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On the Record: Messer answers questions raised about missing wife

On the Record: Messer answers questions raised about missing wife

FESTUS, Mo. – A source who had direct contact with Lynn Messer and remained close to the 22-month long investigation into the disappearance of the wife of decades-long conservative lobbyist Kerry Messer is raising questions about her disappearance. Since July 8, 2014, when Lynn disappeared, Messer has experienced dramatic weight loss and been confronted with countless rumors.

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Ed Martin tries to drag Roe into Eagle Forum mess

As the career of Missouri politico Jeff Roe is skyrocketing, Ed Martin is ensnared in another scandal. Now Martin is attempting to save himself by trying to drag Roe into the mess at Eagle Forum. ST. LOUIS – Eagle Forum, founded in 1972 by Phyllis Schlafly, has spiraled out of control since the hiring of Ed

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Zweifel welcomes leaders to poverty summit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Poverty Summit was held Wednesday at the Capitol Plaza, attracting statewide office holders, educators, and community leaders. The event strove to gather organizations and individuals to learn and address best practices and strategies to help alleviate poverty. State Treasurer Clint Zweifel welcomed the attendees, while USDA State Director of

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Video argument persists on both sides of the aisle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – During a press conference Monday, Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton, spoke on her bill moving into the Senate that will tighten abortion regulations in Missouri and forbid the donation of fetal remains in the state. Franklin authored this legislation after taking the lead on the chamber’s investigation of Planned Parenthood and its

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30 Under 30

No legislators, no journalists, the 2016 30 Under 30 is compiled of staff from firms, companies, offices and departments gaining experience to shape the next generation of politics. Anne Schweitzer Senior Associate with Public Eye STL @Schweitzer88 Schweitzer is one of the top political professionals in St. Louis who has also recently worked with Hillary

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TWMP: Planned Parenthood, SJR 39, and medical marijuana

On This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn welcomes Sen. Kurt Schaefer to discuss the latest developments in the Planned Parenthood subpoena and the state of that investigation. He also talks about the process behind the reproductive health group’s decision to hand over the documents the Senate had requested, his campaign for attorney general,

Mr. Smith Returns to St. Louis

First Mr. Smith wondered whether he could get to Washington. Then Mr. Smith went to prison. Now, he’s returning to St. Louis to help inmates transition successfully to life on the outside. Former state Sen. Jeff Smith, who spent time in federal prison for violating federal election laws during his 2004 campaign for Congress, announced

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Michael Sam and LGBT community lobby against SJR 39 on Equality Day

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —  LGBT activists and allies rallied in the capitol Wednesday morning for their annual Equality Day as a House committee is expected to move forward with SJR 39 Wednesday night. While in the past the lobby day has focused on any number of issues affecting the community, this year it focused exclusively

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