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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Medical Marijuana on Missouri's 2016 Ballot May Hinge on 23 Signatures

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:40 AM

Update 4 pm: Bad news, cannabis activists. This afternoon, Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled that the Missouri Secretary of State and local election authorities acted properly when they invalidated hundreds of petition signatures that had been collected on the wrong county form. The ruling effectively kills any chance for the...

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More Missouri Drivers Will Hit Deer This Fall

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 6:11 AM

A bunch of you are killing deer with your cars, and even more of you are going to do it next year. That's the rosy prediction from an analysis of crash data and insurance claims. Missouri drivers are more prolific than most in the highway slaughter that quickens every...

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Beagle Freedom Project Offers to Settle Mizzou Litigation — for $1 and an Adoption Plan

Posted By on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 11:51 AM

A group of animal-loving advocates has a deal for Mizzou.   The Beagle Freedom Project, the California-based non-profit suing the University of Missouri over an $82,000 bill for public records related to the care of animals used in medical research, says the university could face up to $900,000 in...

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Disgraced Reporter Juan Thompson Hired, Fired From New Writing Job

Posted By on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 6:50 AM

Juan Thompson, the St. Louis native whose journalism career crumbled this winter after fabrications were discovered in his stories, resurfaced as a writer for an online news site September 9. But the new gig also wasn't to last. Thompson was fired from Media Blackout USA on September 11 after filing just a...

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Bruce Franks Jr. Beats Penny Hubbard in Special Election Landslide

Posted By on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 8:54 PM

This time, it wasn't even close. Six weeks after activist and business owner Bruce Franks Jr. narrowly lost his Democratic primary challenge to incumbent state Rep. Penny Hubbard (D-St. Louis), a court-ordered revote had a markedly different outcome. Today, Franks walloped her. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Franks...

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Now Jason Kander Is Proving His Gun Cred — Blindfolded

Posted By on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 9:34 AM

Jason Kander. Former U.S. Army Captain. Democrat running for U.S. Senate.    Good with his hands.  Many people are saying nice things about this ad. The Washington Post dubbed the spot possibly "the best ad of the election so far."  We agree! The ad works as an effective counter-punch...

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The Daily Show Is Making Fun of Us

Posted By on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 6:07 AM

This week's decision by Missouri lawmakers to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 656 has attracted the attention of Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who is now making fun of us.  The bill does away with all the pesky permits and safety training standing between you and...

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Teaching Job Skills to Sex Traffic Survivors, One T-Shirt Sale at a Time

Posted By on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 12:15 PM

For the residents of Magdalene St. Louis, undoing the damage of human trafficking amounts to a full-time effort. Women admitted to the two-year program may have been sexually abused from as early as seven years old, with drugs and prostitution derailing their lives by thirteen.  But healing can take...

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The NRA is Psyched About Missouri

Posted By on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 10:44 AM

Missouri is A-OK with the National Rifle Association after lawmakers voted to weaken the state's already meager gun laws. "This is a great day for freedom in Missouri," the NRA gushed after Wednesday night's vote. The law in question, Senate Bill 656, eliminates the need for a permit to carry...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hubbard Challenger Rasheen Aldridge Wants a New Election, Too

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 2:46 PM

St. Louis could be headed for another election do-over in a race involving the politically powerful Hubbard family. Rasheen Aldridge is asking a judge to order a new vote in the race for Fifth Ward Democratic Committee, alleging Rodney Hubbard Sr. won the seat on the strength of illegally cast...

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