Missouri bills would create ‘Rush Limbaugh Day,’ name portion of interstate after him

Rush Limbaugh, the late lightning-rod radio host whose success spawned many imitators of his slashing style, would be honored with a road and a day under two bills sponsored by a lawmaker who represents...

Republican accused of abuse by his children resigning from Missouri House

Rep. Rick Roeber, a Lee's Summit Republican facing accusations by his adult children that he physically and sexually abused them when they were young, is resigning from the Missouri House. In a letter to other...

Missouri legislators investigating Rick Roeber ask prosecutor to ensure ‘safety’ of child

Citing the “severity of the allegations” against Republican state Rep. Rick Roeber, legislative leaders have asked Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker to help ensure the safety of a minor child with whom Roeber...
Syringes of COVID-19 vaccinations are filled during MU Health Care’s vaccination clinic in the Walsworth Family Columns Club at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021.

Missouri to immediately pause use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after rare blood clots

Missouri will pause use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as recommended by federal authorities who are investigating six instances of blood clots that have arisen after its use. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Scramble starts for Missouri’s share of federal COVID-19 cash

With Missouri in line for almost $3 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds, cities, schools and other agencies are lining up to give state lawmakers ideas on how to spend it. The American Rescue Plan...

The gender vaccine gap: More women than men are getting COVID shots

Mary Ann Steiner drove 2½ hours from her home in University City to the tiny Ozark town of Centerville to get vaccinated against COVID-19. After pulling into the drive-thru line in a church parking...

Missouri legislators question whether labor department reneged on unemployment deal

When the Missouri House signed off on legislation last month forgiving almost $109 million worth of unemployment benefits mistakenly paid out last year, GOP leaders said they had worked out an agreement with Gov....
State Sen. Greg Razer, D-Kansas City

Push to ban LGBTQ discrimination failed in Missouri Senate. Advocates vow to fight on

Missouri Sen. Greg Razer hadn’t planned to speak on an amendment that purported to prevent discrimination based on a person’s vaccination status by barring “vaccine passports.”  But he couldn’t help but see the parallels to...

COVID-19 vaccine distribution for Kansas City’s Black population ‘an afterthought’

Hosting COVID-19 vaccine events in Black churches. Playing video interviews with physicians at barber shops. Canvassing neighborhoods to fill vaccination appointments. These are just some of the ideas that Kansas City organizations are asking for...

Biden pitches big boosts in education and health spending in budget request

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a key portion of its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year Friday, calling for increasing money for schools, public health programs, cancer research and other discretionary programs...

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