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Upset With Obama, GOP Punishes Young Immigrants

Thanks to Republicans, undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children must forever live in the shadows.

July 21, 2015
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More Anger, Action At Ferguson Commission Meeting

Tensions are still running high in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 9, 2014

Missouri Governor Triples National Guard Presence In Ferguson

Learn more about Governor Nixon’s response to Monday night’s violence.

November 25, 2014

Missouri Triples Waiting Period For Abortion As Both Sides Of Fight React

By Judy L. Thomas and Jason Hancock, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In 30 days, Missouri’s abortion rules will rank among the most stringent in the country. On Thursday, that gave one side of the perennial debate much to cheer about and prompted the other to fret. Abortion opponents spoke ecstatically, saying […]

September 12, 2014

Ferguson Protests Subdued And Smaller As National Guard Pulls Out

By Kurtis Lee, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — As Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from this St. Louis suburb Thursday, the persistent protests over the police killing of Michael Brown appeared smaller and much more subdued for the second night in a […]

August 22, 2014

Governor Stands Down National Guard In U.S. Riot Town

Ferguson (United States) (AFP) — The governor of the U.S. state of Missouri on Thursday ordered National Guard troops to withdraw from a town gripped by nearly two weeks of protests over a police shooting. Governor Jay Nixon said the soldiers were no longer needed and that state police would handle security in Ferguson, a […]

August 21, 2014

Smaller Protest Forms In Ferguson, Mo.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — A smaller, quieter protest formed in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night after other marches converged upon the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the Michael Brown case. In Ferguson, crowds of barely 200 protesters walked along West Florissant Avenue at […]

August 21, 2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Not Ready To Call Special Prosecutor

By Kevin McDermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — Even as a St. Louis County grand jury prepares to open its examination of Michael Brown’s death, a rising chorus is demanding that the county’s controversial elected prosecutor step aside and let a special prosecutor handle it. But Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon isn’t ready to join […]

August 20, 2014

Obama: Use Of National Guard In Protest Must Be ‘Limited’

Washington (AFP) – U.S. President Barack Obama promised Monday “limited” use of National Guard troops to quell unrest in a Missouri town after a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager. “I’ll be watching over the next several days to assess whether in fact, it’s helping rather than hindering progress in Ferguson,” Obama […]

August 18, 2014

Missouri Governor: No Curfew Monday Night

St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said there will be no curfew Monday night in Ferguson, where a rotating series of official responses to protests have failed to end looting and violence late at night. The Missouri National Guard, called in early Monday morning by Nixon to help keep order in […]

August 18, 2014

National Guard To Help Restore Calm In Ferguson

St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — Just moments after Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson announced early Monday that new security steps were planned in Ferguson that would not include National Guard troops, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that he was activating those forces. “Given these deliberate, coordinated, and intensifying violent attacks on lives and […]

August 18, 2014

Missouri Governor Pledges ‘Different Tone’ For Authorities As Highway Patrol Takes Over

By Kevin McDermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — Facing a withering national judgment that a community in his state had come to look like “a war zone,” Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered on Thursday that the Missouri State Highway Patrol take over security of Ferguson from St. Louis County police and vowed “a different […]

August 15, 2014

Missouri To Change Tone Of Response To Ferguson Unrest, Governor Says

By Matt Pearce, Lauren Raab and Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, addressing the urgent situation in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, said he was making “a number of operational shifts” that will change the tone in the St. Louis suburb after five nights of unrest, marked by police firing tear gas and […]

August 14, 2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Vetoes ‘Extreme’ Abortion Bill

In a week when the federal government placed even more restrictions on women’s rights, there was a silver lining on the state level: Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) vetoed an extreme abortion bill on Wednesday. House Bill 1307 would have tripled the mandatory waiting period before an abortion to 72 hours, which would have given Missouri the […]

July 3, 2014

Execution Doctors Work In Gray Area

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Seth Klamann, Los Angeles Times BONNE TERRE, MO — For more than 50 years, Missouri relied on Dr. Alan Doerhoff to assist with executions. Doerhoff, 70, said he became involved in the 1970s when the warden at the prison that handled executions retained him because they had been childhood friends. Back […]

May 21, 2014