Criminal Justice

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...

To prevent abuse at religious schools, Missouri lawmakers recommend new regulations

In order to improve safety and understand the scope of unlicensed youth residential facilities throughout Missouri, lawmakers are recommending every facility be registered, background...

Q&A with Cori Bush, Missouri’s first black Congresswoman

Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush has told the same story ever since her first campaign in 2016. At one point in her life, she was a working...

Police chokeholds, no-knock warrants spark debate in Missouri House committee

As state lawmakers mull the idea of restricting police use of chokeholds or no-knock warrants, they are facing pushback from law enforcement organizations who...

Kids reported abuse at schools where Missouri has no oversight. Lawmakers...

Despite dozens of students coming forward sharing allegations of abuse they suffered at Christian reform schools across Missouri, the state Department of Social Services...

Crime vs. COVID: Parson, Galloway make closing arguments in Missouri governor’s...

In their final push to election day, Republican Gov. Mike Parson and his Democratic challenger, State Auditor Nicole Galloway, aim to turn out base...

KC Freedom Project’s Latahra Smith answers call for justice from wrongfully...

TOPEKA — KC Freedom Project founder Latahra Smith savors the rare court victory overturning a conviction and freeing someone falsely thrown in prison. There is...

Missouri AG’s office denies allegations it broke law in medical marijuana...

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office dismissed accusations that his office and the state department of health illegally concealed records and violated the Sunshine...

Medical marijuana lawsuit: Missouri health department illegally concealed documents

A Missouri family that sued after being denied a medical marijuana license is alleging the state department of health and Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s...

Barrett nomination advances to U.S. Senate floor with a GOP-only vote

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as...

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