04/2012

Islamic Center of Joplin after fire on August 6, 2012. (Photo courtesy of FBI Kansas City)

Feds Boost Reward For Info on Joplin Mosque Fire

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said they’re increasing their original $15,000 reward to $50,000.

09/19/2012

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Joplin Mosque Fire Called Evidence of Hatred

An arson fire on July 4 damaged the Islamic Society of Joplin, and another blaze in the early hours of Aug. 6 destroyed it. No one was hurt in either blaze.

08/15/2012

Ciagrettes in Illinois Going Up a Buck a Pack

The dollar-per-pack increase will apply to cigarettes and a few other smoking devices, but not chewing tobacco or “moist snuff”.

05/30/2012

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Tobacco Control Programs Receiving Little Aid

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows how much or rather how little money Missouri and Illinois spend on their tobacco control programs.

05/25/2012

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Two More Sentenced in Major Metro East Coke Ring

Manuel Ramirez and Javier Villasenor-Cardona, were indicted along with twenty-four other individuals and charged with being members of a large cocaine distribution organization.

03/23/2012

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Lung Group Says Missouri Failing on Tobacco Control

9,600 Missourians die every year from smoking.

01/19/2012

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