Missouri lawmakers are working to restrict access to abortion with state-level laws whose fate could eventually be determined by the late Justice Antonin Scalia's replacement on the US Supreme Court.
A state bill would require lawmakers or their staff to report sex with a lobbyist to the state Ethics Commission but would not require them to assign a specific dollar value.
Among the nearly 200 recommendations made in the Ferguson Commission's report is one calling for training and accountability standards in the media.
Jeff Mizanskey, 62, was released from prison Tuesday after Missouri's Governor commuted his life without parole sentence amid shifting nationwide attitudes on marijuana.
Protesters flooded department stores and malls on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, denouncing a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
Authorities are bracing for unrest after St. Louis officials announced Monday that a grand jury has decided not to indict the Ferguson police officer for shooting the unarmed teenager.
Pants Up, Don't Loot: Controversial Billboard Mocking Ferguson Protesters Is Successfully Crowdfunded
The billboard idea highlights escalating tensions in Ferguson, which is under a state of emergency ahead of a grand jury decision on whether to charge a police officer in the death of Michael Brown.
When the government must prepare for unrest because injustice is expected from the justice system, the government's legitimacy must be called into question.
The Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan referred to Ferguson protesters as "terrorists," and claimed that their demonstrations have boosted the group's recruitment.
Following the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri's Republican-led legislature has voted into place a law that massively expands gun rights in the state.
Ferguson residents called for local officials to resign at a heated city council meeting, and have obstructed a local highway in protest.