Month: December 2020

Revelries muted by virus as curtain draws on 2020
Coronavirus

Revelries muted by virus as curtain draws on 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other in most of the world, with…
Get lost, 2020: Some things to leave behind
Coronavirus

Get lost, 2020: Some things to leave behind

NEW YORK (AP) — Zoom, Zoom and Zoom. Masks, masks and masks. Sourdough starter and short-order cooking. In these “troubled…
Ex-official files reverse discrimination suit against Darlene Green
News

Ex-official files reverse discrimination suit against Darlene Green

CITY HALL – A white male former top official in the office of black city Comptroller Darlene Green is suing…
Pandemic’s impact on U.S., by the numbers
Business

Pandemic’s impact on U.S., by the numbers

Month after dismal month, Americans were inundated by an ever-rising tide of devastating numbers. Hundreds of thousands of deaths. Tens…
Census Bureau will miss deadline
Coronavirus

Census Bureau will miss deadline

The Census Bureau will miss a year-end deadline for handing in numbers used for divvying up congressional seats, a delay…
Hawley to contest Biden’s Electoral College win
News

Hawley to contest Biden’s Electoral College win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Wednesday that he would raise objections next week when Congress meets to…
The year that was: 2020 in St. Louis
Business

The year that was: 2020 in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – It looked as if St. Louis was starting just another year, when news came that a mysterious…
$81 million development will boost O’Fallon Park neighborhood, alderman says
Business

$81 million development will boost O’Fallon Park neighborhood, alderman says

O’FALLON – The planned $81 million City District commercial and housing development adjacent to O’Fallon Park could help turn around…
After a tumultuous 2020, Black leaders weigh next steps
News

After a tumultuous 2020, Black leaders weigh next steps

DETROIT (AP) — As a barrier-breaking year draws to a close, there’s one undeniable fact: the strength of Black political…
Missouri hospitals see glimmer of hope in COVID-19 stats
Coronavirus

Missouri hospitals see glimmer of hope in COVID-19 stats

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri hospitals are beginning to see a glimmer of hope as new cases of COVID-19 decline,…
No candy, cake for children under 2
Food

No candy, cake for children under 2

Parents now have an extra reason to say no to candy, cake and ice cream for young children. The first…
Missouri begins vaccinations at long-term care facilities
Coronavirus

Missouri begins vaccinations at long-term care facilities

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents and staff of long-term care facilities in Missouri began receiving the vaccine for COVID-19 on…
More COVID-19 vaccines in pipeline
Coronavirus

More COVID-19 vaccines in pipeline

A huge U.S. study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to roll out scarce supplies…
A divided nation asks: What holds U.S. together?
Coronavirus

A divided nation asks: What holds U.S. together?

Elections are meant to resolve arguments. This one inflamed them. Weeks after the votes have been counted and the winners…
As bicentennial nears, who are ‘Missourians’?
Opinion

As bicentennial nears, who are ‘Missourians’?

The year 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of statehood for Missouri — Aug. 10, to be exact. Almost seven years ago,…
U.S. taking hard look at variant of coronavirus
Coronavirus

U.S. taking hard look at variant of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials believe the coronavirus mutation that set off alarms in parts of Britain is no…
Once things of beauty, Christmas trees quickly become trash
Featured

Once things of beauty, Christmas trees quickly become trash

FOREST PARK – On Christmas Day, the small evergreen trees occupied places of honor in homes, festooned with every kind…
Trump signs bill funding government, COVID relief
Coronavirus

Trump signs bill funding government, COVID relief

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Sunday, ending days of…
Girl Scouts rebuke Boy Scouts in escalating recruitment war
Kids

Girl Scouts rebuke Boy Scouts in escalating recruitment war

NEW YORK (AP) — The Girl Scouts are in a “highly damaging” recruitment war with the Boy Scouts after the…
Christmas brings new Missouri COVID-19 hospitalization record
Coronavirus

Christmas brings new Missouri COVID-19 hospitalization record

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri set a new record on Christmas Day for patients hospitalized with COVID-19. There were 2,862…
Despite smooth election, GOP leaders seek vote restrictions
Coronavirus

Despite smooth election, GOP leaders seek vote restrictions

ATLANTA (AP) — Changes to the way millions of Americans voted this year contributed to record turnout, but that’s no…
Virus, other problems threaten to throw off homeless census
Coronavirus

Virus, other problems threaten to throw off homeless census

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The swanky, billion-dollar casinos of Las Vegas are bedecked with shining towers, neon signs and eye-popping…
Retailers brace for flood of returns from online shopping
Business

Retailers brace for flood of returns from online shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — A huge surge in online shopping during the pandemic has been a savior for retailers, but…
The gift is in the mail: High volume delays delivery
Business

The gift is in the mail: High volume delays delivery

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Some who mailed holiday presents weeks early this year found they didn’t act early enough…
Trump golfs in Florida as COVID relief hangs in balance
Coronavirus

Trump golfs in Florida as COVID relief hangs in balance

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — After tossing a grenade that threatens to blow up a massive COVID relief and government…
Surging virus, deep cold challenge homeless shelters
Coronavirus

Surging virus, deep cold challenge homeless shelters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After three years on the streets, Tiecha Vannoy and her boyfriend, Chris Foss, plan to weather…
I’m Black. I got the COVID vaccine
Coronavirus

I’m Black. I got the COVID vaccine

I won’t try to convince fellow Black Americans that they should get the COVID-19 vaccine, only share my thought process…
Tech-averse Missouri Senate makes changes because of virus
Coronavirus

Tech-averse Missouri Senate makes changes because of virus

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri’s tradition-bound Senate is installing an audio monitoring system in its committee hearing rooms so employees,…
Missouri pharmacies prep for COVID-19 vaccines
Business

Missouri pharmacies prep for COVID-19 vaccines

More than 23,000 initial shots of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across Missouri, where by Wednesday 5,474 people in Missouri…
Study proposes changes in city police
Crime

Study proposes changes in city police

CITY HALL – A national consulting firm is proposing major changes in the city police designed to  improve police procedures…
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