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Courageous women paved the way for the #MeToo movement

Courageous women paved the way for the #MeToo movement

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February 15, 2018 at 8:17 am

In the days of #MeToo, the Time’s Up movement and women’s protest marches, women continue to demand an end to sexual exploitation in the workplace. Women so often have been backed in a corner, so...

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Total ban on texting and driving heard by Senate committee

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February 15, 2018 at 3:45 pm | JEFFERSON CITY — Under current Missouri law, only drivers under 21 are explicitly prohibited from texting while driving. Everyone else just needs to follow the state's broad distracted driving law by...

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Idaho House gives OK to minimum wage exemption

February 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee The Idaho House passed a bill to exempt minors working for immediate family members from minimum wage laws in a 60-9 vote Tuesday. Current state law offers minimum wage exemptions for minors worki...

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‘Liberty legislators’ unveil alternate tax cut, health bills

February 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee BOISE — A group of Idaho House legislators, the “liberty legislators,” held a press conference Friday announcing counter-legislation to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s $200 million tax cut and the Idaho He...

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EDITORIAL: Lawmakers make it easier for monopolies to raise electricity and gas rates

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February 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | Warner L. Baxter had barely taken his seat in the CEO’s chair at Ameren Corp. in 2014 before he promised to be “relentless” in pursuing regulatory relief in Missouri. It took him four years, capped b...

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West-central Columbians unite to protect their neighborhood

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February 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | One of the first things drivers might see when they turn onto Anderson Avenue from Broadway is a 25 mph speed limit sign with a bright yellow border. There’s a warning for drivers in all caps: “kid f...

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MU medical program, other higher ed initiatives could lose all state funding

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February 12, 2018 at 5:45 pm | JEFFERSON CITY— Several higher education initiative programs in Missouri could lose all state funding after a recommendation made by the Department of Higher Education on Monday. One program that...

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Involuntary manslaughter charge proposed as penalty for inciting suicide

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February 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm | In Missouri, the punishment for inciting suicide is unclear. April Wilson has seen the limits of the current law firsthand, as the special prosecutor in the case of 17-year-old Kenneth Suttner, w...

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Tracking system would improve sexual assault evidence kit monitoring

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February 12, 2018 at 6:45 pm | JEFFERSON CITY — A statewide tracking system would change how sexual assault evidence kits are monitored in Missouri. “Survivors of sexual assault crimes do not always have the ability to quickly...

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