missouri attorney general http://kbia.org en Koster Reaches Accord With Walgreens Over Mismarked Prices http://kbia.org/post/koster-reaches-accord-walgreens-over-mismarked-prices Attorney General Chris Koster reached an agreement with Walgreens regarding overcharging consumers.&#160;<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Attorney General Chris Koster says the state&#039;s agreement with Walgreens will make sure the company stops overcharging consumers." data-attribution="Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:08:23 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 54079 at http://kbia.org Koster Reaches Accord With Walgreens Over Mismarked Prices Missouri Settles Lawsuits With 3 Companies For 'Cramming' Phone Customers http://kbia.org/post/cramming-three-missouri-companies-refunding-phone-customers Lawsuits filed by the Missouri Attorney General's office against three&#160;companies that provide phone services&#160;have been settled, and their customers in Missouri will receive nearly $300,000 in refunds.<p>The companies were accused of&#160;engaging in a practice called "cramming."&#160; Joe Bindbeutel, chief of the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division, says cramming occurs when a phone company levies unauthorized charges onto its customers' monthly bills.<p>"Those statements are often not very well described on the bill," Bindbeutel said.&#160; "Consumers that don't go over Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:07:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36004 at http://kbia.org Missouri Settles Lawsuits With 3 Companies For 'Cramming' Phone Customers Missouri's racial disparities in traffic stops mirror national trends http://kbia.org/post/missouris-racial-disparities-traffic-stops-mirror-national-trends <p>A new report showing that African-American drivers are more likely to be stopped by police in Missouri is consistent with finding across the United States, according to a researcher that worked on the state report released by Attorney General Chris Koster.&nbsp; The report measures the racial disparity index, &nbsp;a system to measure and compare the frequency that drivers of various ethnicities are stopped and the racial proportion of the population.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:49:08 +0000 Joyu Wang 34970 at http://kbia.org Missouri's racial disparities in traffic stops mirror national trends There's a burning problem at the Bridgeton Landfill - it stinks, but is it unsafe? http://kbia.org/post/theres-burning-problem-bridgeton-landfill-it-stinks-it-unsafe Things have been heating up at the Bridgeton Landfill, a few miles west of the St. Louis airport.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whether you call it an underground fire, a smoldering event, or just a chemical reaction, it’s causing temperatures inside the landfill to reach well over 200 degrees.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And as St. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:48:33 +0000 editor 31200 at http://kbia.org There's a burning problem at the Bridgeton Landfill - it stinks, but is it unsafe? Attorney general candidate Ed Martin lays out his to-do list [video] http://kbia.org/post/attorney-general-candidate-ed-martin-lays-out-his-do-list-video <p>Missouri attorney general candidate Ed Martin recently joined us in studio for a conversation with KBIA’s Janet Saidi. Martin is the Republican nominee challenging current state Attorney General Chris Koster, the Democrat incumbent. The job description, as described by the Associated Press, includes: defending the state’s laws and policies in court, assisting county prosecutors, investigating consumer fraud cases and looking into violations of the state’s open meetings and records laws.</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:21:55 +0000 23370 at http://kbia.org Attorney general candidate Ed Martin lays out his to-do list [video] Ed Martin running for AG, not Congress http://kbia.org/post/ed-martin-running-ag-not-congress <p>St. Louis attorney Ed Martin is dropping his congressional campaign to instead seek the Republican nomination for attorney general. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:56:36 +0000 Associated Press 7790 at http://kbia.org