missouri

Planned Parenthood is suing these 3 states for obstructing abortion access

“We are going to fight back state by state and law by law until every person has the right to pursue the life they want, including the right to decide…

Kylie Cheung | December 2, 2016 - 10:58 am

Missouri Republicans Eager To Enshrine Discrimination Against Gay People Into Law

The measure would prohibit the government from punishing businesses that refuse to sell goods or services to couples having same-sex weddings for “religious reasons.”

Robyn Pennacchia | March 9, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Black Missouri Football Players On Strike Until School President Resigns

More than 30 football players at the University of Missouri have made the decision to boycott team activities (ie. participating in any of their football games) in protest of the…

Katrin Higher | November 8, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Man Brings Boa Constrictor Into Restaurant, Claims It Is His ‘Service Animal’

Some diners freaked when a Missouri man walked into a restaurant with a boa constrictor snake around his neck.

Per the ADA, the only service animals allowed are…

Katrin Higher | August 16, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Missouri Women Will Need ‘Permission Slips’ From Fathers To Get Abortions, If This Law Passes

Watch out, Florida and Mississippi — Missouri is coming for you. Between this and Ferguson, the state may be a top contender for Absolute Worst State in the Country. Which…

Robyn Pennacchia | December 17, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Missouri Governor Vetoes 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortion

Democratic Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri vetoed legislation requiring a woman to wait 72 hours before terminating a pregnancy. Such bills are meant to curb access to abortion, because…

Jessica Wakeman | July 2, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Missouri Legislature Advances 3-Day Waiting Period For Abortion

A Missouri bill mandating a three-day waiting period for an abortion is now sitting on the governor’s desk. The state’s Republican-controlled legislature advanced the bill, which would require a…

Jessica Wakeman | May 15, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Up Top! Missouri Politician Introduces Bill To Make High-Five Official State Greeting

“The high-five is friendly, fun, and can lift spirits,” said Courtney Allen Curtis, a Missouri State Representative, and that’s why he has put forth a bill to make the high-five…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 1, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Why Didn’t Mizzou Report Sasha Menu Courey’s Sexual Assault?

When Sasha Menu Courey woke up one morning in February 2010, she had no idea that her life was about to change radically in a few short hours. Courey, a…

Claire Hannum | January 29, 2014 - 11:30 am

Daisy Coleman’s Accused Rapist Matthew Barnett Faces Child Endangerment Charge, No Sexual Assault Charge

UPDATE, 3:30: Matthew Barnett plead guilty to the child endangerment charge this afternoon as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to two years of probation and a four-month suspended…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Daisy Coleman, Maryville Rape Survivor, And Mother Melinda Coleman Speak To CNN

So much respect is going out right now from me to Daisy Coleman, the 14-year-old girl in Maryville, Missouri teen who has come forward about her mistreatment by the justice…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2013 - 1:15 pm

School Allegedly Suggested A Breast Reduction Would Stop 6th Grader’s Sexual Harassment

Middle school is rough on all of us. It’s especially rough when the administration at your middle school blames you for the sexual harassment you’re getting because of the size…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2013 - 12:20 pm
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