Latest Missouri state government News

Missouri high court clears the way for a woman's release after 43 years in prison

Jul. 18, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has cleared the way for the release of a Missouri woman whose murder conviction was overturned after she served 43 years in prison, but she still remained in custody as of Thursday evening. A circuit court judge ruled last month...

A Missouri Supreme Court ruling clears path for release of a woman whose murder conviction was overturned after 43 years

Jul. 18, 2024 12:38 PM EDT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri Supreme Court ruling clears path for release of a woman whose murder conviction was overturned after 43 years.

Kansas is making a big run at Kansas City's pro teams with a plan to help pay for new stadiums

Jun. 19, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is making a serious run at becoming the new home for the reigning Super Bowl champions with legislators approving a plan Tuesday to lure the Chiefs and Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals away from Missouri. Bipartisan legislative...

Execution date set for Missouri inmate, even as he awaits hearing on claim of actual innocence

Jun. 04, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday set a Sept. 24 execution date for Marcellus Williams, even as the inmate awaits a court hearing on his claim that he was not involved in the murder that landed him on death row. The state Supreme Court set the date hours after it ruled that...

Missouri court changes date of vote on Kansas City police funding to August

Jun. 04, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters in August will weigh in on a constitutional amendment requiring Kansas City to spend more money on police, the state Supreme Court ordered Tuesday. The high court changed the date when the ballot measure will appear from November to Aug....

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 28, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 24, 2024. Editorial: Parson is right to block state payout for defamation. Bailey is wrong, as usual. For months now, this Editorial Board has charted the egregious politicization of the Missouri Attorney General’s office under its...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 21, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 14, 2024. Editorial: Teens can’t make lifelong commitments. Missouri must ban marriage under age 18 Missouri doesn’t have a stellar record when it comes to protecting young people — young women, especially — from the harms of marrying far...

Missouri senators, not taxpayers, will pay potential damages in Chiefs rally shooting case

May. 20, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers will have to pay out of their own pockets if they lose defamation cases filed against them for falsely accusing a Kansas man of being one of the Kansas City Chiefs parade shooters and an immigrant in the country illegally. Missouri's...

Missouri candidate with ties to the KKK can stay on the Republican ballot, judge rules

May. 17, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A longshot Missouri gubernatorial candidat e with ties to the Ku Klux Klan will stay on the Republican ticket, a judge ruled Friday. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Cotton Walker denied a request by the Missouri GOP to kick Darrell McClanahan out of the...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 14, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 8, 2024. Editorial: Kansas City is not trying to defund its police. The Missouri Supreme Court was right We’ve long held that Kansas Citians and Kansas Citians alone should have the final say in how the city spends taxpayer dollars on policing....