Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:01 pm
After six years of often bitter back-and-forth with congressional Republicans over the issue of immigration, President Obama announced he has decided to go it alone by temporarily shielding up to 5 million immigrants from being deported.
Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 4:03 pm
(Updated at 9 p.m., Mon., Nov. 17)
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and called out the National Guard to protect “the two pillars: safety and speech’’ that he says could be tested in the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision regarding the August police shooting that killed teenager Michael Brown.
"Our goal is to keep the peace and allow folks' voices to be heard,'' Nixon said Monday night in a conference call with reporters.
Lilly Leyh and Sadie Pierce were the first couple in St. Louis to get their marriage license after a state court judge struck down Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage on Nov. 5. A federal court did the same on Nov. 7
In 2016, Missouri voters may have the opportunity to vote on the legalization of marijuana. The group Show-Me Cannabis filed an initiative with Missouri’s Secretary of State to include the issue on the ballot. If Secretary of State Jason Kander approves their initiative, Show-Me Cannabis plans to gather 300,000 signatures of support from 6 out of the 8 congressional districts. They are required to have a minimum of 160,000 registered voters sign their petition. The organization will go for an amendment to the constitution instead of a proposition.