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Bill in Missouri Legislature would redefine marriage as a civil union

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A Missouri state representative is drawing fire from both sides of the political spectrum over his bill that would change the legal definition of marriage to that of a civil union. Supporters ...

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Former Gov. Eric Greitens cleared of all ethics violations

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After a 20-month investigation, the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) on Thursday released an order exonerating former Governor Eric Greitens. They found “no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Eric Greitens.” ...

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Poll shows Gov. Mike Parson with huge lead over Democrat Nicole Galloway

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Republican incumbent Mike Parson has opened a large lead over Democratic challenger Nicole Galloway in the race for Missouri governor. A new poll commissioned by the Uniting Missouri PAC, which supports Parson, shows ...

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‘Fixer’ for Catholic Church discusses how he cleaned up Missouri abuse cases

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A former monk, who describes himself as a “fixer” for the Catholic Church, said his job was to clean up messes left by reports of sexual abuse in Missouri. “Every one of ...

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Bill aims to ban sex offenders from Missouri Conservation areas

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Should registered sex offenders be banned from conservation areas? That’s the aim of a bill put forth by one Missouri legislator. State Rep. Hannah Kelly, R-Mountain Grove, chairs the House Subcommittee on ...

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Gov. Parson lends support to pro-life Missourians at rally

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Hundreds of Missourians rallied in Jefferson City last Saturday as part of the 2020 Midwest March for Life. The upcoming elections were top of mind for many participants. “When we stop murdering ...

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Chiefs invited to state capitol as Kansas City plans parade details

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Kansas City officials are expecting 1 million people to attend Wednesday’s parade for the victorious Kansa City Chiefs. But that might not be the only place to catch the team as they’ve ...

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University of Missouri uses app to track students

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New Students attending the University of Missouri (MU) will instantly be busted if they’re not in class. The University is requiring students to install a smartphone app designed to allow professors keep ...

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Education Secretary DeVos touts scholarship program

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos promoted a proposed federal scholarship program during a visit to Missouri this week. The Education Freedom Scholarship would allow individuals and businesses to receive a federal tax credit ...

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Missouri considers bill allowing College of the Ozarks to hire on-campus police

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A House committee early this week will consider whether to allow College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., to hire police officers for on-campus security. The Private College Campus Protection Act ...

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Numerous events planned in Missouri to commemorate School Choice Week

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Gov. Mike Parson has declared Jan. 26-Feb. 1 as School Choice Week in Missouri. In addition, the counties of Newton, Schuyler and Benton and the cities of St. Peters, Wentzville, Dixon, Moscow Mills, Des Peres and Moline Acres issued proclamations recognizing ...

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New movie explores spiritual and political journey of Justice Clarence Thomas

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is the focus of a compelling story being told in a new documentary. Thomas, who attended seminary in Missouri, is one of the most intriguing Justices on ...

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Opponents of bill restricting library ‘drag queen story hours’ to march on Missouri Capitol

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Drag queens and others in the LGBT community plan to protest a Missouri bill that would restrict so-called drag queen story hours in Missouri libraries. Their rally is scheduled for early March. ...

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State senator criticizes Parson’s position to accept more refugees

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson recently announced that the state is willing to accept refugees. That position is not sitting well with at least one state senator who sees it as a burden ...

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How school choice has helped our families: A letter from two charter school parents

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We each make thousands of decisions in our lives, from large (Should I get married, and to whom?) to small (Should I have that extra slice of pie?). But one of the ...

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Missouri Gov. Parson outlines priorities in state of the state address

In his state of the state address, Gov. Mike Parson outlined some good news for a major local highway project and fans of Buck O’Neil. “There is one more very special project ...

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Missouri Legislature will debate regulating transgender athletes

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Many people believe that transgender athletes have an unfair advantage when competing in girls’ sports. Missouri is one of five states where lawmakers are considering legislation that would regulate a biological male’s ...

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Missouri bill to reduce exposure to sexual materials draws fire from libraries

A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill to help keep sexual materials out of the hands of children, but library organizations are lining up against it. State Rep. Ben Baker, a Republican ...

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Missouri Legislature considering LGBTQ discrimination bill this session

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The Missouri Legislature is back in session and lawmakers again are considering a bill that would add Missourians who identify as LGBTQ to a class of protected minorities such as blacks, women ...

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Missouri judge dismisses lawsuit over religious exemptions for vaccinations

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A federal judge in Missouri has ruled against a student at a Christian school who challenged the state’s religious exemption form for vaccinations. Senior U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs dismissed the lawsuit ...

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Missouri voters may decide on riverboat gambling near Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is a popular spot for boating, water skiing or just relaxing. Riverboat gambling may join that list if a state lawmaker has his way. Rep. Rocky Miller, ...

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Bipartisan effort hopes to update Missouri HIV laws

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Modernizing Missouri’s current HIV laws is a top priority for lawmakers of both parties as the 2020 legislative session gets under way in Jefferson City. Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Scott City, hopes legislative ...

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Missouri reminds residents to apply for REAL ID as deadline approaches

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Missourians who intend to fly later this year are encouraged to apply now for their REAL ID. The Transportation Security Administration will begin requiring the updated IDs this October, according to KMOV-TV ...

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California police search for missing nephew of former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden

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Police in California continue to search for a missing 25-year-old Missouri man who disappeared on New Year’s Eve. Alexander Holden is the nephew of Bob Holden, who was governor of Missouri from ...

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University of Missouri loses donation after ignoring wishes of libertarian donor

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Sherlock Hibbs, who graduated from the University of Missouri, gave his alma mater $5 million to teach free-market economics. Because MU did not honor his wishes for the donation, most of that ...

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