Monthly Archive: August 2015

Aug 30

Gay Rights vs Religious Freedom: A Conflict of Rights in Missouri?

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by Mike Ferguson (Springfield, MO) – This year’s US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage did not “settle the issue” completely. In many ways, there are more questions than answers and more conflicts to navigate now than there were before. While the direction set by the Court is mostly clear for government, how the ruling …

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Aug 16

Veto Session Preview

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Joseph, MO) – We’re about a month away from the annual Legislative Veto Session and what happens there will likely impact the 2016 elections in addition to our state’s laws and economy now. This week, Democratic State Representative Pat Conway and Republican State Representative Delus Johnson give us two perspectives on the …

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Aug 09

Distracted Driving, Speed Traps and Court Reforms in Missouri

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – No one likes getting a ticket but simple traffic fines became part of a national debate on government and race over the past year. State Sen. Eric Schmitt (R) explains why he supported an effort to set new rules on local governments’ use of law enforcement. The law …

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Aug 02

Heroin’s Deadly Comeback & Drug Policy Reform in Missouri

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – Heroin is making a deadly comeback across the nation and particularly in Missouri. This week, Pete Stenger explains the impact of the drug on his family. His son, Mitch, recently died of a heroin overdose. Stenger has advice on how to spot a potential addiction situation and what …

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