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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 04, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 2, 2021. Editorial: Medicaid is up to you now, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson — and you know the right answer Since the Republican majority in the Missouri legislature does not give a single tu-whit tu-whoo about what Gov. Mike...

St. Louis, St. Louis County ease limits on restaurants

May. 03, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis and St. Louis County are lifting limits on the number of people allowed in restaurants, local officials announced Monday. St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page cited the drop in cases in the area and the...

Board: Not enough room for St. Louis inmates at county jail

Apr. 28, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — An advisory board for the St. Louis County Jail is warning that the facility doesn’t have enough room to take inmates from a long-criticized city jail known as the workhouse. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Mayor Tishaura Jones has...

St. Louis County jail could take on some city detainees

Apr. 22, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With new St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones moving to close one of the city's two jails, officials said Thursday that some inmates could be moved to the St. Louis County Jail. Spokesmen for Jones and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page told the St. Louis...

New St. Louis mayor pledges to fight all discrimination

Apr. 20, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tishaura Jones has called systemic racism the biggest obstacle to progress in St. Louis, and the city’s new mayor used her inauguration speech on Tuesday to pledge to fight back against all types of discrimination. Jones was sworn in during a...

Gunfire hits St. Louis County councilman's car; no injuries

Apr. 17, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

FRONTENAC, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis councilman's car was fired upon in what police are describing as a possible case of road rage. Ernie Trakas, a Republican, said in a tweet that he wasn’t hurt in the Friday afternoon shooting on Interstate 64 in Frontenac. ...

St. Louis County Council: No confidence in police chief

Apr. 14, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis County Council has declared in a split vote that it has has no confidence in county Police Chief Mary Barton. The council’s 4-3 vote Tuesday fell along party lines, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The nonbinding resolution...

St. Louis leaders seek volunteers to help with vaccinations

Mar. 22, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — As the amount of COVID-19 vaccine starts to increase, leaders of the St. Louis region are putting out a call for volunteers, especially clinicians who can give shots. Three different vaccines are now available, and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said...

The Latest: Some CDC guidance under Trump short of standards

Mar. 15, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials say some of the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the Trump administration fell short of the agency’s standards. A review ordered by President Joe Biden’s CDC director found examples of...

St. Louis Co. leader: 'Fumbled' vaccine rollout frustrating

Mar. 15, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri teachers and other school workers are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, even as the leader of the state’s largest jurisdiction said Missouri's “fumbled vaccine rollout” continues to frustrate urban residents. Phase 1B, Tier 3 of...