A quick collection of statewide news that has garnered our interest over the recent news cycle . . .
Party time . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Missouri coalition has filed a petition that would legalize marijuana in the state for adults and create an "open market," arguing that doing so would create jobs and boost the economy.
NextGen Justice . . .
JOPLIN, MO - There's a change in Missouri involving juveniles. Specifically, the age at which some are considered juveniles. The way a 17-year-old gets processed through the Missouri Court System changed just recently. "So depending upon what the offense was, if they committed a felony, for example, would have been processed through the the county jail.
Right to life . . .
Both sides of a legal battle over voter-approved Medicaid expansion made their cases in front of the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday. At stake is whether roughly 275,000 people gain access to the health care program - or expansion remains out of reach in Missouri for the foreseeable future.
Developing . . .