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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

State News

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Reformers target traffic courts after Ferguson (12/19/14)
ST. LOUIS -- In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an unlikely place -- traffic court. It was there, they said, low-income drivers sometimes saw their lives upended by minor infractions that led to larger problems...
Missouri home care workers ask for higher pay (12/19/14)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is throwing his support behind home-care workers, of which a handful caroled outside his mansion Thursday and called on him to ensure they receive a pay increase. But a union official cautioned the state's proposed action could hurt the cause...
Father's OK needed for abortions in Missouri bill (12/18/14)
The state lawmaker sponsoring the bill says permission won't be needed in cases of incest and what he called "legitimate rape."
Gov. Nixon ends state of emergency for Ferguson (12/18/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday ended the state of emergency that he declared for the St. Louis area ahead of unrest over the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision, praising the work of police and the National Guard in preventing any protest-related deaths...