Month: June 2020

Demands for mayor’s resignation draw worldwide attention
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Demands for mayor’s resignation draw worldwide attention

ST. LOUIS – Mayor Lyda Krewson has succeeded in bringing nationwide and worldwide attention to St. Louis, but not the…
Missouri high court orders state to pay Planned Parenthood
Health

Missouri high court orders state to pay Planned Parenthood

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that lawmakers violated the state constitution when they tried to…
Top court strikes down Louisiana abortion law; critics blast ruling
Health

Top court strikes down Louisiana abortion law; critics blast ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — Abortion opponents vented their disappointment and fury on Monday after the Supreme Court issued a 5-4…
White couple who pointed guns support Black causes, they assert
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White couple who pointed guns support Black causes, they assert

CENTRAL WEST END (AP) — A white couple who stood outside their St. Louis mansion and pointed guns at protesters…
Black candidates push race debate into GOP-held districts
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Black candidates push race debate into GOP-held districts

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — It was a scene Jeannine Lee Lake never would have imagined when she first ran against…
Parson won’t appeal ruling in favor of abortion clinic here
Health

Parson won’t appeal ruling in favor of abortion clinic here

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will not contest the license issued to the state’s only abortion clinic…
Virus cases jump in Branson area after tourists return
Business

Virus cases jump in Branson area after tourists return

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A jump in coronavirus cases after many businesses in the Branson area reopened to tourists has…
1,000 federal jobs will boost Downtown activity, energy
Business

1,000 federal jobs will boost Downtown activity, energy

CITY HALL – A deal with the federal government will enable about 1,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture workers to stay…
Catholic officials defend statue of St. Louis’ namesake
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Catholic officials defend statue of St. Louis’ namesake

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Catholic officials say protesters calling for the removal of a statue of St. Louis’ namesake should…
Trump tweets video with ‘white power’ chant, then deletes it
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Trump tweets video with ‘white power’ chant, then deletes it

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting “white…
Missouri health officials replacing outdated computer system
Coronavirus

Missouri health officials replacing outdated computer system

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — It took a global pandemic to convince Missouri health officials to abandon a more than two-decade-old,…
Young novice protest leaders help drive U.S. wave of dissent
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Young novice protest leaders help drive U.S. wave of dissent

Before George Floyd stopped pleading for air beneath a police officer’s knee, 19-year-old Weidmayer Pierre was planning to work at…
Summer movie series first step to opening post-COVID-19 microcinema
Art

Summer movie series first step to opening post-COVID-19 microcinema

BEVO MILL – Keith Watson and Sarah Baraba were busy preparing for opening night  in a new bar-minicinema on Gravois…
Rapper Huey killed in shooting in Kinloch
Art

Rapper Huey killed in shooting in Kinloch

KINLOCH (AP) — A St. Louis rapper who went by the stage name Huey was killed in a shooting that…
Marianists release names of members they say abused children
Crime

Marianists release names of members they say abused children

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Marianists religious order released on Wednesday the names of 46 living and dead religious leaders…
City’s Black population continues to decline
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City’s Black population continues to decline

ST. LOUIS (AP) — New census estimates show that St. Louis is continuing to lose Black residents while the white…
Some governors backtrack as virus cases near all-time high
Coronavirus

Some governors backtrack as virus cases near all-time high

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus crisis deepened in Arizona on Thursday, and the governor of Texas began to backtrack…
Planned Parenthood abortion clinic here gets new license
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Planned Parenthood abortion clinic here gets new license

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s health department issued on Thursday another license to the state’s only abortion clinic after a…
‘No-knock’ warrants bill sparks clashing opinions
Crime

‘No-knock’ warrants bill sparks clashing opinions

CITY HALL – A proposal to ban “no knock” warrants for drug cases brought sharply different opinions at a Board…
Virus cases now surging among young adults
Coronavirus

Virus cases now surging among young adults

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Coronavirus cases are climbing rapidly among young adults in a number of states where bars,…
Icons of 1960s civil rights movement voice cautious optimism
Black History Month

Icons of 1960s civil rights movement voice cautious optimism

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bob Moses says America is at “a lurching moment” for racial change, potentially as transforming as the…
Missouri Democrats blast Haas for Facebook spat with woman
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Missouri Democrats blast Haas for Facebook spat with woman

ST. LOUIS – Bill Haas says he was just carrying on a late-night conversation on Facebook Messenger with a woman…
Democratic nominees win vacant aldermen positions in two wards
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Democratic nominees win vacant aldermen positions in two wards

ST. LOUIS – Democratic nominees were victorious in two special elections for aldermen Tuesday. In the north side’s Fourth Ward,…
Racial equality groups grapple with surge in donations
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Racial equality groups grapple with surge in donations

NEW YORK (AP) — A flood of donations following the death of George Floyd have left racial equality and social…
1,000 government workers moving to downtown St. Louis
Business

1,000 government workers moving to downtown St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture employees in St. Louis will move from a contaminated…
Missouri absentee voting lawsuit heading back to lower court
Coronavirus

Missouri absentee voting lawsuit heading back to lower court

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court sent on Tuesday a lawsuit seeking widespread absentee voting during the coronavirus…
Nearly all in U.S. back criminal justice reform, poll shows
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Nearly all in U.S. back criminal justice reform, poll shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly want clear standards on when police officers may use force and consequences for officers who…
Mourners bid farewell to Rayshard Brooks at historic church
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Mourners bid farewell to Rayshard Brooks at historic church

ATLANTA (AP) — Scores of mourners paid their final respects Tuesday to Rayshard Brooks at the church in Atlanta where…
Voting by mail is choice of Pence, Trump aides – and boss
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Voting by mail is choice of Pence, Trump aides – and boss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and a half-dozen other senior advisers to President Donald Trump have repeatedly voted…
Coronavirus cases spiking in southwestern Missouri
Business

Coronavirus cases spiking in southwestern Missouri

(AP) — A rural area of Missouri’s far southwestern corner is seeing a big spike in coronavirus cases, driving a…
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