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The GOP health plan would reportedly leave 22 million uninsured; part of the president’s travel ban unblocked; and the Feds agree to investigate ways to protect an endangered wild cat. Those stories and more coming up.

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Public News Service - MO: Civic Engagement

The State Capitol is home away from home for Missouri lawmakers this summer as they begin their second special session in as many months. (Wikipedia)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Special sessions of the Missouri Legislature are typically reserved for emergency budget matters, but that isn't the case this year. State lawmakers are back in session today to address abortion-related issues, including a St. Louis ordinance banning discrimination in housin

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and his Republican colleagues have political calculations to make in the wake of former FBI Director Jim Comey's testimony. (USDA/Flickr)

ST. LOUIS – Missouri, like the rest of the nation, is still digesting yesterday's congressional testimony of former FBI Director Jim Comey, who believes he was fired by President Donald Trump because of the Russia investigation. Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee the President mali

Conservationists are calling on Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to let his constituents know where he stands on President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency. (fema.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Ahead of a Senate confirmation vote this week, environmental groups in Missouri want U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to speak up about President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for the job, and t

Low-wage workers say Donald Trump's selection for U.S. Labor Secretary makes more in a day than they do all year. (standupkc.org)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Low-wage workers in Kansas City and across the country are staging protests in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump's selection of Andy Puzder for U.S. Secretary of Labor. The group Fight for $15 organized protests Thursday, saying the CEO of CKE Restaurant Holdings,

Today is the day to honor the nation's military members. (Mark Paul John)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri has 15,000 active-duty members of the military, and one of the largest advocacy groups for veterans said now that Donald Trump has been elected to lead this country he needs to fulfill his campaign promise to take care of those who serve. Joy Ilam, the legislative di

Missouri voters will decide the fate of Amendment 6 next week. Several groups have come out saying it threatens voting rights. (mo.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With just a week before the election, Missouri's largest grassroots environmental group is mobilizing against Constitutional Amendment 6, otherwise known as the Voter ID law. If approved, it would amend the state constitution to require voters to prove their citizenship

The movement to get a $15 hourly minimum wage is focusing on the swing states ahead of the election. (Fight for 15)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There's a push in the last couple of weeks before the election to get the 64 million Americans who make less than $15 an hour to get out and vote. This week, Fight for 15 Kansas City hosted a Facebook Live Town Hall event, featuring first-time voters from swing states expla

Missouri voters will decide the fate of Amendment 6 next month. (mo.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On next month’s ballot in Missouri there is a new voter ID law that opponents say could take away the rights of thousands of state residents. Constitutional Amendment 6 would require anyone wishing to vote to verify their identity, citizenship and residence, potentiall

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