Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri House has voted for the second time to ban protests at funerals. It's designed as a backup measure just in case an earlier funeral protest ban is thrown out by the courts.
The earlier ban recently was signed into law. It bans protests near a funeral ceremony an hour before or after the service, but doesn't designate a distance at which protestors could stand.
St. Louis, MO – The ballots are now mostly set for the August primary in Missouri. One exception is in the race for state Auditor, where candidates can still file until the end of business on Friday. That's because the deadline for filing in that race was extended Tuesday after some last-minute political jockeying.