Year: 2021

For Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, the eviction battle is personal
Politics

For Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, the eviction battle is personal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly two decades before she was elected to Congress, Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri lived in a…
Nursing home to workers: Get vaccine or lose your job
Coronavirus

Nursing home to workers: Get vaccine or lose your job

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. nursing home industry’s resistance to forcing workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for fear…
Black women with children excluded from federal cash aid program, report finds
Kids

Black women with children excluded from federal cash aid program, report finds

WASHINGTON — A new research paper reviewed how each state implemented a federal program that has provided cash assistance to low-income families…
Jaco: St. Louis is drowning while the lifeguards argue
Opinion

Jaco: St. Louis is drowning while the lifeguards argue

You’re drowning. As you thrash in the water, you see a huge life preserver on the bank attached to a…
Parson pardons gun-waving McCloskey couple
Crime

Parson pardons gun-waving McCloskey couple

(AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he made good on his promise to pardon a couple who…
Governor is refunding some fees for open records requests after court ruling
Politics

Governor is refunding some fees for open records requests after court ruling

Some Missourians can expect a refund from Gov. Mike Parson for fees they paid to obtain public records from his…
Protesters demand help to stop St. Louis evictions
News

Protesters demand help to stop St. Louis evictions

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters on Monday demanded that St. Louis officials do more to prevent evictions after a federal…
Employers ratchet up pressure on unvaccinated workers
Business

Employers ratchet up pressure on unvaccinated workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Employers are losing patience with unvaccinated workers. For months, most employers relied on information campaigns, bonuses…
Judge issues restraining order blocking St. Louis County mask mandate
Coronavirus

Judge issues restraining order blocking St. Louis County mask mandate

St. Louis County is prohibited from enforcing a mask mandate after a judge’s order issued Tuesday afternoon. After hearing arguments earlier in…
Eviction crisis could be ‘humanitarian tragedy,’ advocates say
Politics

Eviction crisis could be ‘humanitarian tragedy,’ advocates say

Melissa Pashia is hoping for any kind of good news today. The federal eviction moratorium ended Saturday, and she’s got her…
Group ditches effort to force vote on Missouri gas tax increase
Politics

Group ditches effort to force vote on Missouri gas tax increase

A push by a conservative anti-tax group to force a statewide vote on a gas tax hike approved by Missouri lawmakers earlier…
Lawsuit over St. Louis mask rules sent back to state court
Coronavirus

Lawsuit over St. Louis mask rules sent back to state court

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge ruled on Sunday that state courts should handle a lawsuit to overturn St. Louis-area…
After new Justice Center disturbances, 120 inmates are back at workhouse
Crime

After new Justice Center disturbances, 120 inmates are back at workhouse

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis began moving on Saturday roughly 120 detainees back to its old city jail, known…
Anti-maskers at risk after virus case at St. Louis County meeting
Coronavirus

Anti-maskers at risk after virus case at St. Louis County meeting

(AP) — At least one of the people who were at a boisterous St. Louis County Council meeting last week…
‘We should be doing more’: Fixing neighborhood vacancy reduces gun violence
Benign Neglect

‘We should be doing more’: Fixing neighborhood vacancy reduces gun violence

ST. LOUIS – At first, Chassidy Howard thought she was hearing fireworks. Then she felt the pain in her leg.…
At an extraordinary Olympics, acts of kindness abound
Health

At an extraordinary Olympics, acts of kindness abound

TOKYO (AP) — A surfer jumping in to translate for the rival who’d just beaten him. High-jumping friends agreeing to…
Revamped voting rights bill planned, named for the late John Lewis
Politics

Revamped voting rights bill planned, named for the late John Lewis

WASHINGTON — House Democrats plan to present next week a new version of legislation named after the late Georgia civil…
For U.S. teen Buddhist lama, it’s faith, school, football
Religion

For U.S. teen Buddhist lama, it’s faith, school, football

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — In most ways, Jalue Dorje is a typical American teen — he grew up in…
Moratorium’s end may close doors on thousands of Missourians
Coronavirus

Moratorium’s end may close doors on thousands of Missourians

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kristen Bigogno knows that with the end of the federal eviction moratorium, she and her two…
Lawyer’s opinion backs Board of Aldermen’s COVID relief bill
News

Lawyer’s opinion backs Board of Aldermen’s COVID relief bill

CITY HALL – Debate continued Friday over a $168 million COVID-19 funding package, with a lawyer specializing in local government…
Fallout continues over alleged slurs aimed at county health chief
Politics

Fallout continues over alleged slurs aimed at county health chief

BERKELEY (AP) — Civil rights advocates, religious leaders and others says they were outraged by St. Louis County Health Director…
Spire claims ‘fatal consequences’ if feds allow St. Louis pipeline to be shut down
spire

Spire claims ‘fatal consequences’ if feds allow St. Louis pipeline to be shut down

The largest natural gas utility in Missouri claims its customers could face “potentially fatal consequences” if it is not allowed to…
After COVID cases tripled in July, Delta continues its spread through Missouri
Coronavirus

After COVID cases tripled in July, Delta continues its spread through Missouri

The month of April was a good one for Missouri’s Dallas County Health Department: It was the second straight month…
Embattled St. Louis County police chief Mary Barton retires
Police Accountability

Embattled St. Louis County police chief Mary Barton retires

CLAYTON (AP) — St. Louis County Police Chief Mary Barton, who has been criticized for her handling of racial discrimination…
Lack of workers forces cut in alley pickup of recyclables
News

Lack of workers forces cut in alley pickup of recyclables

CITY HALL – It’s suddenly become harder to do the right thing with recyclables, for an unexpected reason. The city…
Black, Hispanic students here will get new help to step into tech careers
Education

Black, Hispanic students here will get new help to step into tech careers

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Community College is starting a new program aimed at helping Black and Hispanic/Latinx students get…
Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday
Coronavirus

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration announced Thursday that it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire…
National parks refine ticketed-entry systems to manage visitor boom
News

National parks refine ticketed-entry systems to manage visitor boom

WASHINGTON — Watching the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain at Maine’s Acadia National Park is a gorgeous view — so breathtaking that…
Page keeps mask mandate despite county council rejection
Coronavirus

Page keeps mask mandate despite county council rejection

CLAYTON – The St. Louis County Council notwithstanding, County Executive Dr. Sam Page says a new indoor mask mandate for St.…
COVID kills a few vaccinated high-risk Missouri patients
Coronavirus

COVID kills a few vaccinated high-risk Missouri patients

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen high-risk Missouri residents who were vaccinated against COVID-19 were among those…
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