Tessa Weinberg covered education, health care and the legislature with the Missouri Independent. She previously covered the Missouri statehouse for The Kansas City Star and The Columbia Missourian, where her reporting into social media use by the governor prompted an investigation by the Attorney General’s office. She also covered state government in Texas for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
September was Missouri’s deadliest month since the coronavirus outbreak began, and there have been more than 400 deaths reported since the beginning of October. Missouri’s veterans homes saw 56 residents die in just September and early October. Daily hospitalizations routinely reach record highs, with Cox Health in Southwest Missouri last week reporting that it was […]
Depending on your data and interests collected on Facebook, the advertisements pushed online by the two leading candidates for Missouri governor tell two very different stories. In the spring and early summer, Gov. Mike Parson’s Facebook advertisements focused on his pandemic response and restarting the economy. By July, when cases rose to more than 1,000 […]