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Radio Story - Jay Nixon won't be granting any pardons during this year's holiday season
Newspaper Story - Opposition emerges to the governor's plan to require prescriptions for some cold medicines.
Radio Story - The Guatemalan ambassador sat in on a Missouri Supreme Court argument on adoption to show his support of immigrant parental rights.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Highway Patrol launched an email alert system Oct. 18 to inform residents of a sex offender's address change.
Radio Story - The Missouri Children's Services Commission says Missouri needs to change legislation to protect children.
Radio Story - The company that was the focus of a federal illegal worker raid three years ago is back in business with the state, and a second business with the same address is about to start a state contract, too.
Radio Story - Even with a shortage of a key chemical, Missouri executions will still proceed in the coming months.
Radio Story - A St. Louis defense attorney is in favor of Missouri's Smart Sentencing Program
Radio Story - Multiple sources did not say if security in Jefferson City will increase after Tuesday's stabbing near Governor Jay Nixon.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that being the target of a would-be assassin will not deter him from performing his duties as governor.
Newspaper Story - Experts say campus security reports are "almost impossible" to compare.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Nixon canceled a news conference Tuesday after the dean of a college was stabbed in neck.
Radio Story - Gov. Jay Nixon canceled his news conference at a Kansas City community college Tuesday after a dean's throat was slashed.
Radio Story - A Cole County Circuit judge allowed a request to postpone a hearing putting a restraining order on Missouri State Rep. Brian Nieves.
Newspaper Story - Attorney General Chris Koster plans to examine Missouri's domestic violence laws in a series of meetings
Newspaper Story - The state collects money from offenders through the Missouri Incarceration Reimbursement Act.
Newspaper Story - On the day before the close of the legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly passes a few bills dealing with priorities this year, but ethics reform remains.
Radio Story - Missouri looks at legalizing prescriptions for cold medicines containing psuedophedrine.
Newspaper Story - Overview of legislative progress on May 12, 2010
Newspaper Story - Senate passed K-2 ban without the House provision that makes possession of any amount a felony.
Radio Story - Missouri Senators voted Wednesday to ban synthetic marijuana
Radio Story - Missouri's House votes to force employers to allow workers to bring firearms onto employee parking lots.
Radio Story - Representatives from both the House and the Senate have proposed dog fighting legislation, but neither of them have been successful.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate has given first round approval to a bill that could ban red light cameras in the state
Newspaper Story - Senate Judiciary Committee hears bills to change DWI statutes and also assert state sovereignty
Radio Story - With less than four weeks left in the session the Senate Judiciary Committee postponed a bill over one of the biggest issues of the session.
Radio Story - The law extends specific protection to a mother defending an unborn child.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Senate approved a package of bills to cut the size of state spending.
Radio Story - A former Missouri Veterans Commission accountant is going to get to keep the $90,000 she stole.
Newspaper Story - The Senate begins debating budget Wednesday
Radio Story - Harsh, vocal opposition highlighted the fight to put cameras in the city's downtown district.
Radio Story - A lot of talk about how to save the state from its budget crisis, and Wednesday, the House moved forward and then backward on Gov. Nixon's plan to merge the state's Water Patrol.
Newspaper Story - A legislative priority to reform the state's driving while intoxicated laws advanced in the House today, and needs one more vote to go to the Senate.
Newspaper Story - A Columbia storage space was used to hold fraudulently obtained hazardous material containers
Newspaper Story - With seven weeks left in the legislative session, the House Ethics Committee reports out an ethics bill.
Newspaper Story - The House passed an omnibus judiciary bill covering conceal and carry rights, adoption records, personal privacy and Castle Doctrine
Radio Story - Small groups of senators discussed budget changes related to crime policy in Missouri.
Radio Story - The House votes to require a doctor tell the local prosecutor when a minor seeks an abortion.
Newspaper Story - Senate committee heard bill that would alter the state's bullying policies
Radio Story - Missouri's House voted to speed up the ban on fake pot.
Radio Story - The House shot down an amendment to legalize medical marijuana in the same bill that would ban fake pot.
Radio Story - A former Missouri House representative testified in front of a Kansas City Grand Jury about former Speaker Rod Jetton
Newspaper Story - A new database will help track purchases of a key meth ingredient in Missouri but a police officer in a state already using the database says it's not perfect.
Newspaper Story - Law enforcement officials and legislators alike fear texting while driving ban will be difficult to enforce.
Radio Story - The state's budget crisis is running into the front end of your automobile.
Radio Story - A synthetic marijuana-like substance goes to the House for debate.
Newspaper Story - St. Louis is one step closer to gaining local control over running the police department.
Radio Story - Officials from the Federal Bureau of Prisons disagree over the legality of Jeff Smith's prison Tweets.
Radio Story - The Senate passed a slew of bills, including one which fines pedophiles for downloading child pornography.
Radio Story - Missouri has similar laws when it comes to pensions...
Radio Story - A St. Louis police commissioner has resigned to Gov. Jay Nixon, and a spokesman for the governor called it an appropriate step.
Newspaper Story - A House appropriations committee rejects a call to trim five percent from the state's prison budget.
Radio Story - Governor Jay Nixon said he will make a quick decision about a controversial Police Commissioner.
Radio Story - Penalties for repeat offenders will increase under proposed DWI bill.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate heard a bill which would expand DNA testing to those arrested of robbery.
Newspaper Story - 'Synthetic marijuana' could be banned if Senate has its way
Radio Story - An amendment which would require photographic evidence of drivers who run red lights and are caught by red light cameras is withdrawn after heavy debate.
Radio Story - Senate approves Bartle sex shop bill days after he testifies in front of a federal grand jury.
Radio Story - A new bill asks Missouri make six substances illegal, including designer drug K2.
Newspaper Story - A statewide DWI tracking system would crack down on repeat offenders.
Newspaper Story - The largest of Gov. Jay Nixon's latest withholdings won't hold back a public safety radio communication plan.
Radio Story - Legislators consider changes to laws about driving while intoxicated.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Senate Judiciary Committee chair testifies before federal grand jury investigating the defeat of his 2005 anti-porn bill
Newspaper Story - A bill has been introduced which would bar felons from holding elected office in Missouri.
Radio Story - A bill to ban felons from holding state office faced no opposition in a Senate committee, although the bill's sponsor says it's not a reaction to the Jeff Smith conviction.
Newspaper Story - Five different proposals were discussed on Tuesday that would drastically alter the state's campaign finance rules.
Newspaper Story - A bill that would require suspected drug users applying for welfare to be tested is still on the fast track.
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