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Missouri welfare advocate expects proposed tax cuts will put an end to state’s declining poverty rate

Missouri’s poverty rate has slightly improved since 2014 but a social welfare advocate says policymakers on Capitol Hill are putting the state’s progress in jeopardy. Jeanette Mott Oxford with Empower Missouri says a federal budget passed by Congress will cut more than one-trillion dollars in the next decade from programs that help the poor.   […]

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Audio: Blunt defends GOP tax plan, Senate’s effort to address sexual harassment on national TV

Missouri’s Republican U.S. Senator Roy Blunt appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday, where he mentioned legislation to change the chamber’s rules on sexual harassment. The measure requires anti-harassment training for senators, staff, and interns of the Senate. Blunt said it changes rules from decades ago that seem to punish women who report sexual harassment. […]

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High school students earn top honors in statewide finals of 2017 Constitution Project

The Supreme Court of Missouri has recognized the winners of the 2017 statewide finals of Missouri’s Constitution Project, an intensive, experiential competition in which high school students gain experience in the fields of journalism, crime scene investigation and trial advocacy. Individuals from twelve schools earned awards in this statewide competition, now in its fifth year, […]

Flakka the Zombie drug

Flakka: The drug that causes bizzarre behavior found in Eastern Missouri community of Sullivan

Police in the community of Sullivan in eastern Missouri report they responded to multiple reports of bizarre human behavior last weekend. KMOV-TV reports the behavior is likely the result of the ‘Flakka,’ a synthetic drug known to cause crazy behavior. Sullivan Police say they responded to reports of people barking like dogs, running nude, and […]

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Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week, November 13-19

Every minute of everyday emergency responders across Missouri work tirelessly to help save lives at the scene of traffic incidents.  Across the country every year hundreds of emergency responders representing fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, towing and transportation agencies are struck and either injured or killed while responding.  The Federal Highway Administration has declared […]