14 things we know and don't know about you
A newspaper in New York state printed the addresses of gun permit owners. Could a newspaper do likewise in Missouri and Illinois? What can people find out about you through public records? Maybe more than you realize. Try taking this true-false test to find out just how much privacy you have -- or don't have.
Slay spends nearly $1 million in one week in bid to hold on to mayor's office
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has spent almost $1 million in one week as he prepares for the final six-week campaign blitz leading to the March 5 Democratic primary, and his quest for a fourth term.
Ladue faculty, administrators look to heal wounds
In recent years, the atmosphere between the teaching staff and administrators in the Ladue School District has turned more adversarial. Both sides are hoping a new superintendent – the fourth since 2000 – will address that issue and others.
Part 1: Ladue's search for a new superintendent is taking place in the wake of a series of incidents involving students and abrupt personnel moves that run counter to the long-term stability it enjoyed in the past.
Senate delays confirmation of Nixon appointee over $5.6 million plane
Gov. Jay Nixon’s choice to head his Office of Administration will have to wait. The Missouri Senate delayed confirmation after news broke that the State Highway Patrol spent $5.6 million on an airplane, which has been designated for use by the governor and other statewide officials.
Politically Speaking: A $5.6 million plane and plans for special elections
Jefferson City correspondent Marshall Griffin joins political reporters Jo Mannies and Chris McDaniel to discuss the week in politics. (Jason Rosenbaum is on assignment.) On this week's show, the trio discusses the special elections bill that's speeding through the statehouse, voter ID issues and the Highway Patrol's $5.6 million plane.
Torture, 'torment' and 'Zero Dark Thirty'
As the U.S. Senate considers a nominee for CIA director and its Intelligence Committee withholds a key report, the "enhanced interrogation" techniques depicted in the film "Zero Dark Thirty" have sparked a heated debate on Capitol Hill.
Ann Wagner's take: No budget, no pay for lawmakers
The freshman GOP congresswoman from St. Louis County says the Democratic-led Senate has exacerbated the debt crisis by not passing a budget in nearly four years. She backs a measure to force the House and Senate to each pass a budget or else members of Congress won’t get paid.
McCaskill nearing 2,500 tweets on matters large and small
In the four years since Sen. Claire McCaskill sent her first tweet at President Barack Obama's first inaugural to her tweets at the second inaugural -- once again, making fun of Justice Antonin Scalia's cap -- the use of Twitter has grown tremendously on Capitol Hill.
St. Louis Public Radio will air State of the State address
St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 KWMU will broadcast live coverage of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s State of the State address to members of the General Assembly on Monday, January 28, 2013. It will begin at 7 p.m. from the House chambers and will include the Republican response following the Governor’s speech. The special coverage is also being offered to other public radio stations in Missouri and Kansas, including KCUR/Kansas City, KSMU/Springfield, KBIA/Columbia, KRCU/Cape Girardeau and KRPS/Pittsburg, Kansas. (Coverage can also be heard and followed on www.stlpublicradio.org.)
Sales tax proposed for Missouri highway improvements
The head of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has unveiled a plan for funding the state’s aging highways and bridges.The centerpiece would be a new one-cent sales tax.
Bill would require parents to notify schools if they are gun owners
Legislation filed in the Missouri Senate would require parents to notify their kids’ schools if they are gun owners. The measure is sponsored by State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D, University City), who is at the podium in the picture at right. Read Marshall Griffin's report for St. Louis Public Radio.
Arch Tax faces smooth sailing in some places, rough seas in others
Legislative bodies in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County have had decidedly different reactions to the proposal for a a 3/16th of one cent local sales tax for the Gateway Arch. Read Jason Rosenbaum's report in the St. Louis Beacon. Also: Sales tax will determine shape of Arch grounds improvements. Read Jason Rosenbaum's report in the St. Louis Beacon.