Summer Ballentine, The Associated Press

Summer Ballentine

The Associated Press

Jefferson City, MO, United States

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Past articles by Summer:

Sexual assault cases spur protests on campuses across US

Reports of sexual assaults have fueled protests on at least eight U.S. college campuses just weeks into the new school year → Read More

Missouri judge says Medicaid expansion must be allowed

A Missouri judge says Gov. Mike Parson can no longer deny Medicaid health care to thousands more newly eligible adults → Read More

Missouri judge says Medicaid expansion must be allowed

Cole County Judge Jon Beetem in his order said Parson’s administration must give Medicaid coverage to newly eligible adults, despite the governor’s resistance to doing so. → Read More

Missouri judge says Medicaid expansion must be allowed

Cole County Judge Jon Beetem in his order said Parson’s administration must give Medicaid coverage to newly eligible adults, despite the governor’s resistance to doing so. → Read More

Missouri Supreme Court reverses Medicaid expansion decision

The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday vacated a lower court's decision in the state's Medicaid expansion case, agreeing that the voter-approved plan to offer Medicaid to more people should stand. → Read More

Full federal appeals court to consider Missouri abortion law

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A full federal appeals court has decided to rehear a case over a sweeping Missouri abortion law that would ban the procedures at or around the eighth week of pregnancy. The U. S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals last week decided to take up the case on its own motion. At issue is a 2019 state law that would ban abortions as early as eight weeks into a pregnancy and prohibit… → Read More

Missouri governor OKs police chokehold, accountability bills

Today, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed bills that would increase police accountability, limit the use of officer chokeholds and--critics say--shield police while ramping up penalties for protesters. → Read More

Missouri judge: Medicaid expansion unconstitutional

A Missouri judge on Wednesday ruled that a ballot measure to expand Medicaid is unconstitutional, meaning hundreds of thousands of newly eligible adults won't be able to access the health → Read More

Missouri special session on Medicaid funding begins

Missouri senators on Wednesday returned to the Capitol to work out a deal on a critical piece of Medicaid funding that's entangled in a fight over family planning services. → Read More

Parson calls special session on Missouri Medicaid funding

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is calling lawmakers back into a special session to work out a deal on a critical piece of Medicaid funding. → Read More

Lawyers make cases in suit over Missouri Medicaid expansion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — If Missouri conservatives don't want to fund a voter-approved expansion of the state's Medicaid program, they can either propose another constitutional amendment that would gut → Read More

Sheriff: Claims against Missouri lawmaker not credible

A Missouri sheriff says he didn’t find credible a report that a man who is now a state lawmaker had sex with a drunken 19-year-old while on duty as a police officer in 2015 → Read More

Missouri Highway Patrol reviewing claims that lawmaker had sex as on-duty cop

The Missouri Highway Patrol is reviewing allegations that Republican Rep. Chad Perkins had sex with a drunk 19 year old while on duty as a police officer in 2015. → Read More

Governor appoints 1st Black woman to Missouri Supreme Court

Gov. Mike Parson has appointed the first Black woman to serve as a Missouri Supreme Court judge → Read More

First Black woman appointed to Missouri Supreme Court

Today, Gov. Mike Parson appointed Missouri Eastern District Appeals Court Judge Robin Ransom to be the first Black woman to serve on the state Supreme Court. → Read More

Single moms sue Missouri for refusing to expand Medicaid

Two single mothers are among a group of women suing Missouri for denying them access to Medicaid health care as called for in the state Constitution → Read More

Single moms sue Missouri for refusing to expand Medicaid

Two single mothers are among a group of low-income adults who on Thursday sued Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's administration for dropping plans to expand Medicaid. → Read More

Gun bill top priority on Missouri lawmakers' last day

Missouri's Republican-led Legislature was speeding toward its Friday deadline to pass bills with a high-profile measure to ban local enforcement of federal gun laws still outstanding. → Read More

Missouri lawmakers pass first gas tax hike in 25 years

Missouri’s gas tax could soon rise for the first time in 25 years after the state's Republican-led Legislature passed a gradual increase that is projected to raise hundreds of millions → Read More

Missouri Senate passes bill stripping KCPD residency requirement

The Missouri Senate has passed a bill with a provision to end the requirement that KCPD officers live in Kansas City. → Read More