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Newspaper Story - A U.S. Supreme Court decision banning random drug searches on roadways will not have a great effect in Missouri, state law officials said.
Radio Story - Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon files a lawsuit against vote-auction.com
Newspaper Story - More than 560 self-described Missourians have offered to sell their November presidential vote to the highest bidder -- using a foreign-based WWW service that seeks to skirt laws making vote-selling illegal.
Radio Story - An Austrian based web site accused of selling votes includes Missouri voters.
Radio Story - The commitee appointed by Attorney General Jay Nixon had their first meeting in Jefferson City.
Radio Story - While Carnahan and Ashcroft each take credit for improving crime, state officers say it's a campaign issue that's just not political.
Newspaper Story - Missouri police and prosecutors praised Carnahan's record on meth but said some changes in the law were needed.
Radio Story - Nancy Farmer says she thinks Republican Todd Graves has people videotaping her everywhere she goes.
Radio Story - Democrat Nancy Farmer says she believes that her Republican rival Todd Graves has people stalking her.
Radio Story - The controversy is over a John Ashcroft ad showing a State Troopers Association letter thanking the Senator for a 1999 anti-meth bill.
Newspaper Story - Missouri minors can face less punishment then adults for drinking under-the-influence of alcohol.
Radio Story - The Senate GOP leader is calling on the Senate to take a stand on a gambling company's refusal to obey Gamming Commission subeonas.
Radio Story - A group of Republican representatives and law enforcement officers joined Cass County Prosecutor Chris Koster in attacking Governor Mel Carnahan's weak anti-meth laws.
Newspaper Story - The debate over methamphetamine in Missouri's Senate race conitnued on the steps of the Capitol Monday.
Radio Story - A dozen Democratic office holders came to the defense of Gov. Mel Carnahan on his record against methampehtamine.
Newspaper Story - Democratic lawmakers, police officers and prosecutors Thursday refuted a John Ashcroft ad depicting Gov. Mel Carnahan as soft on methamphetamine.
Radio Story - Missouri Democrats spoke against a John Ashcroft campaign ad that accuses Mel Carnahan of a weak record in the fight against methamphetamine production. The collection of Democratic sheriffs, prosecutors and lawmakers say the ad is simply dishonest.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Attorney General files emergency rules to implement a new law against racial profiling by cops.
Newspaper Story - The House finally passed the BAC bill after debating and amending it for hours. The Senate kept up the ways of stagnation by tabling a proposal to give doctors and patients the right to sue an HMO.
Radio Story - St. Louis Senator Wayne Goode successfully deflected opposition from rural senators worried about increased administration costs.
Radio Story - The proposal is supported by both parties and both anti and pro death penalty legislators. The only problem is the session may end before it can pass.
Newspaper Story - In a day that actually brought action to the legislature, the Assembly sent the governor bills creating a crime of domestic violence and spending billions on highways.
Radio Story - The Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys supports a bill to stop executions of the mentally retarded. That support seems to be enough to get the bill passed. It is the first time they have supported the bill.
Radio Story - The same committee that approved a harsh drunk driving bill earlier this year reverses itself and approves a weakened version.
Newspaper Story - MDN looks at the role of the players in last week's physical encounter between Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan and journalists.
Radio Story - Lieutenant Governor candidate Gracia Backer told a story to the House Committee about how she had been pulled over and targetted for "geographic profiling." The committee passed the bill, which now has to be passed by the House and approved by the governor.
Newspaper Story - A bodyguard for Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan manhandled a photojournalist for KTVI-TV last week. The videotape and governor each give a different take.
Newspaper Story - Mike Williams, a former principal of Stover High School, might lose his teaching license because he was charged with the three felonies after he caused an accident in 1996. One of the victims of the accident, Phaedra Marriot, has been appearing on billboards in a campaign to get the legal Blood Alcohol threshold for drivers lowerd from .10 to .08.
Radio Story - Black legislatures and the Eastern Missouri ACLU team up to put a stop to racial profiling.
Radio Story - Victims can now get information about parole hearing dates, release dates, and the current place of confinement of their offenders 24 hours a day.
Radio Story - The House spent more than two hours debating a bill aimed at curbing domestic violence. The bill will increase stalking and harrassing to include the electronic media. The bill faces a final House vote before heading to the Senate.
Radio Story - Two states passed legislation this week mandating safety locks on guns. In Missouri this year the gun lock legislation is basically dead.
Newspaper Story - Two bills introduced in the last couple months are not likely to see the light of day, say Missouri legislators. The snail pace which the legislature is proceding at coupled with the safety lock measures' late introduction will likely kill the bill, said lawmakers.
Radio Story - On Tuesday, the Senate passed the racial profiling bill 23-9.
Newspaper Story - James Henry Hampton was executed Tuesday after Gov. Mel Carnahan refused to issue a last minute stay requested by death penalty opponents who argued Hampton was incompetent due to a self-imposed brain injury.
Radio Story - The bill would give free needles to IV drug users.
Newspaper Story - Children demonstrating for gun safety has triggered accusations of illegal lobbying by a top GOP legislator.
Radio Story - Representative Barbara Fraser is sponsoring a bill that creates more serious punishments for people who steal pets. Frasers says many people think their pets are lost, when in fact, they're stolen.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Barbara Fraser, D-Saint Louis County, wants to make it more difficult to steal pets in Missouri by imposing penalties of up to seven years of jail.
Radio Story - A Senate Committee narrowly approved a measure that would require trigger locks on newly manufactured weapons.
Radio Story - Republican Senator Betty Sims says she wants to reform female prisons in Missouri
Radio Story - Liability increases from two thousand dollars to twenty thousand dollars for both property damage and personal injury.
Radio Story - The Senate passed an amendment to a judicial bill requiring sex offenders and violent felons to provide permanent DNA samples to the state.
Radio Story - The same day St. Louis Senator Lacy Clay announced his candidacy for US Congress he sparked debate over racial profiling under drunk driving legislation.
Radio Story - The House Corrections Committee continues to hear testimony regarding private prisons.
Newspaper Story - Various agencies reached an agreement whether mentally retarded people should be excluded from receiving the death penalty.
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon plans to spend his last year in office fighting methamphetamine in Missouri.
Radio Story - A bill currently under review by a House committee would prohibit cities and other political entities from suing gun manufacturers.
Radio Story - Former U.S. Senator Tom Eagleton testifies for a bill to impose a moratorium similar to Illinois'.
Radio Story - Some Missouri lawmakers say allowing police to pull drivers over for not wearing their seat belt would encourage more people to buckle up.
Radio Story - The House Correctional Committee heard testimony at giving hope to prisoners serving life sentences without parole.
Newspaper Story - Governor Mel Carnahan said capital punishmeni is applied fairly in Missouri and he won't support a change in the actual policy unless cases are found to have been wrongly judged.
Newspaper Story - Mothers Against Drunk Driving unveiled a new billboard campaign advocating the legal blood alcohol content for motorists. Also, Gov. Mel Carnahan came out in favor of a law that would allow police to pull over drivers who they can see are not wearing a seatbelt.
Radio Story - The only black Republican legislator says the law could be used as an excuse for racial profiling.
Radio Story - The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would require bail bonding agents and private investigators to have special training and to follow specific procedures.
Newspaper Story - A House bill seeks to mandate training for all succesful candidates for county sheriff before they take office.
Newspaper Story - Persons with two or more drunk-driving convictions may have to adorn their car with a sticker, which announces to the world their prior violations.
Radio Story - A bill was introduced requiring repeat drunk driving offenders to place a sticker on their car.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Tom Hoppe is proposing a bill that would make illegal for persons under age 18 to possess cigarettes.
Radio Story - A House Committee on Domestic Violence held a press conference to talk about Missouri's need to address the issue.
Newspaper Story - In Valentine's Day, it was time to talk a bit about domestic violence in the House.
Radio Story - Kansas City Senator Harry Wiggins says volunteer athletic officials need to be protected from abusive parents.
Radio Story - The bill covers an assortment of computer crimes, from privacy to pornography.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers in the House and Senate Transportation committees were heavily critical of the Highway Patrol in a session to lower the speed limits of trucks.
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers look at a bill that would legalize ticket scalping in the state.
Radio Story - Lawmakers consider making it a felony for guards to have sexual relations with inmates.
Radio Story - Kansas City Representative Bill Boucher and Springfield Representative Craig Hosmer are working together to ban GHB
Newspaper Story - A St. Charles man has registered Internet domain names that references killing the president of the United States and major-party candidates in the 2000 election.
Radio Story - Mothers gave emotional testimony in support of "Stacey's Bill."
Radio Story - Only two female committee members opposed a bill that would make drivers with .08 blood alcohol levels guilty of a misdemeanor.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Civil and Criminal Commission passed a bill today that would lower the legal blood alcohol level for motorists from .08 to .10.
Radio Story - Kansas City Representative Marsha Cambell faced skeptical opposition when she introduced a bill making driving and talking on a cell phone punishable for up to one year in jail and a $1000 fine.
Newspaper Story - A Missouri lawmaker wants to make sex with animals illegal.
Radio Story - One legislator is trying to bring legal ticket scalping back to Missouri. Jon Dolan of Lake St. Louis filed a bill on Tuesday that allows ticket holders to sell their seats at above face-value.
Radio Story - Republican candidate for governor Jim Talent gave a speech he called the "Republican State of the State" today in the capitol.
Newspaper Story - The final State of the State address by Gov. Mel Carnahan ended with a serenade from children.
Radio Story - State legislators are hoping to imporve school violence laws this session.
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