Jay Nixon


Missouri's Legislature Has Teed Up More Than a Dozen Anti-Abortion Bills So Far This Year

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.
Colleen Curry

Sex Between Lobbyists and Lawmakers Should Be Disclosed as a 'Gift,' Says Missouri Lawmaker

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.
Olivia Becker
united states

The Media Needs to Be Taught How to Report on Race, Says Ferguson Report

Among the nearly 200 recommendations made in the Ferguson Commission's report is one calling for training and accountability standards in the media.
Olivia Becker

This Guy Just Spent 20 Years in Prison for Selling Weed — Now He's Getting Out

Jeff Mizanskey, 62, was released from prison Tuesday after Missouri's Governor commuted his life without parole sentence amid shifting nationwide attitudes on marijuana.
Liz Fields

Videos Show Ferguson Protesters Around the US Wreaking Havoc on Black Friday

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.
Meredith Hoffman

​How Democrats Failed Ferguson

There were many people who could have lessened the damage done in the aftermath of the now infamous shooting of Michael Brown—and virtually all of them were Democrats.
Michael Tracey

It's Official: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Will Not Face Charges for Killing Michael Brown

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.
Payton Guion
Opinion and Analysis

Ferguson's State of Emergency Proves America's Social Contract Has Been Broken

When the government must prepare for unrest because injustice is expected from the justice system, the government's legitimacy must be called into question.
Natasha Lennard

KKK Missouri Chapter Threatens Ferguson Protesters with ‘Lethal Force’

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.
Alice Speri

The Last Thing Missouri Needs Is More Guns, but That's Exactly What It's Getting

Following the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri's Republican-led legislature has voted into place a law that massively expands gun rights in the state.
Alice Speri

Ferguson Residents Are Still Angry, As Questions Remain and Protests Continue

Ferguson residents called for local officials to resign at a heated city council meeting, and have obstructed a local highway in protest.
Alice Speri