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2002 Liberities Stories
Newspaper Story - One of the least publicized issues on the November ballot hands Missouri voters the opportunity to start the process for redefining the very structure of Missouri government and the rights of its citizens. It is the question of whether Missouri should hold a constitutional convention -- a question some call "dangerous."
Radio Story - A new policy doesn't let inmates receive stamps from outside.
Radio Story - This week, the Missouri Capitol is exhibiting Falun Gong, an ancient Chinese form of meditation.
Radio Story - Legislature passed a bill today that requires ministers to report suspicion of child abuse.
Newspaper Story - Starting Aug. 28 Missouri's public schools will be required to provide students with at least one opportunity a week to recite the pledge of allegiance under a bill that cleared the Legislature on Wednesday and is now headed for the governor's desk.
Newspaper Story - The Senate removed the state's major population centers from a bill that would allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons.
Radio Story - With an amendment proposed by Senator Childers, St. Louis and Kansas City areas are not included in the Senate's Bill.
Newspaper Story - Dozens of people celebrated the National Day of Prayer in the Capitol
Newspaper Story - The budget, a concealed weapons bill and a two transportation plans move ahead. The stadium issue is put on hold until next week.
Radio Story - Members bypassed another vote by the people like Proposition B in 1999. Instead, this bill will only need the signature of the Governor but he promises to veto it.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House gives first round approval to allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons.
Radio Story - The House begins debate on the concealed weapons bill.
Newspaper Story - Members of the General Assembly say debate and votes on conceal and carry legislation could come as soon as next week; advocates of hte legislation were at the Capitol Wednesday
Newspaper Story - About 40 members of Missouri's growing Hispanic community responded Tuesday to a call from Gov. Holden to bring the state government closer to the Hispanic community in Missouri.
Radio Story - Henry Rizzo of Kansas City proposes that illegal immigrants receive drivers licenses without presenting a Social Secruity Number.
Newspaper Story - Anti-death penalty legislators try again for a moratorium.
Radio Story - Female legislators wore hats on the House floor to celebrate the end of tax season.
Radio Story - The Senate discussed a bill today that would allow adopted children age fifty and older access to their birth records.
Newspaper Story - The Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee voiced concerns over $500,000 cut to the University of Missouri's budget over a patriotic ribbon policy at KOMU-TV
Radio Story - Senator Loudon says parents should be able to sue someone who helps a minor get around Missouri's parental consent laws for an abortion.
Radio Story - Post-September 11 security checkpoints at Jefferson City's Truman building have led to approximately 18 drug and weapon possession arrests.
Newspaper Story - The Associated Press has filed requests under the Sunshine Law for "cookie files, cache files and history files" which indicate what Websites a computer's user has visited
Radio Story - The Associated Press has requested "cookie," "cache," and "history" files from Legislators' computers, citing the Missouri Sunshine Law.
Radio Story - Missouri Right to Life endorses a bill requiring doctors to counsel women before their abortions.
Newspaper Story - A Senate committee heard testimony today on a bill that would require a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions.
Radio Story - Many professionals sign contracts that contain a no-compete clause, which disallows them to work for a competitor after their contract expires.
Radio Story - A House committee heard a bill today that would prohibit discrimination against disabled people who need service animals.
Radio Story - Under legislation, Missouri business employers will have to pay equal pay for equal work to both genders.
Radio Story - Though voters approved betting on horse races in the 1980's, no tracks have come to the state. Some lawmakers are looking for ways to attract tracks to locate in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Public school children would have to observe a minute of silence in the state's public schools under a House bill.
Newspaper Story - Adoptees and birth parents testified before a House committee in favor of lowering restrictions for adoptees to get birth records.
Newspaper Story - A bill that would allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons is being pushed through the Legislature again.
Radio Story - High school journalists will have fewer restrictions regarding material in school newspapers.
Newspaper Story - All public school children would have to observe a minute of silence in the state's public schools under a House bill up for consideration in the Missouri General Assembly.
Radio Story - The bill would prevent lawsuits similar to the one St. Louis City filed in 1999.
Radio Story - A women's advocate says the plan would make divorce too difficult.
Newspaper Story - The House Republican Causus is proposing a bill that would require colleges and universities to track foreign students' enrollment status.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Supreme Court upheld the Missouri Department of Health's right to grant public funds to Planned Parenthood.
Radio Story - abortion-providing clinics can now receive state money again
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