Politics

President Donald Trump speaks about modernizing the immigration system in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 17, 2019 - 6:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, "totally brilliant," high-skilled workers he says...
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May 17, 2019 - 1:45 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led House is expected to pass a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy on lawmakers' final day in session Friday, joining Alabama and several other states that have moved recently to severely restrict the procedure.. If enacted,...
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State representative Bruce Franks.
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Alex Degman
May 16, 2019 - 9:09 pm
JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) -- Friday will be the last day in the state House for State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. (D-St. Louis). Franks announced he's leaving the House to deal with anxiety and depression after what he says was a particularly rough year. "From winning an election that nobody thought I could...
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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner
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Kevin Killeen
May 16, 2019 - 5:25 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Comptroller Darlene Green now claims she has the power to shift more money into Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's budget to cover outside lawyers--even though the plan failed to pass this week's meeting of the city's top budget board. That panel, the Board of Estimate and...
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Freshman senator, Karla May, D-St. Louis
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May 16, 2019 - 2:55 pm
By SUMMER BALLENTINE/Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP/KMOX) — A wide-ranging Missouri bill banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy was just one step away from going to a supportive Republican governor after the state Senate passed the measure Thursday. The legislation needs only a...
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President Donald Trump
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File
May 16, 2019 - 11:38 am
By BARBARA ORTUTAY/AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP/KMOX) — On the heels of President Donald Trump's repeated assertions claiming anti-conservative bias by tech companies, the White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think political partisanship...
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teen using e-cigarette vaporizer
Fred Bodimer
May 16, 2019 - 9:44 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will sign a bill later today to crack down on the sale of vaping products to minors. The sale of tobacco or vaping products is already prohibited to people under age 21 in St. Louis County, but that doesn't mean it isn't happening — and this...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers his State of the State address in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri's Republican-led Legislature has passed a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and Republican Gov. Parson is expected to sign it. The House approved the measure Friday May 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 16, 2019 - 4:24 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Senate passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Senators approved the legislation 24-10 early Thursday with just hours left before lawmakers' Friday deadline to pass bills. It needs at least another vote of approval in the GOP-...
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Kevin Killeen
May 15, 2019 - 5:52 pm
ST. LOUIS--(KMOX) --Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger would lose his county pension, under a plan before the county council. The sponsor, Councilman Tim Fitch, says people don't like the idea of Stenger getting out of prison some day and getting mailbox money from county taxpayers. "...
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St. Louis alderwoman Megan Green
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Kevin Killeen
May 15, 2019 - 12:14 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A city alderwoman wants to prevent the kind of public corruption that has rocked St. Louis County government. Megan Green is proposing a ballot issue that would let voters enact reforms to prevent a Steve Stenger-style fiasco in the city. "I hope that it provides a wake-up call...
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