Month: February 2021

Krewson moves city toward all-electric vehicle fleet
Featured

Krewson moves city toward all-electric vehicle fleet

  ST. LOUIS – Mayor Lyda Krewson took major steps toward shifting to an all-electric city fleet when she showed…
18th-century school for Black children to be moved, restored
Black History Month

18th-century school for Black children to be moved, restored

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — William & Mary University and Colonial Williamsburg are teaming up to preserve the legacy of an…
Missouri must pay Planned Parenthood $140,000 in legal fees
Health

Missouri must pay Planned Parenthood $140,000 in legal fees

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A failed bid to shut down Missouri’s lone abortion provider will cost the state $140,000. Administration…
Free tax service moves online during pandemic
Business

Free tax service moves online during pandemic

ST. LOUIS – Each year, LaTaunia Kenner and other volunteers have spent the days before April 15 face to face…
J&J’s vaccine is cleared, giving U.S. third COVID-19 weapon
Business

J&J’s vaccine is cleared, giving U.S. third COVID-19 weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration cleared…
Gardner seeks to take back McCloskey case
Crime

Gardner seeks to take back McCloskey case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has asked the Missouri Supreme Court to restore her authority…
Urban League to give honors, along with food, for Black History Month
Black History Month

Urban League to give honors, along with food, for Black History Month

The Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis is honoring more than a dozen communications professionals Saturday at a special Black…
Jones makes her case to lead public safety efforts
Featured

Jones makes her case to lead public safety efforts

ST. LOUIS – Solving the city’s crime problems means getting help from everybody, city Treasurer Tishaura Jones said. “We have…
As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get relief at last
Coronavirus

As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get relief at last

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — When COVID-19 patients inundated St. Louis hospitals, respiratory therapists arriving for yet another grueling shift with…
Missouri House advances private school funding bill
Education

Missouri House advances private school funding bill

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Poor Missouri families could get money to pay for their children to go to private schools…
Advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J
Coronavirus

Advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the…
Honduran immigrant finally leaves church sanctuary to rejoin family
Featured

Honduran immigrant finally leaves church sanctuary to rejoin family

MAPLEWOOD • Honduran immigrant, husband and father of five Alex Garcia entered a church in Maplewood in 2017 to avoid immediate…
New mayor will inherit an old city death spiral
Business

New mayor will inherit an old city death spiral

At the current rate of population loss and decay, St. Louis will cease to exist except as a collection of…
Missouri Republicans look to reinstate voter ID requirement
News

Missouri Republicans look to reinstate voter ID requirement

About 137,700 registered voters in Missouri had no state-issued identification in 2017, according to an analysis from the Secretary of State’s…
Mr. Potato Head brand plugs in to gender-neutral trend
Business

Mr. Potato Head brand plugs in to gender-neutral trend

(AP) — Hasbro created confusion on Thursday when it removed the gender from its Mr. Potato Head brand but not…
Some Missourians successfully appeal jobless repayments
Coronavirus

Some Missourians successfully appeal jobless repayments

ST. LOUIS (AP) — About 46,000 Missourians were mistakenly overpaid unemployment benefits as part of the stimulus during the coronavirus…
Mega Millions ticket sold here wins $3 million
Business

Mega Millions ticket sold here wins $3 million

ST. LOUIS  (AP) — Someone who bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket here won $3 million in Tuesday night’s drawing,…
Missouri Senate bill would crack down on road-blocking protesters
News

Missouri Senate bill would crack down on road-blocking protesters

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri protesters who repeatedly block traffic without permission could face felony charges under a bill given…
Coalition wants independent commission to redraw wards
Featured

Coalition wants independent commission to redraw wards

CITY HALL – Members of a wide coalition of citizens groups announced on Tuesday plans to put a City Charter…
At least 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020
Black History Month

At least 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — When rioters tore through the U.S. Capitol last month, some of them gripping Confederate battle flags,…
Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances
Black History Month

Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances

NEW YORK (AP) — The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took…
Increase sought in tax credit for domestic violence shelter donations
Coronavirus

Increase sought in tax credit for domestic violence shelter donations

A group of donors walked through the halls of Rainbow House, an emergency children’s shelter in Columbia, Mo.. Artwork from…
For Cara Spencer, the road to mayor’s race started at a pool
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For Cara Spencer, the road to mayor’s race started at a pool

MARINE VILLA – You could say Cara Spencer’s run for mayor began when her neighborhood pool closed.  Spencer, a single…
During 2021 Lenten fast, some fish fries carry on with carry-out
Coronavirus

During 2021 Lenten fast, some fish fries carry on with carry-out

DOGTOWN – The women in charge of the annual Lenten fish fries at St. James the Greater Catholic Church said…
Black sororities blaze trail of achievement
Black History Month

Black sororities blaze trail of achievement

In Kamala Harris’ speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention,  she saluted seven women who “inspired us to pick up…
Vashon Museum offers intimate history of some of city’s Black residents
Black History Month

Vashon Museum offers intimate history of some of city’s Black residents

ST. LOUIS PLACE – Calvin Riley Jr. doesn’t need a time like Black History Month to raise the banner for…
Some elderly, sick St. Louisans travel for vaccine
Coronavirus

Some elderly, sick St. Louisans travel for vaccine

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some elderly and sick residents of the St. Louis area, fed up with waiting to get…
St. Louis NAACP files complaint on lack of prisoner vaccines
Coronavirus

St. Louis NAACP files complaint on lack of prisoner vaccines

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis NAACP has filed federal civil rights complaints against Missouri over the lack of…
Juneteenth becomes official holiday in St. Louis County
Black History Month

Juneteenth becomes official holiday in St. Louis County

Starting this year, Juneteenth will be a holiday in St. Louis County. The county’s Civil Service Commission agreed on Thursday…
No plan to move Missouri teachers up in vaccine line
Coronavirus

No plan to move Missouri teachers up in vaccine line

(AP) — Missouri has no plans to move teachers higher on the list for COVID-19 vaccinations, instead focusing on getting…
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