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Transgender youth speak against Missouri proposal to restrict sports teams by...

Brandon Boulware remembers the moment he realized he wasn’t allowing his transgender daughter to be who she is. Boulware said he wouldn’t let her play...

Missouri Supreme Court denies Lamar Johnson a new trial

Nearly two years ago, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed a motion for a new trial for Lamar Johnson, who has now spent...

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...

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...

For disability-rights advocate advising Missouri vaccine plan, the work is personal

Over two decades ago, Kasey Kittell opened Sara Hart Weir’s eyes to a population of people who are often overlooked. Kittell was born with Down...

With gun deaths climbing, Missouri lawmakers push to loosen firearm restrictions

While Missouri continues to struggle with one of the highest rates of gun deaths in the country, Republican lawmakers are advancing a litany of...

‘Road to hell’: Students who faced abuse at Missouri boarding schools...

Thrown to the ground and restrained for hours. Forced to eat food they had thrown up. Silenced with duct-tape over their mouths. Beaten without...

Senate resolution condemns 1852 Missouri Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott...

For two brief periods of his life, Dred Scott was a free man. The first period of freedom began with the decision of a St....

Federal appeals court sides with journalists who were tear-gassed in Ferguson...

On the fifth day of the Ferguson protests in August 2014, St. Charles County sent their SWAT team in armored military vehicles to help...

Missouri takes steps toward tightening accountability for law enforcement

Brian Williams grew up in Ferguson, where Michael Brown Jr.’s shooting death sparked a national movement for police accountability in 2014.  Four years later, he...

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