Missouri Republicans look to reinstate voter ID requirement

About 137,700 registered voters in Missouri did not have a state-issued identification in 2017, according to an analysis from the Secretary of State’s Office.  Another 140,000 voters had expired IDs, and 2,000 more voters had...

Parson hints COVID vaccine eligibility will soon expand, including teachers

Gov. Mike Parson said he'll make an announcement Thursday on "moving forward on the vaccine phases,” citing an anticipated boost to the state’s vaccine supply following the expected authorization of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. The...

Missouri Gaming Commission strife continues over secret report

The person making accusations that Missouri Gaming Commission staff altered or omitted important material from licensing investigation reports is “a coward” for not coming forward, a member of the commission said Wednesday. During the regular...

Who defines the Missouri GOP — Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley… or Eric Greitens?

The eyes of the nation turned to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over the holidays when he became the the first senator to announce an objection to the certification of presidential electors. But the eyes of...

Deskin’s gum dispenser: 1913 ruling seen as key to Missouri illegal gambling cases

Sometime around 1911, George Deskin opened a lunchroom in Moberly about a block from the railroad yards that made the north Missouri community a prosperous place. Along with meals, Deskin’s restaurant offered a game in...

Big uptick in COVID vaccine supplies for states expected soon

WASHINGTON — Executives from five COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers told Congress Tuesday that they expect to significantly boost the number of shots delivered to states in the coming weeks. Pfizer will increase weekly shipments to more...

Missouri judge granted victory to transparency advocates. Weeks later, he reversed it

Government transparency advocates celebrated a victory in late December, when a Cole County judge ruled the Missouri governor’s office was illegally redacting information from public records.  Two weeks later, Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon...

‘Imaginary friend’: Missouri Gaming Commissioners fight over secret report on licensing

A report on Missouri Gaming Commission license investigations, so secret only the five commissioners themselves have seen it, is the fruit of “imaginary” allegations from Chairman Mike Leara, a fellow commissioner said Monday. Dan Finney,...
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Bill increasing penalties for protesters wins initial approval in Missouri Senate

Republican state Senators advanced sweeping legislation early Tuesday morning aimed at penalizing protestors who block streets, while also providing further protections for law enforcement under investigation for misconduct or excessive force. The bill also aims...

‘Ready to give up’: Eligible Missourians struggle to find vaccine appointments

Darlene Davis has been searching for an available vaccine appointment in the Kansas City area at least three times a day. In her search, Davis, a 77-year old nurse who lives in Independence, developed a...

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