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Mo Capitol at night

The Missouri Senate has stripped an amendment from the gun control nullification bill that would have required a 72-hour reporting period for stolen firearms. Marshall Griffin reports.

Oklahoma Pharmacy

After a lawsuit filed by a death-row inmate, the Apothecary Shoppe in Oklahoma has agreed to not sell to Missouri for its upcoming execution. Chris McDaniel reports.


Around the turn of the 20th Century, the nickname Show-Me state was bestowed upon Missouri. And through the years, like so many other states, Missouri has compiled a rather interesting list of state designations. KSMU’s Scott Harvey tells us about the latest proposal that is turning heads.

Councilwoman Cindy Rushefsky

There has been some debate over the new panhandling bill passed by Springfield City Council on January 27th.  KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with two city officials to clarify the details.

Ozarks Scenic

A group of Republican politicians want to see Missouri's largest national park placed under state control. Veronique LaCapra reports.

Dr. Ruby Payne's visit to Springfield

During public remarks Wednesday, Dr. Ruby Payne told a packed Hammons Hall audience that the Springfield community can be a model for assisting the less fortunate and minimizing the poverty level.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann attended the session and has this report.


Will Krause

Debate has begun in the Missouri Senate on this year’s attempt to cut the state’s income tax rate. Marshall Griffin reports.

Bill Tracker website photo

A new link on the KSMU homepage called “Bill Tracker” hopes to easily inform Missouri citizens on the legislative session.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with its creators to find out more about this statewide resource.  

Salvation in the Snow

A round of snow has again blanketed parks of the Ozarks. And with colder temperatures to follow, KSMU’s Shane Franklin has the latest on how conditions are impacting the area’s most vulnerable citizens.