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Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say

A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could lead to more wrongful convictions of the falsely accused, a prominent defense attorney said Wednesday.

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4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions

They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks.

Mexico blasts Perry comments about Islamists

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent statements about the possibility that Islamic fundamentalists could be entering the U.S. from Mexico are "absurd."

Westboro plans to picket in Jefferson City Tuesday

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) plan to be in Jefferson City Tuesday afternoon to picket three locations.

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Texas' Perry charged with coercion for veto threat

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.

Farming rights vote reveals changes in Missouri

Many Missouri farmers own guns. Yet the right to bear arms is more valued than the right to farm, based on Missouri’s recent election results.

Battle over teacher tenure and classroom tests heating up

Sides argue impact of Amendment 3 proposal on Missouri education

While voters last Tuesday were deciding the fate of five proposed amendments to Missouri’s Constitution, Secretary of State Jason Kander was announcing the addition of a fourth proposed amendment to the November general election ballot.

Why did transportation sales tax fail?

Where and why did the Missouri transportation sales tax, or Amendment 7, fail?

Independent candidate certified for prosecutor race

In Cole County

Anji Gandhi will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot as an independent candidate for Cole County prosecutor.

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Highway officials fear rise in fatalities

Missouri transportation officials warned Wednesday of a potential rise in traffic fatalities and bridge closures, after voters defeated a sales tax hike that would have funded hundreds of highway and transportation projects across the state.

Right to Farm opponents weigh recount option

Opponents of Missouri’s Right to Farm constitutional amendment were weighing a recount request Wednesday, a day after the measure appeared to pass by the slimmest of margins.

With US aimed the wrong way, most want new leaders

Congress has checked out, and the American people have noticed.

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Voters reject Cole County zoning

Cole County voters have rejected a proposal to adopt countywide zoning in what turned out to be a tight race.

Transportation sales tax defeated

Missouri voters defeated a multi-billion-dollar sales tax hike for transportation Tuesday, a significant setback for highway officials who have warned that the state soon won’t have enough money to repair all of its aging roads and bridges.

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Constitutional amendments bring voters to polls

31 percent of voters turn out in Cole County

Though voter turnout in Cole County did not meet expectations, the Cole County clerk says he’s pleased with Tuesday’s turnout.