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Boone County Begins Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

Today, with the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the United States Supreme Court decided same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. This morning, the Boone County Recorder of Deeds Office began to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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What happens when human rights issue is also a political one? Should news organizations or individual journalists pick sides and state their allegiances? We’ll analyze how the national and local media covered this week’s landmark Supreme Court decisions on marriage equality, the death penalty, health care subsidies, and more.

Kristen Hare, Poynter: “Today’s same-sex marriage ruling in graphics, maps and a GIF

Tuesday would have been the last day of operation for 10 clinics in Texas that provide abortion services. But on Monday the U.S. Supreme Court, in one of its final actions of this session, said the clinics can remain open while clinic lawyers ask the court for a full review of a strict abortion law.

Two dozen states have passed regulations similar to the ones being fought over in Texas.

Today Paul Pepper visits with ASHLEY GUILLEMETTE, Director of MU Family Impact Center, about what's behind this brand new 'community outreach center' in Columbia. The list of services (including home education, behavioral health clinic, family building) goes on and on, and it's all FREE! Watch for details. June 30, 2015

Updated 9 a.m. Tuesday with news of Supreme Court's action - The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge by Missouri death row inmates to the state’s execution protocol.

The high court on Monday denied a request from the inmate's attorneys to consider the case. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that in order to win their claims that Missouri's lethal injection cocktail amounted to cruel and unusual punishment, inmates had to show that a viable alternative was available.

Updated 10 a.m. Tuesday with cost information from Ameren.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against the Obama administration, saying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should have considered costs to industry when it set limits on mercury and other emissions from power plants.

The court's 5-to-4 decision was a victory for industry groups and more than 20 states — including Missouri — that had sued the EPA over its 2011 Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.

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A new Missouri measure aims to help families financially support those with disabilities.

Columbia Horse Police
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The Columbia Police Department has disbanded its mounted and motorcycle units due to staff shortages. All but one motorcycle officer has been switched over to standard car patrol.

This post has been updated to reflect Christie officially getting in the race for president.

Updated at 11:54 a.m. ET

Greece is seeking a new bailout from the Eurozone, just hours before it is scheduled to default on an approximately $1.8 billion loan payment to the International Monetary Fund.

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