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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon contended today that the state Senate was jeopardizing the public’s safety by cutting out $21 million in federal homeland security grants distributed to hundreds of local law enforcement agencies.

But the Republican senator responsible for the cut later accused the governor, a Democrat, of engaging in “sequester-type drama’’ to avoid dealing with the legislative disputes that prompted the Senate action.

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A private school in the city of St. Louis is offering a full ride to the child of a police or firefighter in the city.

City Academy's director of development, Ginger Imster, says school officials decided to offer the one-year scholarship after listening to testimony at a special legislative hearing on education held at the North City school earlier this year.

Danger increases for first responders

Nov 7, 2008

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: November 7, 2008 - More black bunting draped over the entrance to a police station, a firehouse.

Another cop has been killed. A fireman slain.

The St. Louis metro area has been rocked by five slayings since February of so-called first responders" -- three police officers, two firemen.