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Newspaper Story - Missouri's legislature begins an investigation into Jay Nixon's use of the National Guard in Ferguson.
Radio Story - Sen. Jamilah Nasheed said she intends to bring up Ferguson at a government accountability meeting Thurs.
Newspaper Story - More than 200 people gathered at the Missouri statehouse Friday, the end-point for the Journey for Justice march
Newspaper Story - MO lawmakers file new bills; police use of force is popular topic among them.
Radio Story - Lethal force used by police is a popular topic among lawmakers in newly filed bills.
Radio Story - A Ferguson-area lawmaker said Gov. Jay Nixon's state of emergency order is 'unnecessary'
Radio Story - Hours after Gov. Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, one Democrat called the move 'ill-advised.'
Radio Story - Missouri House Speaker perplexed, yet pleased at the same with Gov. Jay Nixon's state of emergency in Ferguson
Newspaper Story - Missouri voters could allow criminal history to used as evidence in child sex crime trials
Radio Story - A proposed constitutional amendment would allow criminal history to be used as evidence in child sex abuse cases
Radio Story - Missouri repesentative plans to put power into the Attorney General's hands after deadly police shootings
Newspaper Story - Mo. police officers undergo state-mandated defense training, but individual departments determine tactics.
Radio Story - A congressional candidate held a news conference urging the release of a man in prison for drug possession.
Newspaper Story - Weeks after Ferguson, Missouri's Supreme Court hears arguements about police rights to use force.
Radio Story - The 2012 conviction of a police officer lead to a Missouri Supreme Court appeal today.
Radio Story - The excessive force conviction of a police officer leads to a Missouri Supreme Court case.
Radio Story - House Committee heard public testimony on a measure to allow drug abusers to get food stamps.
Radio Story - Missouri Senate passes gun bill by 23-8
Radio Story - Family of Sedalia man sentenced to life in prison without parole for pot possession asks Gov. Nixon for clemency
Radio Story - KC and STL Mayors call a gun bill reckless and absurd
Radio Story - Sponsor of a federal gun nullification measure said his intentions are to protect rights of law abiding citizens
Radio Story - House Republicans aim to remove Gov. Nixon from office, one resolution was heard today.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers urged to legalize hemp
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers attempt to help employers fight rightfully fired employees from receiving unemployment benefits.
Radio Story - First-time pot offenders escape jail time under Senate bill
Newspaper Story - Families advocate for medical marijuana, stating it could help many Missourians with debilitating conditions
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers want Missourians to know who provides the drugs to kill criminals.
Radio Story - Lawmakers push to reveal the death penalty process in Missouri
Radio Story - Missouri House approves a tax on cell phone taxes for 911 emergencies
Newspaper Story - Missouri legislators heard a bill that would legalize marijuana and regulate the cannabis market.
Newspaper Story - Victims and exonerated suspects present conflicting positions on eyewitness testimony to a Senate committee.
Radio Story - Exonorees, rape survivors & attorneys debate eye witness ID procedures
Radio Story - Mo. senator wants Department of Corrections to choose how they carry out the death penalty
Newspaper Story - Johns Hopkins University study shows murder rate increased since 2007 repeal of permit-to-purchase
Radio Story - Ryan Furgeson's father pushes to change criminal eyewitness procedures
Radio Story - KSDK-TV's stunt to test Kirkwood High School's security causing a lock-down, has now moved to Jefferson City.
Newspaper Story - A representative from Missouri National Education Association opposed House firearm bill.
Radio Story - Animal control officers could get same legal protection as police officers if measure passes
Newspaper Story - Bill Ferguson says bill would make prosecutors more "responsible"
Radio Story - Fighting back from accusations of being
Radio Story - Missouri Senate gives first round approval to federal gun law nullification bill
Newspaper Story - Department of Corrections Director fired back after being questioned about the handling of death penalty cases.
Newspaper Story - Mo. Senate debates controversial gun bill
Newspaper Story - Missouri Senate debates controversial gun bill
Newspaper Story - Missouri lawmakers heard testimony from a legal agency proposing an increase in funding for public defenders
Radio Story - The Senate Judiciary Committee considered changing Missouri's whistle blower protections and impeachment laws.
Radio Story - Lawmakers look for answers on red light camera legal limbo
Newspaper Story - Government officials could have to get a warrant before accessing information from a cell phone.
Radio Story - House budget committee reviews repairs funding for Fulton State Hospital
Radio Story - Senate passes bill that would nullify federal gun laws
Radio Story - House committee reviews bill criminalizing sexual exploitation by clergy
Newspaper Story - Bill proposes criminalizing clergy sexual exploitation
Radio Story - A hearing set to address execution protocols was canceled Tuesday due to the Department of Corrections absence
Newspaper Story - Missouri Department of Corrections bows out of a legislative hearing on death sentence methods.
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