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Missouri Republican legislator indicted for fraud, illegal prescriptions

A freshman lawmaker from southwest Missouri was charged Monday in a 20-count federal indictment alleging she sold fake stem-cell treatments and illegally prescribed narcotics...

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...

Kansas City firm with GOP ties paid $400K to study Missouri...

A Kansas City law firm run by some of the state’s most well-connected Republicans has been paid $395,000 by the cash-strapped Missouri Gaming Commission...

Missouri housing advocates look to Biden administration to strengthen eviction moratorium

Freezing rain was pouring down when sheriff deputies knocked on Anthony Stinson’s apartment door in Kansas City.  It was 2:15 p.m. on Jan. 6.  At that...

Missouri GOP push bill to discipline officers who ‘infringe’ on Second...

Missouri law enforcement officers could be permanently disbarred and face fines if they “infringe” on residents’ Second Amendment rights, under a bill debated by...

Effort to stop charging 17-year-olds as adults has stalled in Missouri

Khadijah Wilson had a bully during her junior year at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles. She told her principal and teachers about...

Aerial surveillance contract faces more roadblocks in St. Louis

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is set to vote today on whether to enter into a contract with an aerial surveillance company to...

Eric Schmitt denies involvement in call for Trump supporters to march...

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt denies any knowledge of a robocall by an arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) encouraging "patriots" to...

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...

Missouri lawmakers return to tackle Medicaid, education, budget amid COVID

With COVID-19 continuing to spread across the state, Missouri lawmakers convene at noon on Wednesday to begin the 101st General Assembly. It is certain to...

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