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Amendment 3 on November ballot faces strong opposition

JEFFERSON CITY - Public school teachers would lose some of their job protection if the teacher tenure amendment passes in November.

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Missouri voters could allow criminal history to used as evidence in child sex crime trials

JEFFERSON CITY - A call from an abused child's mother is the story behind one of the issues on Missouri's November ballot.

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Senators call into question Missouri's Ebola preparedness

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's health department director came under fire for its lack of specific state policies dealing with Ebola during a public forum on Wednesday.

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Gov. Nixon to create commission to address issues raised by events in Ferguson   

• Independent commission will study and make specific recommendations for progress
ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he will create an independent commission to study and make specific recommendations for how to make progress on the issues raised by events in Ferguson.  The Governor said the effort must include a thorough and wide-ranging examination of the challenges that were exposed and exacerbated by the death of Michael Brown and its aftermath, and offer specific recommendations for overcoming them.

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General Assembly evaluates how to help sexually-abused children

JEFFERSON CITY - Anti-child abuse groups and attorneys told a special Missouri legislative joint-committee Thursday sexually abused children need better post-abuse care.

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