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Edward Snowden, contraception and health care were all topics brought up in Columbia College’s annual Ethics in Society lecture. This year’s lecture, called “The Supreme Court and Its Impact on You," was delivered Wednesday by veteran NPR correspondent, Nina Totenberg.

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Health care workers could refuse to participate in procedures or research that violates their religious, moral or ethical principles under a measure passed by the Missouri House.

The House sent the measure to the Senate Tuesday with a 116-41 vote.

Earlier story:

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House Democrats are backing legislation they say would toughen Missouri’s ethics standards.  As Marshall Griffin tells us from Jefferson City, the bill would restore many provisions recently struck down by the State Supreme Court.

Newscast for March 19, 2012

Mar 19, 2012

 

This is regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • House Democrats are backing legislation that would toughen Missouri's ethics standards 
  • Medical patients may soon have greater access to donor cartilage 
  • A petition seeks to get funding for youth mental health service
  • The Republican caucus in St. Charles county likely to be rescheduled 

 

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Gov. Jay Nixon wants Missouri lawmakers to pass ethics legislation after the state Supreme Court rejected the most recent law because of how it was approved.

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Governor Jay Nixon is calling on Missouri lawmakers to pass new ethics legislation after the state Supreme Court threw out a 2010 ethics law.' That law was tossed out because of the way legislators approved the law. Nixon will outline the element he wants to see in a new law during a news conference today.

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Wide-ranging ethics rules that were passed by Missouri lawmakers two years ago were tossed out Tuesday by the State Supreme Court.