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Journey for Justice march pushes toward Jefferson City after resistance

Protesters from as far as Detroit and South Carolina have joined the NAACP's protest march from Ferguson to Jefferson City. The marchers plan to arrive at the Governor's Mansion on Friday afternoon.

Marijuana legalization petition open for public comment

Secretary of State Jason Kander opened a petition amending Article I of the Missouri Constitution for public comment. 

Millions spent to amend Missouri Constitution

Two campaigns in particular spent out hundreds of thousands of dollars in a media blitz leading up to the Nov. 4 elections: a group supporting restrictions on the governor's budget-balancing powers, and opponents of a measure to tie teacher evaluations to student performance.

St. Louis County pays extra $3.4 million after protests

Overtime accounts for more than $2.5 million of the extra expenses. The rest covers supplies, food and clothing.

Police oversight proposal submitted in St. Louis

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced a compromise on Thursday with the bill's sponsor, Alderman Terry Kennedy.

Post-Dispatch sports columnist Bryan Burwell dies

Sports editor Roger Hensleysaid in a statement that Burwell was one of the most well-respected journalists in his field. The Associated Press Sports Editors named Burwell one of the top 10 sports columnists in the country in 2007.

Journey for Justice runs into hostile counter-protest, keeps marching

Somebody shot the window out of the back of one of the buses traveling with the march, activists said.

Veteran newscaster Bob Priddy retires after 40 years on the Capitol beat

Priddy graduated from MU in 1963 with a 2.2 GPA. He went on to cover the General Assembly for decades. His colleagues say he knows more about state politics and government than anyone else in Missouri.

UPDATE: Michael Brown's stepfather apologizes for comments

Louis Head said Wednesday in a statement to CNN that he was full of emotion on the night of Nov. 24, when he yelled into a crowd of protesters.

Missouri nuclear plant shuts down after electrical equipment failure

Federal regulators say the Callaway Ameren plant poses no risk to the public. Customers should see no impact, a senior director at Ameren said.

Albino deer shot after years of preservation

An albino deer, rare and known for its white majesty, was shot with a bow and arrow on hunting grounds after years of preservation.

ACLU sues over Missouri headlight-flashing ticket

The ACLU lawsuit against a Kansas City suburb, dismissed in October, brings to attention the gray line that is free speech.

UPDATE: Missouri man denied a same-sex divorce appeals

An attorney for a man identified in court documents as M.S. argued before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday that Missouri should allow divorces for same-sex couples married legally in other states.

Missouri lawmakers try to appeal gay marriage case

Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey and House Speaker Tim Jones have filed a motion asking to intervene in a Jackson County court case, so they can appeal it to the state Supreme Court.

UPDATE: O'Fallon enacts broad distracted driving ordinance

A petition drive to overturn the ordinance in O'Fallon has already begun, with opponents calling it overkill.

National Guard scaling back in St. Louis

Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that more than 1,200 Guard members remained in Ferguson and parts of St. Louis County, but that the guard had ended its duties in St. Louis city.

Common Core committee keeps appointee removed by House Speaker Tim Jones

Members voted 7-5 Tuesday to keep Columbia schools language arts coordinator Nick Kremer.

UPDATE: Missouri court hears traffic camera challenges

The three traffic-camera cases all have slightly different twists, but could help settle the legal uncertainty over whether cities can issue tickets to vehicle owners using only traffic cameras.

Students at 3 schools in Ferguson area walk out

The students staged the protest on their first day back at school since the grand jury announcement.

UPDATE: Obama warns against 'militarized' police culture

The president is proposing a three-year $263 million spending package to increase use of body-worn cameras, expand training for law enforcement and add more resources for police department reform.

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