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MuckRock and partners recognized for its journalism

MuckRock has won the First Amendment Coalition’s Free Speech and Open Government Award for its data journalism collaborations and was named a finalist for the National Institute for Health Care Management Awards and Sigma Awards.

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State Rep. John Voss, R-Cape Girardeau, speaks to a group of constituents

Lawmakers consider bill to raise training standards for Missouri coroners

A case in Cape Girardeau County, where the coroner is charged with stealing from the dead and lying on death certificates, is spurring action to strengthen qualifications for public officials who handle deaths.

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Missouri House bill would allow further testing for St. Louis radioactive waste

‘There could potentially be some areas surrounding those known areas where there could still be contamination that is yet to be identified,’ says the bill’s sponsor.

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Health risks from nuclear contamination in St. Louis denounced at congressional hearing

The United States should not expand nuclear energy use, at least until the federal government can make up for the harms caused by previous nuclear projects, U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

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Coldwater Creek to finally have warning signs after decades of nuclear contamination

Coldwater Creek to finally have warning signs after decades of nuclear contamination

Nuclear waste stored outside St. Louis was found to pose a risk to nearby Coldwater Creek as early as 1949. The contaminated creek will finally have warning signs almost 75 years later.

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