Tag: Missouri

State Capitals ‘on High Alert,’ Fearing More Violence

It was opening day of the 2021 legislative session, and the perimeter of the Georgia State Capitol on Monday was bristling with state police officers in full camouflage gear, most of them carrying tactical rifles. On the other side of the country, in Olympia, Wash., dozens of National Guard troops in riot gear and shields […]

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Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley Wants Desperately to Be Important

Photo: Greg Nash (Getty Images) Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley is doing what the kids call clout chasing. For months now, he’s been trying to earn the president’s approval in the hopes of possibly someday, if the winds and Satan allow, upending South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham as Trump’s personal bedwarmer running for president. So for some […]

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Cori Bush To Rely On Her Powerful ‘Lived Experiences’ After Being Nominated To House Judiciary Committee

NewsOne Featured Video Newly elected congresswoman Cori Bush was nominated to the House Judiciary Committee on Friday. Nominees were announced by the House Democratic Steering Committee and confirmed by Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York. “Congresswoman Bush, a civil rights activist and community organizer who has fought for justice on the streets of […]

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Black Firefighters Say Lack of Promotions and Rampant Use of Racial Slurs Embody Culture of Kansas City Fire Department

Photo: Firefighter Montreal (Shutterstock) One of the positives, for lack of a better word, of the renewed focus on systemic racism in America is seeing Black people across the country speaking out about the years of racist treatment they’ve tolerated in their respective fields. A group of Black firefighters in Kansas City, Mo., have spoken […]

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From One 1st to Another: U.S. Representative-Elect Cori Bush Paid Tribute to Shirley Chisholm Following Her Historic Win in Missouri

Cori Bush poses at the premiere of Knock Down the House during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Park City, Utah.; a portrait of former Rep. Shirley Chisholm painted by Kadir Nelson.Photo: Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images We may not know yet whether Kamala Harris will become the first […]

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White Man in Missouri Caught on Video Tearing Down Black Lives Matter Flag From Someone Else’s Home

Screenshot: KCTV-5 A video of a white man having a bitch fit and ripping a Black Lives Matter flag off a pole of someone else’s house went viral over the weekend. Advertisement According to KCTV, the flag was located outside of the home of a family in Parkville, Mo. The man went up to the […]

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Coronavirus Schools Briefing: Lunch Along With Learning

ImageCafeteria worker preps lunches at Sinclair Lane Elementary School to feed students and the local community in Baltimore, in April.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times Students rely on their schools for a lot more than math class and social studies. Nurses offer health care. Teachers can flag social services agencies if they think a child has […]

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White Man in Missouri Wanted After Calling Black Woman the N-Word and Shooting Her

Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff Office In Missouri, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man who called a Black woman the n-word multiple times before pistol-whipping and shooting her. Advertisement April Brown, the victim, was visiting a friend in Arnold, Mo., on Aug. 6 when the incident occurred, according to KSDK. After getting into […]

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How Progressives Flipped the Script on Medicaid Expansion

ImageDelivering boxes of ballot initiative petitions to the Missouri secretary of state’s office in Jefferson City in May. On Tuesday, Missouri voters decided to expand Medicaid. Credit…David A. Lieb/Associated Press It was the middle of 2016, and Obamacare supporters were stuck. Nineteen states were refusing to participate in the health law’s Medicaid expansion, which provides health […]

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Red States Keep Voting to Give Government Health Care to Poor People

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Missouri just became the sixth red state where voters decided to provide greater health care coverage to the poor by expanding Medicaid, despite Republicans’ resistance to the Obamacare program. On Tuesday, voters in the Republican-controlled state approved a ballot initiative by 53% […]

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Progressive Cori Bush Just Pulled Off the Upset for the Ages and Is Poised to Become the 1st Black Woman to Represent Missouri in Congress

Missouri Democratic congressional candidate Cori Bush celebrates with friends and family at her campaign office on August 4, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri.Photo: Michael B. Thomas (Getty Images) Sometimes a stone, a sling and immaculate aim is enough. On Tuesday, in what can only be considered a victory for the ages, Black Lives Matter organizer […]

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Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate Primary, Easing Republican Worries

Kansas Republicans on Tuesday soundly rejected the Senate bid of Kris W. Kobach, a polarizing figure in state politics and a staunch ally of President Trump’s, choosing instead to nominate a conservative congressman from rural Kansas who was the preferred choice of party leaders in Kansas and Washington. Mr. Kobach was defeated in the primary […]

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Primary Election Voters Start a Virus-Era Wait for Results

As the coronavirus continues to ravage large areas of the country, disrupting the nation’s political process, voters in several states including Michigan, Missouri and Kansas were rendering verdicts on fierce advocates for both parties’ bases on Tuesday, in some of the last remaining primaries before November’s general election. It was another test of the mail-in […]

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Today’s Primary Elections: What to Watch For

WASHINGTON — Five states hold primary elections Tuesday, with voters in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington State choosing nominees for Congress and local offices. The day’s most significant contest is the Republican Senate primary race in Kansas, where Kris Kobach, a firebrand supporter of President Trump who lost the 2018 governor’s race in the […]

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St. Louis County Prosecutor, Who Campaigned on Criminal Justice Reform, Will Not Charge Darren Wilson in Mike Brown’s Death

Photo: David Goldman, File (AP) Wesley Bell, St. Louis County’s top prosecutor, announced Thursday that his office would not bring charges against Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Mike Brown in 2014. Advertisement “Although this case represents one of the most significant moments in St. Louis’s history, the […]

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Felony Charges Filed Against St. Louis Couple Who Pointed Guns at Protesters

Felony charges have been filed against a St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters marching past their home last month in an episode that was captured on video and drew the attention of a divided nation, including President Trump. The couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, were charged on Monday by the Circuit Attorney’s Office […]

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Automakers Are Making Cars, but Virus Surge Puts That at Risk

Automakers are back to building cars and trucks at full speed — at least for now. But as coronavirus cases rise across much of the country, it may become difficult for the companies to keep at it. This week, General Motors will lay off a third shift of workers — about 1,250 people — at […]

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Black Behind the Wheel

Driving across Woodward Avenue in Detroit a few weeks ago amid a spirited George Floyd demonstration — this one a 30-mile motorcade into the suburbs, billed as the “I Have a Dream Protest Cruise” — my mind drifted strangely to an empty two-lane highway in Arkansas near the Texas border. The memory was jarring, sweeping […]

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