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US: Missouri (News/Activism)

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  • Family of driver upset after van falls into hole in road

    05/22/2017 11:26:04 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 10 replies
    FOX4KC.COM ^ | May 20, 2017 | FOX 4 Newsroom
    The family of the driver said he was shaken up, but okay. Betty Aguilar, the driver's cousin, told FOX 4 there were signs around, but they had been blown away. She said there was just some wood over the hole. There was just like a little wood, but that wasn't going to stop anything from going through there," Aguilar said. "But that's the city's fault; they should have put something more secure." The driver's family said they had to use a ladder to get him out of the hole, and said they were upset that not enough was done to...
  • Of Monuments and Mayors: The Confederate Memorial Controversy in St. Louis

    05/22/2017 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2017 | Brian Birdnow
    In the news last week, if we took a break from the daily Trump melodrama now playing in Washington, we noticed the reignition of an older, but still potent cultural firestorm, namely the push to remove Confederate-themed monuments from public properties. In New Orleans, last Wednesday, workers dismantled a monument to General P.G.T. Beauregard under cover of darkness, although supporters and opponents of the action came out to watch the spectacle anyway. The fault lines separating the opposing sides in these matters have been thoroughly explored and require no further explanation here. Suffice to say that this issue is heating...
  • Missouri is state #12 to adopt Convention of States!

    05/12/2017 4:00:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Published on May 12, 2017 On May 12, 2017, the Show Me State became the 12th to successfully adopt the Convention of States Article V application to impose fiscal restraints, term limits, and other limits on federal overreach. Thank you to the thousands of COS Missouri warriors! http://www.cosaction.com
  • Missouri Senate passes Real ID compliance measure

    05/10/2017 8:17:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 10, 2017 | AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri senators voted early Wednesday to give residents the option of whether to get a driver's license that complies with a federal identification requirement, which would allow people to board airplanes and enter military bases. Missouri is one of only five states that doesn't comply or have an extension to comply with a 2005 federal law that established tougher licensing requirements in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Lawmakers have pushed back on the stringent proof-of-identity requirements under the law, known as the Real ID Act, citing privacy issues. But after hours of debate...
  • Columnist who defended NRA quits after being suspended

    05/07/2017 5:44:40 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/6/17
    A conservative columnist who was suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after she defended the National Rifle Association from comparisons to ISIS fired back with her resignation and a series of targeted tweets. The newspaper on Friday suspended Stacy Washington after a column entitled “Guns and the Media” disputed an anti-NRA article that argued since more Americans die from guns than from ISIS, the Second Amendment advocacy group is the greater danger. “[W]hen has a member of the NRA ever decapitated, set on fire, tossed from a rooftop or otherwise terrorized another American? The linkage is not only rife with...
  • CNN still describing Michael Brown shooting as if ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ might be true

    05/05/2017 7:31:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/4/2017 | John Sexton
    CNN has an article up today titled “‘Black Lives Matter’ cases: When controversial killings lead to change” which looks at how individual shootings highlighted by BLM have resulted in some changes to the law. Let’s stipulate up front that there’s nothing wrong with the subject matter here. A roundup of legal changes that have resulted from these high profile cases seems worthwhile. What’s not worthwhile is the way CNN frames a couple of the best-known cases, even failing to note there is no evidence for the story behind “hands up, don’t shoot.” Here’s CNN’s description of the Michael Brown shooting:
  • Severe floods ravage Doniphan, Van Buren; river at Cape keeps rising

    05/04/2017 7:48:00 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 14 replies
    The Dunklin Democrat ^ | May 2, 2017 | Marybeth Niederkorn
    Flood damage is mounting to the south and west of the Cape Girardeau area, with many victims in the hardest-hit areas experiencing loss of phone service, including cellphones, and in some places electricity and tap water. While those areas are seeing raging floods recede, those along the Mississippi are waiting as the big river is expected to crest at stages rivaling some of the highest marks on record. But whether affected by small rivers to the south and west or to the Mississippi River near Cape Girardeau, Missouri flood victims are bracing for another serious rain event forecast in just...
  • Daily newspaper columnist who defended NRA quits after suspension

    05/04/2017 4:08:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    A conservative columnist who was suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after she defended the National Rifle Association from comparisons to ISIS fired back with her resignation and a series of targeted tweets. The newspaper on Friday suspended Stacy Washington after a column entitled "Guns and the Media" disputed an anti-NRA article that argued since more Americans die from guns than from ISIS, the Second Amendment advocacy group is the greater danger. “[W]hen has a member of the NRA ever decapitated, set on fire, tossed from a rooftop or otherwise terrorized another American? The linkage is not only rife with...
  • Students implore Catholic university to provide birth control, become more secular

    04/26/2017 1:09:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 26, 2017 | Staff
    Students at Saint Louis University are calling on the Catholic institution to become more secular and provide additional contraception, even though Catholic teaching denounces premarital sex.
  • MO School of Journalism Prof: NRA More Dangerous Than Islamic State

    04/21/2017 7:41:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Missouri School of Journalism professor emeritus George Kennedy suggests the National Rifle Association (NRA) is more dangerous than Islamic State. . . . Kennedy then claims the number of Americans killed by ISIS jihadists since 9/11 is nine. That is not a typo, he actually links to a Euronews source and claims only nine Americans have been killed by ISIS jihadists since the terror attacks on NYC in 2001.
  • Tempers flare at Supreme Court over religious liberty case

    04/20/2017 1:51:22 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/19/2017 | Ryan Lovelace
    Arguments in a high-profile religious liberty case caused tempers to flare on both sides of the Supreme Court's ideological divide Wednesday. The high court waited for several months to hear Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, and did so with a full nine-justice court bolstered by the addition of Justice Neil Gorsuch, who joined the court this month. At issue in Trinity Lutheran is whether Missouri violated the Constitution in its decision to bar a church-operated daycare and preschool from a state program that provides funding to nonprofits to resurface playgrounds. Missouri's Constitution includes a provision that prevents public...
  • Gunman 'randomly' opens fire on Laclede Gas workers in St. Louis

    04/20/2017 11:38:51 AM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 68 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | April 20, 2017 | Post-Dispatch Staff reporters
    A gunman "randomly" opened fire Thursday morning on Laclede Gas employees working in the city's Hamilton Heights neighborhood, killing two before shooting and killing himself, police and a witness said. The shooting was reported about 11:16 a.m. in the 5900 block of Minerva Avenue, on the western edge of the city. Police said two Laclede Gas workers, one in his 20s and the other in his 50s, were fatally injured when the gunman "randomly" fired at them, according to St. Louis Police Capt. Mary Warnecke. The gunman then killed himself, though that appears to have been at a different location.
  • With a little Grace, Javy gets his ring

    04/19/2017 10:44:45 AM PDT · by TBP · 2 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 13, 2017 | Bradford Doolittle
    Baez's emergence as one of baseball's most exciting players has been told of many times. Obviously, that part of the tale -- the one in which he helps the Cubs win their first title in 108 years -- was a pretty important prerequisite to Wednesday's festivities. So too was another story that has been well-covered: the loss of Baez's sister, Noely, to spina bifida in 2015 at the tragically young age of 21. It was that part of Baez's story that caught the attention of Grace Davis, a young Cubs fan in Jefferson City, Missouri. Grace is now 20 years...
  • Deceptive Big Labor Move To Repeal New Right To Work Statute Is Stopped

    04/19/2017 5:50:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 19, 2017 | George Leef
    Early this year, Missouri became the 28th state to enact a Right to Work statute, thereby preventing workers from being fired just because they won’t pay dues to the union that officially represents them. (It’s worth noting that very few of the workers who are in unions have ever had the opportunity to vote yes or no on union representation, a point Akash Chougule of Americans for Prosperity makes in his Wall Street Journal op-ed, “A Union Card Shouldn’t be an Heirloom.”) As has been the case in every instance when a state has adopted Right to Work in recent...
  • Ferguson: The Town That George Soros Couldn’t Shut Down

    04/08/2017 6:26:49 AM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 7, 2017 | Joseph P. Duggan
    In August 2014, billions of people suddenly came to know the name of this suburban town of 21,000 souls near the St. Louis international airport. The dominant media influenced much of the world to accept a description of Ferguson not as it really is, but instead as an ideological “narrative.” Ferguson became a synonym for alleged social evils in retrograde regions of an America that the ideologues believe cannot and should not be made great again. For a community of its size and condition, Ferguson surely is the world’s best known but least understood.
  • Neil Gorsuch Could Rule on These 3 Big Cases If He Joins Supreme Court Soon

    04/06/2017 12:43:33 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 2/1/2017 | Fred Lucas
    President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court could have a say in rulings on religious freedom, transgender bathrooms in schools, and private property rights, if he is confirmed before April 16. One is regarding whether a Christian school in Missouri is entitled to compete for the same state dollars as nonreligious schools. The outcome could affect so-called Blaine amendments in states across the country. The second case involves property rights in Wisconsin. The third is a transgender bathroom case out of a Virginia high school, and how broadly the federal government may interpret Title IX, a federal law that...
  • Mizzou enrollment plunge continues: Three more dorms shutting down next year

    04/05/2017 11:22:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 5, 2017 | Staff
    The public university that gave us Melissa “Muscle” Click – and announced open season on student journalists that try to cover social justice warriors – continues to suffer fallout from the November 2015 melee. The University of Missouri is shutting down three dorms next year because of low freshman enrollment. Technically they are being taken “offline” to see if enrollment bumps back up, and “most or all” staff will keep their jobs, Residential Life Director Frankie Minor said in an email. This is on top of four other dorms that were already scheduled to go “offline” because of plummeting enrollment....
  • Mizzou enrollment plunge continues: Three more dorms shutting down next year

    04/05/2017 8:32:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 5, 2017 | Staff
    The public university that gave us Melissa “Muscle” Click – and announced open season on student journalists that try to cover social justice warriors – continues to suffer fallout from the November 2015 melee. The University of Missouri is shutting down three dorms next year because of low freshman enrollment, The Maneater reports.
  • Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I, April 6, Kansas City

    04/05/2017 6:32:00 AM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    World War I Museum ^ | April 5 2017
    In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I April 6, 2017 Kansas City, MO The National World War I Museum and Memorial is honored to host America's national ceremony commemorating the centennial of the United States' entry into the Great War. Produced by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, the ceremony, In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I, will be held on April 6, 2017 at the Museum. The national commemorative ceremony will tell the compelling story of the U.S decision to...
  • Stephen Piscotty had the worst trip around the bases ever

    04/05/2017 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Enchante · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | April 4, 2017 | Bill Baer
    On Tuesday night against the Cubs, Piscotty endured the worst trip around the base paths probably ever. It started with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Piscotty was hit on the right elbow by a Jake Arrieta pitch.