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June 10, 2019 - 11:50 am
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing new rules on the handling of deer carcasses in an effort to combat chronic wasting disease. The department’s Conservation Commission is seeking public comments through early August on the proposed regulations that would...
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June 10, 2019 - 11:45 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A prominent donor to Republican causes has contributed $1 million to a newly formed political action committee aimed at overturning Missouri’s restrictive new abortion law. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a filing with state campaign regulators shows David...
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Fred Bodimer
June 08, 2019 - 10:23 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — St. Louis County Council members are considering whether or not to allow the sale of the controversial herbal supplement called Kratom — or at least decide on rules for its sale in the county. St. Louis County Councilman Mark Harder says the first he heard from a constituent...
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June 06, 2019 - 11:12 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Efforts to repeal Missouri's new abortion ban with a public vote have hit a roadblock. Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said in a press conference Thursday that the state Constitution prohibits a referendum on the bill. The state's top election official says that's...
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Fred Bodimer
June 05, 2019 - 4:17 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The worst measles outbreak in 27 years continues to grow -- despite repeated pleas for people to get vaccinated. Missouri and Illinois are two of the 26 states that have recorded cases of the measles so far this year. 41 new cases nationally last week. 981 total in the United...
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medical marijuana
June 03, 2019 - 4:04 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Applications for medical marijuana identification cards will soon be available in Missouri. The state health department will post application forms Tuesday. Voters in November overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana and marijuana-...
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Fred Bodimer
June 03, 2019 - 2:16 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Workplace burnout is now an official medical diagnosis -- according to the World Health Organization . The W-H-O defines burnout as chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. "We are seeing people in any career that are reaching levels of about fifty percent...
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abortion protestors in st. louis
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May 31, 2019 - 11:28 am
ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOX) — Judge Michael Stelzer has granted a temporary restraining order to allow Missouri’s only abortion clinic to remain open. 1/2 BREAKING: Judge Stelzer IT IS ORDERED AND DECREED THAT PETITIONER REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE ST. LOUIS REGION'S MOTION...
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Fred Bodimer
May 29, 2019 - 5:50 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Guidelines to prevent dementia, new mammography guidelines, and a virtual visit program everyone can use — all among the topics discussed in the current edition of Health Matters Presented by SSM Health. Here is a complete list of the many topics discussed during Health Matters...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2019 file photo, Teresa Pettis, right, greets a passerby outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. Pettis was one of a small number of abortion opponents protesting outside the clinic on the day the Missouri Legislature passed a sweeping measure banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Planned Parenthood says Missouri's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, which expires Friday, May 31. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)
May 29, 2019 - 5:21 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's health department said Wednesday that the license for the state's only abortion clinic is in jeopardy because of a litany of problems, including "failed surgical abortions in which patients remained pregnant" and concerns about patient safety. The Missouri...
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