Missouri

Missouri Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency, curfew in St. Louis suburb where teen killed

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency, curfew in St. Louis suburb where teen killed.…

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KC Business Owners not Sold on Minimum Wage Increase

KMBC in Kansas City reports that business owners in the city were not sold by the president’s speech in the city as part of his campaign to increase the minimum wage.  “Dozens of local businesses…

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Missouri man identified as gunman in Kansas Jewish centers shooting

The man who allegedly killed three people when he opened fire outside a Jewish community center and nearby retirement community in a Kansas City suburb Sunday is reportedly a 73-year-old Missouri man with a history…

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Republican Hanaway to run for Missouri governor in 2016

JEFFERSON CITY — Former U.S. Attorney and Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway announced on Monday that she is running for governor in 2016 as Republicans seek to recapture an office they have held just once…

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Missouri lawmakers weigh bill that seeks to nullify federal gun laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gun rights supporters told a Missouri Senate committee Tuesday that legislation seeking to nullify federal gun control laws was important to protect the Second Amendment, but opponents questioned whether the legislation…

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Lt. Governor Explores House Primary Challenge in Missouri

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, launched an exploratory committee for Missouri’s 8th District on Monday, according to the local press, potentially setting up a GOP primary with the newest member of the House.…

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Missouri measure nullifying federal gun laws fails in state Senate

An effort by Missouri legislators to expand gun rights and make federal gun regulations unenforceable failed by one vote in the state Senate Wednesday night, as the body’s top two Republican officials voted to sustain…

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Missouri poised to enact measure nullifying federal gun laws

The Republican-led Missouri Legislature is expected to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that would expand gun rights and make federal gun regulations unenforceable — even as similar laws adopted in other states…

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Republican Wins Missouri Special Election

State Speaker Pro Tem Jason Smith won the the special election in Missouri’s 8th District on Tuesday night, keeping the conservative territory in GOP hands.
Smith defeated state Rep. Steve Hodges, 68 percent to 27…

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Tea Party Express Backs Special-Election Candidate

Missouri Speaker Pro Tem Jason Smith picked up the endorsement of the Tea Party Express on Tuesday, less than three weeks before the special election in the Show Me State’s 8th District.
“Jason is a…

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Palin Endorses in Missouri Special Election #MO08

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Republican state Rep. Jason Smith in Missouri’s 8th District special election.
She vouched for him through her usual channel, Facebook, writing:
“Jason has worked tirelessly to build on the…

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That Other Special Election… #MO08

Missouri state House Speaker Pro Tem Jason Smith released his first advertisement in 8th District special election this week.
The…

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Highway patrol gave feds Missouri weapon permits data

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has twice turned over the entire list of Missouri concealed weapon permit holders to federal authorities, most recently in January, Sen. Kurt Schaefer said Wednesday.
Questioning in…

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