Politics

Right-to-farm
2:06 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Don’t Bet The Farm Yet: Recount Coming On Right-To-Farm

The amendment won by 2,490 votes, or less than a quarter percent.
Veronique LaCapra St Louis Public Radio

The Missouri Secretary of State’s office is going to recount the results of Amendment 1, better known as the “Right-To-Farm” amendment, that squeaked to victory at the ballot box on August 5.

The amendment won by  2,490 votes, or less than a quarter percent.

Former state senator Wes Shoemyer, a Democrat, requested the recount. He led the opposition group Missouri’s Food for America.

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Politics
4:57 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

New Plan To Prevent Cottonwood Closure

Brittany Myers KRCU

Two local members of the Missouri House of Representatives have developed a plan to prevent the closure of the Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center. Governor Jay Nixon slated the Cape Girardeau facility to close by the end of the year.

Representatives Kathy Swan and Donna Lichtenegger, both Republicans, announced the details at a press conference on Monday.

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Ferguson
8:13 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Koster To Hold Workshops To Encourage More Minorities In Law Enforcement

Attorney General Chris Koster and Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson meet with high school students from north county to discuss the unrest in Ferguson.

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 1:29 am

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster plans to host a two-day public workshop this fall – in St. Louis and Kansas City – to probe ways to improve the minority makeup in both region’s law-enforcement agencies.

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Community
3:18 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Social Welfare Group Opens Chapter in Cape Girardeau

Center for Social Justice in Jefferson City
Missouri Association for Social Welfare Missouri Association for Social Welfare

The Cape Girardeau area chapter for the Missouri Association for Social Welfare will held its first meeting Thursday August 14th at the Cape Girardeau Public Library.

The group advocates for social justice and is a statewide organization based in Jefferson City. The citizen membership association was created in 1901 and aims at improving social conditions.

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Politics
7:11 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Checking The Score: How Well Did Sinquefield-Backed Candidates Fare?

Retired financier Rex Sinquefield made a big play during this year's primary cycle, with mixed results.

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 5:24 pm

When it comes to donating to Missouri candidates and causes, retired financier Rex Sinquefield may subscribe to the idea of “going big or going home.” 

This past election campaign is no exception. Sinquefield has  given out around $4.4 million so far this year to support ballot initiatives, candidates and friendly political groups. That money has flowed directly -- or through outside groups -- to a host of candidates who competed in last week’s primary elections.

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