A report by the U.S. Department of Justice examines a chaotic and often uncoordinated response to the protests that erupted after the shooting death of Michael Brown in August 2014. The Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services on Wednesday released its after-action report on the police response to the 17 days between when Brown was shot and killed by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson and his funeral.
A fuel tax increase now has more support than a sales tax hike to help pay for Missouri’s roads and bridges. The Missouri Department of Transportation’s most recent survey finds 24 percent of Missourians favor raising taxes on fuel – an increase of 9 points since 2013. Meanwhile, hiking the sales tax has lost support, falling 4 points to 17 percent.