Ward Franz http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Mo. executes Martin Link, push to make Mo. a "right-to-work" state, Mo. lawmakers try again to restrict protests around funerals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-mo-executes-martin-link-push-make-mo-right-work-state-mo-lawmakers-try-again <ul><li>The state of Missouri has carried out its first execution in nearly two years. Early this morning, 47-year-old Martin Link was put to death for the 1991 kidnapping, rape and murder of 11-year-old Elissa Self-Braun. <a href="http://doc.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Corrections</a> spokesman Chris Cline says Link died by lethal injection shortly after midnight at the state prison in Bonne Terre. On Monday, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-denies-clemency-link-missouri-prepares-first-execution-2-years">Gov. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:13:38 +0000 Julie Bierach 492 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Mo. executes Martin Link, push to make Mo. a "right-to-work" state, Mo. lawmakers try again to restrict protests around funerals Mo. House OKs measure criticizing health care law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-oks-measure-criticizing-health-care-law <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has passed a resolution urging state officials to join a multistate lawsuit challenging the federal health care overhaul and calling on Congress to repeal the law.</p><p>The House approved the resolution Tuesday on a vote of 115-46.</p><p>The resolution also urges Missouri's attorney general to defend a voter-approved law that bars the government from requiring people to have health insurance or penalizing them for not having it. The federal law requires that most people have health insurance or face penalties starting in 2014.</p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 20:28:45 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 298 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House OKs measure criticizing health care law