This Session of the Supreme Court Could Determine Abortion Access for Generations

Amy Hagstrom Miller is used to fielding frantic phone calls. She’s been working in abortion care since 1989; in 2003 she founded Whole Woman’s Health, a group of clinics in five states that provide gynecological care and abortions. In Texas, Whole Woman’s hotline is getting one particular call in particular, over and… »11/11/15 4:20pm11/11/15 4:20pm

Missouri's House Speaker Would Really Like Congressmen to Stop Sexually Harassing Interns 

On Friday, Missouri’s House Speaker Todd Richardson (R) recommended that members and staff of the chamber have mandatory sexual harassment training. Though a surprisingly progressive action, Richardson’s decision was in response to two sexual harassment scandals in the chamber this year, both involving interns. “While… »10/24/15 12:15pm10/24/15 12:15pm

After a predictably huge amount of public outrage, the Missouri House is dropping the idea of propos

After a predictably huge amount of public outrage, the Missouri House is dropping the idea of proposing a dress code for interns to cut down on all the sexual harassment by lawmakers. St. Louis Public Radio reports that House Speaker Todd Richardson nixed the idea, saying that although several Republican lawmakers… »8/19/15 1:40pm8/19/15 1:40pm

Missouri Lawmakers Wonder if Dress Code Would Keep Them From Sexually Harassing Interns 

In the embarrassing wake of two scandals involving two different Missouri lawmakers who have both been forced to quit after accusations that they sexually harassed their interns, the Missouri House is discussing instituting a new dress code. For the interns. That’s it. That’ll do it. »8/18/15 4:55pm8/18/15 4:55pm

Man Remains in Critical Condition After Being Shot by Ferguson Police 

An 18-year-old man, tentatively identified as Tyrone Harris Jr., remains in “critical, unstable” condition after being shot by police during a demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri last night. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Harris wasn’t a demonstrator but a “criminal” who fired on officers first. Harris… »8/10/15 9:25am8/10/15 9:25am

Father One Step Closer to Denying His Daughters Birth Control

We’ve all forgotten Missouri State Rep. Paul Wieland, the Catholic patriarch so terrified of his own impotence that he and his wife Teresa sued the federal government to ensure that his wife and daughters would not have access to birth control covered by insurance. The inclusion, the Wielands argued, infringed on… »7/22/15 7:10pm7/22/15 7:10pm

The Riverfront Times has a devastating story today about how the Jefferson City, Missouri police dep

The Riverfront Times has a devastating story today about how the Jefferson City, Missouri police department botched a young woman’s rape case. The woman, Brittany Burke, was written about in the St. Louis Post Dispatch because she previously had a relationship with Missouri House Speaker John Diehl. The Dispatch story… »7/08/15 4:00pm7/08/15 4:00pm

Satanic Temple Will File Federal Lawsuit Against Missouri Abortion Laws

The Satanic Temple, God bless and keep them, is filing a federal lawsuit today against Missouri’s abortion restrictions, where one of their members, known as “Mary Doe,” recently terminated a pregnancy. The Satanic Temple is arguing that Missouri’s abortion laws, specifically its 72-hour waiting period and an… »6/23/15 10:10am6/23/15 10:10am

Woman Murdered After Escaping Captor Who Kept Her In a Box For Months

Earlier this month, Sandra Kay Sutton escaped the Sedalia, Missouri, home of ex-boyfriend James B. Horn after being held captive in a wooden box for four months. Though Horn was quickly charged with “kidnapping, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon,” he went missing soon after. Today KMBC is reporting… »5/21/15 5:40pm5/21/15 5:40pm

Read the Gross as Hell Sexts the Missouri House Speaker Sent Intern

Last month, Missouri Southern State University abruptly shut down its internship program at the Missouri State Capitol. The reason behind that move became clear yesterday, when the Kansas City Star revealed that (Republican, married, anti-gay) House Speaker John Diehl was sexting a college freshman intern. A story as… »5/14/15 10:10am5/14/15 10:10am

The Satanic Temple Is Suing Missouri Over Anti-Abortion Legislation

The Satanic Temple has filed suit against Missouri, alleging that the state’s anti-abortion restrictions interfere with the Satanists’ religious liberty. One of TST’s Missouri members, known as “Mary Doe” in court filings, is seeking an abortion, and argued that the 72-hour waiting period required by Missouri law was… »5/11/15 12:00pm5/11/15 12:00pm

Missouri Man On the Run After Keeping Woman In a Box for Four Months

A Missouri man named James B. Horn is on the run after keeping his “girlfriend” in a wooden box for four months. ABC 17 reports that 47-year-old registered sex offender Horn has been charged with “kidnapping, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon” for making her “stay in the box when he was not at home,… »5/05/15 1:40pm5/05/15 1:40pm

Black Women In Missouri 'Wonder' If Their Babies Were Stolen 

In April a viral video showed 50-year-old Melanie Gilmore reunited with her birth mother, 76-year-old Zella Jackson Price. The video, featured by nearly every news organization, showed an emotional reunion between Gilmore, who is deaf, and Price who believed her child had died immediately after birth. But now it looks… »5/02/15 1:00pm5/02/15 1:00pm

Satanic Temple: 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period is Against Our Religion

Continuing their streak of being the best, smartest, and most compassionate trolls in America, the Satanic Temple is arguing that a Missouri law requiring a 72-hour waiting period before a woman can have an abortion violates their religious faith. They’re callling on Missouri to waive the waiting period for one of… »5/01/15 3:00pm5/01/15 3:00pm

Townspeople Irritated Teen Girls Weren't Punished for Nude Photo Leak

Eight high school boys in Liberty, Missouri have been suspended for sharing nude photos of their female classmates on Instagram, Twitter, and in text messages. The 16 girls pictured in the photos weren’t suspended, just “verbally reprimanded,” according to Liberty Public Schools. This is becoming a huge controversy on… »4/27/15 5:10pm4/27/15 5:10pm