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Planned Parenthood Fairview Heights
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Digital Content Producer
October 18, 2019 - 1:31 pm
The location is about 30 minutes from Missouri's last standing abortion clinic in St. Louis.
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Associated Press
October 18, 2019 - 11:57 am
The city’s child homicide rate is far greater than that of other cities of a similar size.
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gun-free zone
Digital Content Producer
October 17, 2019 - 4:39 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — You could be fined $100 for having a gun in St. Louis city parks under a bill just introduced by Alderwoman Cara Spencer, according to Kevin Killeen from our partner station KMOX . "We've seen unprecedented levels of violence here in our city as of recently, and not only violence...
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GM strike
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Associated Press
October 17, 2019 - 12:35 pm
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — A tentative four-year contract with striking General Motors gives workers a mix of pay raises, lump-sum payments and an $11,000 signing bonus. In return, the contract allows GM to proceed with factory closures in Lordstown, Ohio, Warren, Michigan, and...
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The Annie Frey Show
October 16, 2019 - 4:07 pm
Budget director at Illinois Policy Adam Schuster discussed Pritzker's proposal to consolidate over 640 southern Illinois fire and law enforcement pensions. One of the first plans the governor has proposed that actually has an upside. What to know from Illinois Policy: Consolidation of pension funds...
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October 16, 2019 - 12:35 pm
(KFTK) — Missouri has the nation's third-highest murder rate, according to a recent report from SafeWise . From 2013 through 2017, murder rates in the state have risen 61%, the State of Safety report mentioned. Missouri averages 7.9 murders for every 100,000 people. However, during this time span,...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
October 16, 2019 - 8:52 am
Lee Ann Pitman is running for state representative for Missouri House District 99. Lifelong resident of Missouri, Pitman believes she has the plan to prioritize small business and jobs to help stimulate the local economy. There will be a special election on Tuesday, November 5th. The seat was...
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The Annie Frey Show
October 15, 2019 - 5:20 pm
You may know him as "Young Pageviews" or the guy at the Blues games with a Chinchilla. Ben Friedman is the host of Barstool Outdoors and a part of the Portnoy Barstool enterprise. Friedman is from St. Louis and has a great passion for the Cardinals and the Blues. CARDINALS WIN 13-1!!! WE’RE GOING...
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Gun manufacturer and dealer in Illinois
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October 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Gun dealers would have to tell St. Louis police whenever somebody trying to buy a gun in the city fails the background check, under a bill passed unanimously out of a committee in the Board of Aldermen, according to our partner station KMOX . If passed into law, the bill is...
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The Annie Frey Show
October 15, 2019 - 4:36 pm
Amy Elik is running in the Illinois House of Representatives 111th District seat currently held by state Rep. Monica Bristow. From her official Facebook Page: "As a CPA and auditor with over two decades of experience, I served as a trusted financial advisor on behalf of my clients. Given Illinois’...
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