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Maria Keena
February 14, 2019 - 9:33 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — More accusations are flying in the race of Saint Louis Aldermanic Board President. Incumbent Lewis Reed wants Jamilah Nasheed removed from the March 5th ballot because he claims she is not using her legal name. STL Today reports Reed cites Nasheed's property tax records...
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Hundreds of protesters rally for a $15 an hour minimum wage on Sept. 4, 2014 in Chicago. The battle for a higher minimum wage is epxected to continue in 2015. (Photo by Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
February 14, 2019 - 6:23 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House could vote on a plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. Democrats who control the General Assembly are moving quickly because Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to sign the measure into law before he proposes his first annual budget. That's scheduled for...
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting of his cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House February 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump said he was not happy about the compromise legislation agreed to by Republicans and Democrats that would prevent a new partial federal government shutdown but said he would accept the deal. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
February 13, 2019 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With little Washington appetite for another shutdown, President Donald Trump is expected to grudgingly accept an agreement that would keep the government open but provide just a fraction of the money he's been demanding for his Mexican border wall. White House officials cautioned...
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Brad Choat
February 13, 2019 - 9:38 am
WASHINGTON (KMOX) — Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt seems fine with the nearly $1.4 billion amount of funding for a southern border wall. That's despite the fact that the compomise he helped negotiate with Democrats to avoid another government shutdown is far less than what President Donald...
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February 12, 2019 - 12:39 pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley has been subpoenaed to answer questions about his handling of Missouri's open records law while he was the state's attorney general. The Cole County Circuit Court issued the subpoena Monday as part of a lawsuit against Gov. Mike Parson's office. St. Louis...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2017, file photo former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., right, listens as her husband Mark Kelly, left, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kelly said Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, that he's running to finish John McCain's term in the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 12, 2019 - 8:54 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate. Kelly, 54, is a top...
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West Main Street leads right to the Capital in Jefferson City
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February 12, 2019 - 8:33 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri could save up to $1 billion a year within the next four years if it overhauls the state's Medicaid health insurance program, according to a study from a consulting team. A draft of the report obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch does not recommend tightening...
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President Donald Trump held rally Monday at the El Paso County Coliseum. Trump spoke at length about finishing the wall. His visit came days after the President's State of the Union speech which angered many El Pasoans prompting a protest outside the coliseum. Beto O'Rourke held a competing rally across the street from Trump's rally. © Mark Lambie / El Paso Times
February 12, 2019 - 6:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. Republicans were...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, an asylum-seeking boy from Central America runs down a hallway after arriving from an immigration detention center to a shelter in San Diego. Lawyers for eight immigrant families separated under Trump administration policy filed claims Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, against the U.S. government demanding $6 million each in damages for what they describe as lasting trauma. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
February 11, 2019 - 6:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Eight immigrant families demanded millions of dollars in damages Monday from the Trump administration for separating them, including a Guatemalan woman who alleged an officer said her 5-year-old son would be taken and then taunted, "Happy Mother's Day." In claims filed with the U.S...
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An Airbnb supporter waits his turn to speak at a City of Miami commission meeting discussing Airbnb on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Miami Beach is considering new measures to fight illegal short-term rentals on the island. (Photo by C.M. Guerrero/Miami Herald/TNS/Sipa USA)
Michael Calhoun
February 07, 2019 - 5:51 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Airbnb hosts are organizing themselves against what they fear will be unfair regulation coming from City Hall. The hosts met Wednesday to share fears that the city may, for instance, bar renters from home sharing at all, require a thousand-dollar licensing fee, and mandate...
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