'The Fields Are Washing Away:' Midwest Flooding Is Wreaking Havoc on Farmers
Historic flooding this year is setting back planting season. Climate change will force farmers to adjust to similarly brutal weather events in the future.
Missouri Could Become the First State in the Nation Without an Abortion Clinic
But it's far from the only state where a health department's efforts could effectively end abortion access.
Missouri Outlaws Rural Residents' Last Line of Protection Against CAFOs
Under the new law, local standards regulating industrial-scale livestock operations cannot be stricter than any of those set by the state.
The Weird History of Unorthodox Sentencing in the U.S.
A man convicted in an illegal, multi-year deer poaching scheme, was sentenced to watch Bambi once a month. While the punishment is certainly unique, the methodology isn't.
Missouri's Attorney General Launches an Investigation Into Facebook
Attorney General Josh Hawley is demanding answers about the social media company's data-sharing practices with campaigns.
Satanists Just Made It a Little Easier to Get an Abortion in Missouri
During oral arguments for a lawsuit between the Satanic Temple and Missouri over abortion restrictions, the state solicitor general debunked the notion that an ultrasound is legally required for any woman seeking an abortion. That in itself is a minor miracle.
The Troubling Practice of Turning Semi-Trailers Into Jails
Facing a shortage of space for inmates, Missouri's Greene County Jail opted to build an insta-prison in the parking lot. Is that OK?
Lawyers for Missouri Man Scheduled to Die Say DNA Evidence Proves His Innocence
Marcellus Williams maintains his innocence, and his supporters argue racial discrimination also played a role in his trial outcome.
Missouri Church Can Use Public Money for Playground Project, Supreme Court Says
Dissenting justices argued the ruling weakens the country's long-standing separation between church and state.
The Oath Keepers and American Vigilantism's Twisted Legacy
The mysterious "patriot" group returned to Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown's death.
Our Coverage of the Michael Brown Shooting and Ferguson, Missouri
The events of summer 2014 in a small town in Missouri are a culmination of decades of reports about race, policing, and class. We review Ferguson news in the larger research context.
Making Police Departments More Diverse Isn’t Enough
Local police departments should reflect the communities they serve, but fixing that alone won’t curb unnecessary violence.
Missouri Execution Could Kill Americans' Access to Key Anesthetic
Pharmaceutical companies in the European Union are blocking off-label drugs for executions.
Missouri Activists Protest Payday Loans; Lending Industry Fights Back
Last year, activists in Missouri tried to limit what high-cost lenders can charge. The ensuing fight exposed something that rarely comes into view so vividly: the high-cost lending industry’s ferocious efforts to stay legal and stay in business.