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New House Bill Would Allow Charter School Expansion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri House on Wednesday debated a bill that would allow charter schools to expand to more districts in the state. 480 more words


Bill to Increase Punishment for Cop Killers Raises Racial Debate

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A Missouri House vote to increase punishment for cop killers triggered a racial debate.

Representative Bruce Franks Jr. of St. Louis reminded his colleagues that as a black man, interactions with cops can go very wrong, very quickly. 105 more words


gun uncontrol

On September 14, the Republican-controlled Senate in my home state of Missouri voted 24-6 to override the Republican Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of legislation that removes the requirement of a permit to conceal and carry a firearm and includes a “stand your ground” provision granting citizens the legal right to defend themselves if they feel threatened. 120 more words

A Personal Reflection

Lawsuit Claims Voter Fraud in State House Race

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A candidate who narrowly lost to incumbent Penny Hubbard in the Democratic primary for the 78th district state house seat has filed suit alleging voter fraud. 356 more words


Black Bear Killing Shines Light on Weak Poaching Penalties

ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) – Black bears in Missouri are known to be a protected species.

Chris Keown, of House Springs, was fined just over $200 for killing one, and Missouri Conservation agents are concerned with the weak wildlife penalties. 198 more words