Criminal Justice

Pending law to correct wrongful convictions could depend on Missouri attorney...

If Missouri’s elected prosecutors have evidence that a person has languished in prison for decades wrongfully, they don’t have the power to ask for...

Republican lawmakers call for special session over Kansas City police budget

Four Republican lawmakers from the Kansas City area are asking Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to call a special session in response to the City...

Why COVID will be a lasting concern inside Missouri prisons

This story was originally published by the Kansas City Beacon.  More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri Department of Corrections has implemented...

Parson names Robin Ransom as first Black woman to sit on...

Judge Robin Ransom will be the first Black woman to sit on the Missouri Supreme Court, Gov. Mike Parson announced Monday. Parson selected Ransom, who...

Missouri medical marijuana companies win tax relief from state lawmakers

Missourians voted to legalize medical marijuana in 2018. But under federal law, growing, transporting or selling marijuana remains a crime. Unsurprisingly, that dynamic has created...

In Kansas City, a wave of evictions could push gun violence...

KANSAS CITY — When Bryan Murrell first found the house, he could barely imagine anyone had ever lived there. It was boarded up, filled with...

Missouri Republicans pass bill to counter calls to ‘defund the police’

Missouri Republicans have pushed through a bill that would penalize cities that cut police budgets and bolster protections for officers under investigation for misconduct. The...

Missouri lawmakers head home without passing bill crucial to Medicaid funding

Missouri lawmakers ended the 2021 legislative session with a $2 billion question left unanswered.  For the first time in 30 years, the General Assembly failed...

Missouri Senate approves bill seeking to nullify federal gun laws

State and local law enforcement would be prohibited from enforcing certain federal gun laws under legislation approved Thursday night by the Missouri Senate. For more...

Missouri lawmakers close to passing bill targeting protesters, cities that cut...

This story has been updated since it first published.  A push to crackdown on protesters that block roadways, penalize cities that cut police budgets and...

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