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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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