A federal judge in Kansas City has blocked Missouri’s eight-week abortion ban from taking effect after midnight Tuesday.
Senior U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs issued a preliminary injunction blocking the law's gestational bans, while declining to block a "non-discrimination" section prohibiting abortions on the basis of race, sex or Down syndrome.
Although not a decision on the merits, the ruling is a major victory for the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis, the only remaining abortion provider in Missouri, and its medical director, Colleen McNicholas.
Southeast Missouri State University has announced a new scholarship in the Copper Dome Scholarship Program: the “Will To Do” award.
The need-based scholarship is intended to "fill in the gap," or cover the remainder of tuition costs and general fees for students that are not paid for federal, state, and institutional grants or scholarships.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Southeast student financial services director, Matthew Kearney said many of the award’s recipients will be the first in their family to go to college.
State Rep. Hannah Kelly is the latest guest on the Politically Speaking podcast. The Mountain Grove Republican talked to St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Julie O’Donoghue about some of the important issues for her rural Missouri district.
Kelly represents portions of Wright and Webster counties. She has served in the Missouri House since 2017.