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Helping Others
7:37 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Missouri Shelters Balance Funding Between Protection, Advocacy

Harmony House, the only domestic violence shelter in Greene County, has 100 beds for residents staying there; it is almost always operating at full capacity.
Credit Harmony House facebook page

Missouri’s domestic violence shelters are almost all operating at full capacity:  they had to reject women and children seeking shelter more than 21,000 times last year.  In today’s part of our series, “Turned Away,” KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson looks at the funding for Missouri’s shelters, and how that money is being spent.

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Missouri Legislature
5:48 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Missouri And Prescription Drug Databases: Considerations For The Curious

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 4:11 pm

Drugs, privacy, prison. Those three things are linked to the debate over prescription drug databases -- and Missouri is the only state in the U.S. without one.

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Primary Election 2014
9:42 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Missouri Voters To Decide On Privacy Protection, Veterans' Lottery Ticket

If Missouri voters pass Constitutional Amendment No. 9, electronic communications would be protected.

Originally published on Sun July 20, 2014 9:31 pm

Of the five proposed constitutional amendments Missourians will get to vote on in August, two of them have generated little attention and virtually no controversy.  One would expand the right against unreasonable search and seizures to include electronic communications and data, while the other would create a new Missouri lottery ticket to fund the needs of veterans.

Electronic data and communications

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Missouri Legislature
9:38 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Legislators May Have Numbers To Counter Nixon's Vetoes

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a record number of bills this session. But some of those objections could be overridden by the GOP-controlled Missouri General Assembly.

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 1:09 pm

(Updated at 1 p.m. Monday with additional comments from House Speaker Tim Jones.)

Gov. Jay Nixon proved that he can outdo himself, at least when it comes to vetoing legislation. 

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