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Missouri House moves bill to revamp minimum sentencing laws

Published Feb. 19 2019

The Missouri House is advancing a bill that would largely undo mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

Missouri prisons, jails closer to becoming no-drone zones

Published Feb. 19 2019

Drones would be grounded near state correctional facilities under legislation that has received initial approval in the House.

Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks

Published Feb. 19 2019

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump said "there's a possibility" he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks...

Missouri Legislature's joint education committee hears about computer science's potential futures in state

Published Feb. 19 2019

The executive director of the Missouri Legislature's Joint Committee on Education cautioned that committee Monday that an awareness of economic...

Attorney seeks to quash subpoena seeking Hawley's testimony

Published Feb. 15 2019

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley's attorney is asking a court to quash a subpoena against the former Missouri attorney general in...

Trump declares national emergency to build border wall

Published Feb. 15 2019

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall...

Abortion bill could cost Missouri $7B in Medicaid funding

Published Feb. 14 2019

Missouri's Republican House Speaker Elijah Haahr says a bill to ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected is...

Senate bill would close some Missouri lawmaker records

Published Feb. 12 2019

A bill proposed by a Missouri state senator would close a number of lawmaker emails and other records from public...

Hawley subpoenaed in open records lawsuit

Published Feb. 12 2019

Cole County Circuit Court officials issued former Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley a subpoena Monday as part of attorney Elad...

Auditor asks court to dismiss Clay County lawsuit

Published Feb. 12 2019

State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Monday asked Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem to dismiss a lawsuit filed earlier this...

Medicaid overhaul could save Missouri billions, report says

Published Feb. 12 2019

A new study says Missouri could save up to $1 billion a year within the next four years if it...

House Democrats, Black Caucus push criminal justice reform

Published Feb. 12 2019

Missouri House Democrats promoted seven bills Monday they said would improve criminal justice practices in the state.

Blind Missourians present 2019 agenda to lawmakers

Published Feb. 12 2019

Members of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri will spend more time today visiting with lawmakers about their...

Clay County Commission sues Auditor Galloway over petition audit scope

Published Feb. 10 2019

The Clay County Commission thinks State Auditor Nicole Galloway is violating the Missouri Constitution with the way she's doing her...

Abortion case shows Roberts firmly at Supreme Court's center

Published Feb. 8 2019

Chief Justice John Roberts broke with the Supreme Court's other conservative justices and his own voting record on abortion to...

Missouri Supreme Court weighs issue of jail debt

Published Feb. 7 2019

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering the legality of former inmates facing more jail time when they can't pay back...

Missouri House passes bill on closing public records

Published Feb. 7 2019

A bill that critics say would gut Missouri's open-records law has passed the state House.

Missouri tries again to replace Benton statue with Truman

Published Feb. 6 2019

Missouri lawmakers are trying again to replace a statue at the U.S. Capitol with one of former President Harry Truman.

Missouri opioid drug-tracking bill faces challenges

Published Feb. 6 2019

Legislation to make Missouri the final state to adopt a statewide monitoring program for prescription opioids continues to face challenges.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claims in his State of Union address

Published Feb. 6 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press fact-checked remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech.

Missouri lawmaker wants to crack down on 'fake' service animals

Published Feb. 5 2019

Lying about a service animal would be a misdemeanor in Missouri under legislation that was partly inspired by stories of...

Missouri lawmakers look to update criminal code concerning HIV

Published Feb. 5 2019

House committee considers two bills that would update Missouri law concerning HIV and AIDS.