Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

Trump Special Interests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared “victory” for...


Satellites see big fishing's footprint on the high seas

Fishings Footprint

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists tag sharks to see where they roam in the high seas, but until now they couldn’t track the seas’ biggest eater: Humans. By using ships’ own emergency beacons, researchers got the first comprehensive snapshot of industrial fishing’s impacts around the globe. And it’s huge...


FBI says it's trying to rebuild trust after botched tip

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top FBI official is acknowledging the agency has lost public trust after it botched a potentially life-saving tip before the Florida school shooting. David Bowdich is the FBI’s acting deputy director. He says the bureau is “doing everything we can” to regain that trust. And he...


Following Indiana and Kentucky's lead, Missouri looks at Medicaid work requirements

Calling Medicaid “the most unrecognized policy crisis in the country,” Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, discussed in a committee hearing Wednesday a bill he introduced that would add work requirements to Medicaid eligibility. The bill requires “able-bodied” Medicaid recipients to work a minimum of 80...


Bill that would allow MU to charge higher tuition stalls in the Missouri Senate

A filibuster by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, would put on hold a bill that would allow MU and other universities to raise tuition past the rate of inflation. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, would do away with the current requirement that universities ask for...


EDITORIAL: Florida lawmakers school Marjory Stoneman Douglas students – what a mistake

That was swift. As swift as Nikolas Cruz was when he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It took Florida legislators little time to teach some activist students a lesson by refusing to consider a gun law on Tuesday, even as students from Stoneman Douglas sat in the audience....


'The Green Duck Lounge' aims to be more than a play

Playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson and director Claire Syler hope “The Green Duck Lounge,” an emotionally charged drama centered on civil rights activism through different decades, will spark an intense dialogue and a lasting conversation. Opening Wednesday night at the Rhynsburger Theatre for its...


The censor's paradox: Trying to suppress information often backfires

“Life is like a box of chocolates,” character Forrest Gump says in the movie bearing his name. “You never know what you’re gonna get.” Some folks might say elections are kind of like that, too. When President Trump blasted Michael Wolff, author of “Fire and Fury,” with a Twitter flurry and Trump’s...


Pharmacists' role in reducing opioid misuse highlighted at 'STLCOP Talks'

There’s no magic bullet to solve the opioid crisis, but there are steps pharmacists can take to address it, St. Louis College of Pharmacy professor Amy Tiemeier said Wednesday evening. Tiemeier was one of three St. Louis College of Pharmacy professors who presented their medication-related research...


Lawmakers discuss ban on tanning beds for minors

Missouri legislators listened to almost an hour of testimony in favor of a bill that would ban minors from using UV tanning beds, regardless of parental permission. House Bill 1260 would place Missouri in line with 16 other states that have similar bans for minors. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Nick...

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