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Kavahn Mansouri

Kavahn Mansouri

Kavahn Mansouri is an investigative reporter for KCUR 89.3 and the Midwest Newsroom. He previously reported for the Belleville (Illinois) News-Democrat, where his beat focused on covering local government, with a mission to hold elected officials and public agencies accountable. He also contributed to the breaking news beat daily and maintained the paper’s Public Pay Database, which tracks salaries and wages at taxpayer-funded institutions throughout the state. A native of St. Louis, Kavahn is a graduate of Webster University.

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Missouri Supreme Court lets St. Louis, Jackson County challenge controversial gun law

By: - April 26, 2022

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that St. Louis and Jackson County may challenge the constitutionality of a law passed last year barring Missouri police from enforcing federal gun regulations. In a 6-1 decision, Missouri’s highest court sent a case about the Second Amendment Preservation Act back to Cole County Circuit Court. That’s where […]

Shareholders for Post-Dispatch owner reject hedge fund’s effort to shake up its board

By: - March 11, 2022

The owner of several large newspapers in the Midwest on Thursday rebuffed the latest attempt at a takeover by a hedge fund known for gutting the news outlets it buys. Lee Enterprises shareholders voted to re-elect three board of director nominees at its annual shareholder meeting. That fended off a campaign by Alden Global Capital that aimed […]

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U.S. DOJ sues Missouri over law blocking enforcement of federal gun regulations

By: - February 17, 2022

A controversial Missouri gun law that penalizes police for enforcing federal gun laws is facing a new legal challenge from the U.S. Justice Department. On Wednesday, the department filed suit to prevent Missouri from enforcing its Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA), a law that allows citizens to file suit for up to $50,000 if they […]

Cities ask Missouri Supreme Court to strike down law targeting federal gun regulations

By: - February 7, 2022

A lawyer representing St. Louis told the Missouri Supreme Court on Monday that a state law that forbids the enforcement of federal gun regulations was unconstitutional and an “unintelligible statute” that has confused law enforcement. Robert Dierker, deputy St. Louis city counselor, took issue before the state’s highest court with the Second Amendment Preservation Act, also called SAPA. […]