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Newspaper Story - Along with deciding whether or not to lengthen term limits and who will pay the bill bor crimes involving guns, the Missouri General Assembly also face the issue of whether homosexuals should be added to this list of protected groups under the human rights laws.
Radio Story - A bill filed for the next legislative session would cause Missouri residents to lose alimony payments if they live with a partner for two years.
Newspaper Story - Supporters of a national Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution held a rally in Missouri's State Capitol. They hope Missouri will become one of three states to ratify the ERA and put it closer to becoming a part of constitutional law.
Radio Story - As Missouri lawmakers prepare for the legislative session, supporters of the Equal Rights held a rally to raise awareness about the amendment.
Radio Story - Judge Byron Kinder of Cole County has ruled that Planned Parenthood is in violation of state law that orders them to be seperate from its affiliated abortion providers.
Newspaper Story - Judge Byron Kinder ruled that Planned Parenthood can no longer recievce state family planning money and that it must give back over $100,00 to the state that it improperly recieved. Planned Parenthood is still continuing all services and is asking citzens for finacial support. Planned Parenthood will appeal the decision.
Newspaper Story - The state-appointed attorney is asking for a judgement bans Planned Parenthood for reciveing family planning money.
Radio Story - Missouri's governor apologizes for appearing in a black minstrel show nearly 40 years ago.
Newspaper Story - A red-faced Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan apologized Monday for participating in a minstrel show almost 40 years ago.
Newspaper Story - Now that HB427 is law, it's up to the courts to decide whose interpretation of the bill is the correct one.
Newspaper Story - After courts knocked out partial-birth abortion laws in other states, Missouri's own ban faces a long struggle.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments from Cole County and Jefferson City's Channel 13 to determine whether or not the station should have access to police evidence. The case first started two years ago when KRCG wanted to air surveilence tapes of former House Minority Leader Mark Richardson when he was charged for drunk driving.
Radio Story - MODOT has filed for a 'stay' on an April decision that allowed the KKK to participate in Missouri's Adopt-a-Highway program. The 'stay', if granted, would keep the judge's decision from going into effect until the appeals process is over.
Newspaper Story - Abortion is viewed differently in different cultures, religions and parts of the world.
Newspaper Story - It mainly boils down to one word - separation. Months of disagreement would be solved if definition of separation would be agreed upon.
Newspaper Story - A federal judge blocks the new abortion restriction law for at least six months.
Radio Story - A federal judge blocks implementation of Missouri's anti-abortion law until early next year, at the earliest.
Radio Story - The Missouri Right to Life, an anti-abortion group, supports candidates based on voting records. In the past, abortion-rights advocates have been subject to negative campaigning.
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers overturn the governor's veto.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate voted to override Gov. Carnahan's veto on a partial birth abortion ban Thursday, and abortion-rights advocates vow they will fight the new law in court.
Radio Story - Opponents, led by Ken Jacob of Columbia, squared off with supporters, led by Ted House of St. Charles, over a possible override of the governor's veto of the partial-birth abortion bill.
Radio Story - Columbia lawmakers say Wednesday's House vote to ban partial birth abortion sets the city apart from others. Governor Carnahan says some representatives were hesitant to vote to sustain his veto of the partial-birth abortion bill for fear of political suicide. But Columbia lawmakers seems immune to that pressure.
Newspaper Story - Thousands gathered to support legislators in their bid to override Gov. Mel Carnahan's veto on partial-birth abortion.
Radio Story - Representative Bill Luetkenhaus says that he will bring a motion to end debate and vote on whether or not to overturn Carnahan's veto of the partial-birth abortion bill.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House voted 127-34 to override Gov. Mel Carnahan's veto and ban partial birth abortion.
Radio Story - The House overwhelmingly voted to override the governor's veto on the partial-birth abortion bill.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Bill Luetkenhaus, D-Josephville, accused Gov. Carnahan and his allies of promoting a fear of violence about the partial-birth abortion bill.
Radio Story - Governor Carnahan met with top lawmakers to discuss a possible delay of the abortion bill veto session. This delay would give the bill's opponents time to campaign. Proponents say a delay is unconstitutional.
Radio Story - Governor Carnahan met with top lawmakers to discuss options he can take for the veto session. One option would delay floor discussions. The bill's supporters say a delay is undemocratic.
Radio Story - With a crowd of close to 5000 expected at the capital, security forces have been increased in case of possible violence.
Newspaper Story - The governor and legislative leaders are discussing a possible special session on a partial-birth abortion ban.
Newspaper Story - The Committee on domestic violence began talks to tackle the increasing problem of violence
Radio Story - Senate sponsor of the partial-birth abortion bill Ted House and Catholic lobbyist Lou DeFeo say the governor is wrong in saying the bill can be used as a legal defense for violence against an abortion doctor.
Radio Story - Governor Mel Carnahan faces off against the Missouri Catholic Conference on his veto against a partial-birth abortion bill. Anti-abortion lobbyist Lou DeFeo represented the MO Catholic Conference.
Newspaper Story - The governor debates the Catholic Conference lobbyist over vetoed abortion legislation.
Radio Story - The format for the Carnahan/Abortion-Rights opponents discussion has been altered. Instead of a one-on-one discussion between Carnahan and the head of the Missouri Catholic Conference, Lou DeFeo, the talk will now include experts from both sides of the partial-birth abortion issue.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's governor and the executive director of Missouri's Catholic Conference hold their historic debate over abortion in Jefferson City.
Radio Story - In an unprecedented move, Governor Mel Carnahan has agreed to discuss his Partial Birth Abortion Veto with officials form the Missouri Catholic Conference.
Radio Story - The governor's proposed debate on his veto of the abortion-restriction bill is generating its own debate from GOP lawmakers.
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers plan study the growing number of immigrants into Missouri.
Newspaper Story - A group of physicans has called on the legislature to override the governor's veto of the partial-birth abortion ban.
Radio Story - Some Republicans say Democrats are trading the possibility for a pay raise for support of Carnahan's veto of the so-called partial-birth abortion bill.
Newspaper Story - The governor threatens to veto the legislative pension bill and attacks lawmakers.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers sent bills to the Governor to raise retirement benefits, ban some types of abortions, and delay tax relief
Newspaper Story - The recent filibuster brought back memories of a Capitol legend - Bill Blackwell
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers sent a bill to the governor that makes it harder for Planned Parenthood to receive state family planning funds.
Newspaper Story - A wrap-up of Wednesday's legislative action.
Newspaper Story - The legislature approved the appropriations bill that effectively cuts off funding for family planning services.
Newspaper Story - The partial-birth-abortion filibuster in the State Senate passed the 30 hour mark amid historical rarity and bizarre events.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers agreed on language intended to deprive Planned Parenthood state money
Newspaper Story - While the Senate is debating partial birth abortion, House bills are being put on hold.
Radio Story - Senator Ken Jacob's amendment for the exemption of the mother's health was defeated with a vote of 23-11.
Newspaper Story - As the Senate debate on partial-birth abortion has continued, the chamber's five women have been largely on the outside looking in.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan's demand for a health exemption in the proposed ban on partial birth abortions was rejected by Missouri's Senate Monday.
Newspaper Story - Senators quarreled into the night as abortion-rights supporters tried to stop a bill that backers say will stop partial birth abortion.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Ken Jacob kept the floor for two and a half hours debating Sen Ted House's bill.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Wayne Crump's bill to restrict federal land purchases passes the House.
Radio Story - The Senate has voted to ban all funding to abortion clinics.
Newspaper Story - An amendment to a House helath-care appropriations bill dangled for more than four hours in the Senate before passing Monday night as legislators debated the fine points of language that will narrow a woman's access to abortion services in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - The Senate moved one step closer Tuesday to toughening the punishment for hate crimes against gays and the disabled.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Sam Gaskill, R-Washburn, has proposal a bill to allow "physical force" in preventing flag desecration
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate moved one step closer to passing a bill Tuesday that would give harsher sentences to criminals who use hate as a motivation for choosing their victims.
Newspaper Story - Although gay marriage is not legal in the state of Missouri, many gay couples exchange vows anyway. This is the story of two men and their commitment to each other.
Newspaper Story - Convicted sex offenders - now released - could be re-incarcerated under a bill sponsored by House Speaker Steve Gaw, D-Moberly.
Radio Story - The NRA loses its massive campaign to win the right to carry concealed weapons in the state of Missouri.
Radio Story - A petition is circulated among senators to revive debate on partial birth abortion ban.
Newspaper Story - A bill banning partial-birth abortion defeated by Public Health and Welfare Committee
Newspaper Story - Law banning "simulated oral copulation" considered by Supreme Court
Newspaper Story - About a bill that wants to revoke automatically a license of a phisician who has participated in an assisted suicide.
Newspaper Story - A committee passed the bill to include the UM system under the open meetings law, yet since it is late in the session, it will probably not be heard on the House floor.
Radio Story - A bill banning partial birth abortions was approved by the House.
Newspaper Story - The House approves a ban on partial-birth abortions similar to what the governor vetoed two years earlier.
Radio Story - A Senate committee passed a bill unanimously that would prohibit anyone, except journalists, to have access to people's driver's license pictures.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Transportation Committee has voted to make the driver license's photo a confidential record.
Newspaper Story - Anti-abortions lawmakers express more confidence about their chances with the new approach of "infanticide" to the partial-birth abortion ban.
Newspaper Story - A new measure would cut tax credits to persons who employs illegal aliens. the sponsor said this bill would help to reduce the illegals crime
Newspaper Story - Victims chosen because of their sexual orientation, gender or disability would receive stronger penalties if a proposed bill passes.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Senate passes a ban on same-sex marriages.
Newspaper Story - Under Sen. Ted House's bill, porn victims would be able to bring civil action against porn manufactures, producers, and wholesale distributors
Newspaper Story - Bill to prohibit employment and insurance discrimination on the basis of genetic information.
Newspaper Story - The House Criminal Law Cimmittee approved Thursday a ban on partial-birth abortion similar to what the governor vetoed two years ago.
Radio Story - Marcia Richardson, a spokeswoman for ACLU, says that posting information about sex ofenders on the Internet is an invasion of privacy.
Newspaper Story - Anti-abortion legislators asked a state attorney to request the U.S. Court of Appeals to require Planned Parenthood to return family planning funds.
Radio Story - A new proposal would stop the Department of Revenue from sharing public driving records. The Senate Transportation committee voted to move the bill to the Senate floor for debate.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Transport Committee approved a bill that prohibit the state to release personal information from the drivers license records. Missouri Press Assosiation was the only opposition to the bill during the hearing.
Newspaper Story - There's a new name for this year's partial birth abortion bill
Radio Story - At least one state lawmaker expressed disapproval of flying American flags at half-staff in honor of Jordan's late King Hussein.
Newspaper Story - While John and Joan can happily marry in Missouri, state lawmakers were urged Wednesday not to extend the same opportunities to the state's John and Johns -- or Joan and Joans.
Radio Story - Republican Senator David Klarich of St. Louis County presented legislation to the senate civil justice committee that would not recognize same sex marriages in Missouri. The bill would prevent gay couples from receiving the same benefits as heterosexual couples.
Newspaper Story - The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out Planned Parenthood's lawsuit to receive a portion of state family planning funds.
Newspaper Story - A bill tht would publish regestered sex offender information on the Internet has been sponsored in the Missouri House.
Radio Story - State Lawmakers consider a bill requiring convicted sex offender list be published on Internet.
Radio Story - Sen. Harry Wiggins presented his bill to the Senate today that woudl give Missouri drivers the option of having specialty license plates that say "Respect Life".
Radio Story - St. Louis representative proposes bill to legalize public breast feeding.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers are urged to legalize breast feeding in public.
Newspaper Story - A proposal for "Respect Life" speciality license plates has drawn fire abortion rights supporters
Radio Story - The circuit court has handed Missouri's Secretary of State power to write the ballot description for the concealed weapons proposal -- throwing out the leigslative description.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Right to Life offered a memorial for the unborns in the Capitol rotunda
Radio Story - Four bills banning partial birth abortions are awaiting committee assingment. The new make-up of the legislature appears to be favorable for abortion foes.
Newspaper Story - From contraception to tax cuts, there is a wide range of issues presented by women legislators at rally Thursday.
Newspaper Story - Partisan bickering over tax cuts dominating the opening day of Missouri's 1999 legislative session.
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