Sara Shipley Hiles is an associate professional practice professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her areas of interest include environmental, science and health reporting; using multimedia and social media; and investigative reporting.
WASHINGTON, Mo. — In August, local officials in this small city an hour west of St. Louis voted against requiring residents to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. On Nov. 23, with COVID cases surging and the local hospital overflowing, the city council brought a mask order back for another vote. As […]