Civil Rights

Record number of women, Black and LGBTQ lawmakers serving in Missouri’s...

Missouri’s 2021 legislative session will be barrier breaking.  The number of women serving is at an all-time high with 52 women lawmakers. It will have...

Controversial aerial surveillance proposal in St. Louis moves forward

St. Louis aldermen have advanced a bill proposing a three-year contract with a controversial aerial-surveillance program that claims to help solve and prevent murders.  After...

Prosecutors try to keep people out of pandemic-clogged courts through diversion...

When Julia Fogelberg was a public defender in St. Louis County, she saw how the criminal justice system could often do more harm than...

Food stamp applicants struggle to get through Missouri call center line

In normal times, the Missouri Bootheel has the highest rates of hunger in the state. “But when the pandemic hit, it made an already bad...

Judge tosses lawsuit challenging Missouri medical marijuana license caps

A Cole County judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit alleging limitations on the number of medical marijuana licenses issued by the state were...

Why did Fayette police raid a Black student’s house twice late...

It was 8:30 p.m. on Halloween night, and Christopher Turner Jr. and his girlfriend had just gotten home from a Central Methodist University football...

Missouri bills seek to shield drivers who hit protesters

Reacting to a summer marked by protests against police violence around the country, a pair of Missouri lawmakers are pushing for legislation shielding drivers...

Congress set to strip Confederate names from U.S. military bases, flouting...

WASHINGTON — Congress this week is expected to pass a massive defense policy bill that President Donald Trump has threatened to veto because it...

Five years after Ferguson report, some say progress has come too...

Like so many around the country, Dr. L.J. Punch was glued to the television on the night of Nov. 24, 2014. That night, the country...

Many Missouri tenants lack legal counsel during eviction proceedings

When disabled veteran Eddie Logan learned his landlord had filed for his eviction, he began gathering evidence of what he considered the property’s “derelict...

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