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QUESTION OF THE DAY: Will border policy be the biggest issue in the 2024 presidential election?

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Both leading candidates for the 2024 presidential election — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump — made trips to the southern border this week. Discussions about migrants crossing the border has been a hot political issue within the past several weeks, with Gov. Mike Parson announcing he is sending more

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Sex ed classes in some states may soon watch a fetal development video from an anti-abortion group

By HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Baby Olivia isn’t a real baby. It’s an animated fetus that develops over the course of a three-minute video that has become a new front in state-level abortion politics. Bills in the Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and West Virginia legislatures would require public school students to

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Parson cites fentanyl concerns as Missouri plans to send 200 National Guard members to Texas border

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) Gov. Mike Parson announced his plans to send state resources to Texas to help secure the southern border during a Tuesday press conference.  Earlier this month, Parson traveled to the southern border with 13 other governors to show support for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s “Operation Lone Star.” Parson described the border

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Missouri House votes to ban celebratory gunfire days after Chiefs’ parade shooting

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led House has passed a ban on celebratory gunfire in cities less than a week after a deadly shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade. The bipartisan-supported bill passed Monday after a tearful and confrontational debate between Republicans and Democrats over the best

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House committee hears testimony on bill to ban corporations from claiming unborn babies as employees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) A Missouri lawmaker is pushing to ban corporations from claiming unborn babies as employees after the untimely death of a pregnant Missouri Department of Transportation employee. Kaitlyn Anderson was 25-years-old and six months pregnant with her son, Jaxx, when she died in 2021. A loophole in Missouri law led to Anderson’s

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