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Even as they offered condolences to the family of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Missouri and Kansas Republicans vowed over the weekend to push forward on filling the high court vacancy.

Just a day after her death, President Trump on Saturday urged Senate Republicans to move “without delay” to replace Ginsberg and it appeared that he could nominate a successor as early as next week.

In a surprising move, the Missouri House abruptly ended the special legislative session on violent crime, failing to consider several proposals from Gov. Mike Parson after passing two others.

“I am as shocked as you all are, probably, about what just happened regarding this special session,” said Minority Leader Crystal Quade in a press conference right after lawmakers gaveled out Wednesday.

Quade, D-Springfield, said it’s shocking that, despite Republican supermajorities in both chambers, Parson got “very little” completed in the special session.

SEMO Votes Helps Students Navigate Voter Registration On Campus

Sep 8, 2020
Photo by Madison Stuerman, Southeast Arrow





With the November elections right around the corner, many may have questions about how to register or how to vote. 


Southeast Professor of Digital Art, Emily Denlinger, is the founder of SEMO Votes--a bipartisan non-profit dedicated to helping students register. 


Denlinger says she started the organization to help students better understand the voting process.  

RNC Live Coverage: Thursday, Aug. 27

Aug 27, 2020

Follow live updates and analysis of Day 4 of the Republican National Convention. President Trump caps off the week with his address.

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Updated Sept. 1 with bills moving to a Senate vote

A Missouri Senate committee has advanced the tough-on-crime legislation lawmakers have been working on throughout the special legislative session.

The measures were sent over from the House last week and moved through the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Those measures include the creation of a witness protection fund and the elimination of residency requirements for St. Louis police.