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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 03, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 3, 2022. Editorial: Missouri already has an abortion ‘trigger’ ban. Kansas, your freedom is on the line The Supreme Court’s apparent decision to reverse its landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion is a breathtaking mistake, wrong on the...

Missouri faces more lawsuits over lack of redistricting map

Apr. 27, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the state’s Republican-led Legislature still deadlocked on redistricting, Missouri now faces lawsuits in both federal and state court asking the judiciary to intervene and order a new U.S. House map before this summer's primary election. Republican...

Jefferson City agrees to reinstall Confederate stones

Apr. 22, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jefferson City has agreed to reinstall two paving stones that contained a reference to a Confederate general to settle a lawsuit filed after the stones were removed, according to attorneys in the case. Edith Vogel, a former city council member, sued the...

Man imprisoned two decades in mother's death out on parole

Apr. 22, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

Michael Politte walked out of prison Friday, paroled after nearly two decades behind bars for a crime he says he didn't commit — the killing of his mother. Politte, now 38, was released from the Jefferson City Correctional Center, two months after he was granted parole. He was...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 19, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 13, 2022. Editorial: Missouri should fund basic government services before passing out surplus cash Republicans criticized the Biden administration’s stimulus spending during the pandemic as wasteful, and today they point to that cash...

Jefferson City sued for removing Confederate-related stones

Apr. 01, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former city councilwoman alleges in a federal lawsuit that Jefferson City officials violated her free speech rights when two paving stones with messages about a Confederate general were removed from city property. Edith Vogel filed the lawsuit Thursday...

Uncertainty mounts as Missouri stalls on new US House seats

Mar. 29, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s candidacy filing period for Congress closed Tuesday without new voting districts in place, as the state’s Republican-led Legislature remained bogged down by disagreements. Missouri is the only state where a congressional redistricting plan...