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Taylor Hirth: Missouri lawmakers should address and fix the real issues of sexual harassment

Former Missouri legislative intern Taylor Hirth writes: None of the provisions on sexual harassment offered up by legislators appear to address the underlying issue or put in place any new protections for those who aren’t interns. Focusing on the intern program shifts blame, brushes off responsibility and denies a larger culture where power and manipulation go unchecked until a poor soul risks her future to speak up.

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Amber Hinsley: Journalism students learn many lessons from Ferguson

Amber Hinsley, a journalism professor at Saint Louis University, writes: The issues and events collectively known as “Ferguson” also are a lesson in understanding that the right to assemble as an act of free speech must be balanced with the need to provide public safety and to ensure the ability of journalists to report the news as part of a free press.

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