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State sheriffs group votes to oppose efforts to legalize marijuana

Not going to pot

The Missouri Sheriff’s Association took a unanimous vote to oppose legislation or ballot initiatives that would make medical or recreational marijuana legal statewide.

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Show Me Life rally at Missouri Capitol

Approximately 200 people attended the Missouri Right to Life’s “Show Me Life” rally in the Missouri Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday in support of pro-life causes and legislation.

Missouri ban on felons carrying guns ruled constitutional

A recent amendment to the state constitution doesn't mean some felons now can carry guns, The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, affirming the status of current law.

Missouri House considers expanding overdose medicine access

A drug that treats heroin overdoses could become easier to acquire in Missouri under legislation in the House.

Gun ban proposed for domestic abusers in Missouri

While there's consensus in some other Republican-dominated states to ramp-up laws to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a Missouri proposal to do that appears to have little chance in the GOP Legislature.

Missouri Legislature eyes expanding Conservation Commission

Proposed constitutional amendment would add 2 members

Missouri voters could be asked this fall to expand the Missouri Conservation Commission from four members to six.

Missouri lawmaker ends restraining order after alleged fight

A Missouri lawmaker has dropped a restraining order he had obtained against a colleague with whom he said he got into a fistfight.

About 50 Rams employees left behind in move to Los Angeles

As the St. Louis Rams organization packs up its headquarters in preparation for moving the National Football League team to Los Angeles, about 50 employees are preparing to be left behind.

Audrain County man sentenced to 30 years for wife's shooting death

A mid-Missouri man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the shooting death of his wife.

Black students seek swifter race reforms at Missouri

Several University of Missouri students are pressing the system's governing board for faster reforms in diversity as the Columbia campus continues grappling with racial unrest punctuated by racial protests there last November.

Conservation Commission change passes Missouri Senate

The Missouri Senate has approved a measure that would ask voters whether to add two members to the Department of Conservation's governing board.

Missouri presidential search committee members expanded

The search committee for a new University of Missouri system president will include two students, two faculty members and a staff member.

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Nixon says South American trip yields results for Missouri

Claims $1 billion in new business

Gov. Jay Nixon is returning from South America today with agreements promising more than $1 billion in new business for Missouri businesses.

Tensions bubble between Capitol, MU

Legislators press to keep curator seats vacant

Missouri’s Democratic governor pledged Thursday to circumvent the Republican-led Legislature if needed to fill vacancies on the board that oversees the state’s flagship university, further escalating the tensions of legislators already frustrated about the handling of racial issues that culminated in the resignations of the system president and campus chancellor.

University system faces two audits

State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced Thursday that the state will implement two new audits to state-funded universities, including one that will examine the University of Missouri System’s administration.