"Our shelters are full of pit bulls. Thirty to 50 percent of dogs in shelters are pit bulls," said one Missouri legislator. Is that correct?
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The Missouri Legislature is challenging new Sunshine Law stipulations under Clean Missouri. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Tony Messenger examined the current challenges in a Jan. 20 column that attracted the attention of state Rep. Rob Vescovo, R-Arnold.
Political commentators often point to the fall 2015 protests at MU as the beginning of a national trend of emboldened student activists making noise at institutions of higher education. In the case of writer David French and the National Review, MU is a cautionary tale about what happens when student activists are too loud — enrollment, finances and tradition suffer.
With the passage of Amendment 2, medical marijuana is on its way to Missouri. The state is the 33rd to legalize marijuana in some form, but there are still several questions regarding the practical implementation of the state constitutional amendment, especially where it runs up against federal law. A Nov. 12 tweet from the Missouri Libertarian Party raised the issue of legal gun purchasing for those who use medical marijuana.
Sen. Claire McCaskill doesn’t care for the president’s trade fight with China. She made that clear in her second debate against Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley on Oct. 18.
Sen. Claire McCaskill fended attacks on immigration and health care from her Republican challenger, Attorney General Josh Hawley, in the Senate debate Oct. 25, 2018.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and state Attorney General Josh Hawley debated Oct. 18, 2018, at the Nine Network’s studio in St. Louis. Our class of fact-checkers at the University of Missouri weighed their claims and attacks.
During the summer of 2017, the Missouri legislature passed a bill that changed the state’s abortion laws. Exactly what it means is still in dispute.
On Oct. 19, a group of residents from north St. Louis County met with the Environmental Protection Agency to discuss health concerns. The town of Bridgeton is also home to the West Lake Landfill, which has been getting a lot of attention from Missouri Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal.
Shortly after this month's deadly attacks in Paris, several articles from conservative blogs reported that protesters from the University of Missouri were angry that the terrorist attacks directed the national spotlight away from race relations and recent events at MU.
A website headlined a recent story, "Un-effing believable! Mizzou protesters are angry Paris terror attacks stole their media spotlight!!!" But is the account accurate? We took a closer look.
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