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Missouri A.G. Seeks Diocese Records In Abuse Investigation

    The Missouri Attorney General’s Office is seeking court orders for Catholic dioceses to provide records as part of an investigation into potential clergy abuse.  All four Missouri Roman Catholic dioceses have agreed to open their records.       Attorney General spokeswoman Mary Compton in a Tuesday statement said the office wants personnel records, records relating to allegations of abuse and other documents from Missouri Catholic organizations. …

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Lawsuit Prompts Change In Missouri Execution Media Policy

    News organizations will now choose which reporters witness executions in Missouri  The new state police is part of a settlement that led to the dismissal of a journalist’s lawsuit Tuesday.       Previously, the Missouri Department of Corrections director picked which reporters were denied or granted access. But BuzzFeed News reporter Chris McDaniel sued in 2016 after he was not allowed access.       The American Civil Libertie…

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Audit Will Examine Use Of Missouri Taxpayer Money

     Concerns about the use of taxpayer money have prompted an audit of the Missouri Public Safety Director’s Office.       Both Governor Mike Parson and new Department of Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten requested the audit.       Karsten had asked for an internal review after Parson appointed her at the end of August. Karsten says the internal review raised concerns that merit a more in-depth investigation of past administra…