Some types of animal abuse are now a federal offense, including when it crosses state lines. Corinne Boyer of the Kansas News Service has more.
The new leader of the Kansas court system says it’s sometimes too difficult and expensive for people to get the legal help they need.
State education officials are urging Missouri lawmakers to look into an uptick in violent behavior directed at teachers.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt has spent about a year in the statewide office responsible for Missouri’s legal affairs. St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum has more on what the GOP official has in store for 2020.