St. Louis County mulls new COVID-19 restrictions as cases set new peaks

BY: - November 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to rage out of control in Missouri over the weekend as the St. Louis metro area considers new coronavirus restrictions and lawmakers travel to Jefferson City to vote on a $1.3 billion package of relief aid. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, at a news conference Monday morning, urged everyone in […]

AP declares Joe Biden is the next president

BY: - November 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden’s native state of Pennsylvania on Saturday secured his victory to become the next president of the United States when The Associated Press reported he had gained enough votes there to win the electoral college. The AP called Pennsylvania for Biden at 11:25 a.m., which gave the former vice president 284 […]

COVID precautions ordered for northwest Missouri hunting site

BY: - November 6, 2020

Hunters stalking ducks and geese in northwest Missouri’s Holt County will have their spots at the Nodaway Valley Conservation Area selected through an online system to reduce spread of COVID-19. The 3,900-acre conservation area was placed on COVID Red Level by the Department of Conservation after consulting with health officials in the county of 4,400 […]

‘Steep part of the curve’: Missouri faces growing COVID cases, hospitalizations

BY: - November 6, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY — The main source of COVID-19 spread in Missouri, state Health Director Randall Williams said Thursday, are the places people feel safest. During Gov. Mike Parson’s weekly briefing, Williams warned that winter weather driving people indoors will require additional precautions to bring the disease under control. “We believe that people are contracting it […]

‘Won’t be able to survive’: Childcare centers serving low-income Missourians face closure

BY: - November 6, 2020

Cortaiga Collins doesn’t know how much longer her childcare center will survive. Only about a dozen children have been attending regularly amid the pandemic. Under normal circumstances, she used to serve as many as 100.  She’s already had to reduce the hours that Good Shepherd Preschool and Infant/Toddler Center in St. Louis can be open, […]

Missouri governor open to adding COVID liability to legislative special session agenda

BY: - November 5, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY— Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said he would consider adding COVID-19 liability protection to a special session if legislation that can be passed quickly is brought to him. The General Assembly began the second special session of the year on Wednesday with House introduction of Parson’s $1.3 billion plan for using remaining federal coronavirus […]

Battleground states count mail ballots, with Biden just shy of votes to clinch presidency

BY: - November 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Two days after Election Day, the nation waited for vote-counting to finish in several critical states, where the tallying of mail ballots has left Democrat Joe Biden just short of the votes needed to become the next president. Thursday’s updated totals could push Biden beyond the 270 electoral votes needed to secure victory […]

Missouri reports new daily peak in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

BY: - November 5, 2020

Missouri reported a new daily high for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations Thursday as the spreading infection created staffing shortages that are straining school districts around the state and forcing some to shift to online education. The 3,553 new cases reported Thursday is almost 500 more than the previous daily high, set Oct. 29, and is […]

Missouri lawmakers return with $1.3 billion COVID package on agenda

BY: - November 5, 2020

The Missouri General Assembly is being asked to prepare for the possible return of unspent CARES Act funds held by counties and add almost $19 million to money available to prevent homelessness in the special session that begins today. Gov. Mike Parson is also asking lawmakers to put $1 million in general revenue and $1 […]

Tishaura Jones announces bid for St. Louis mayor

BY: - November 4, 2020

St. Louis city is divided by one long road — Delmar Boulevard.  Walk south of Delmar, and you’ll find a vibrant business district and affluent residential neighborhood. Walk north, and it looks like a country that’s been bombed out in a war decades ago and never rebuilt.  This inequity is at the heart of the […]

The fight for the presidency comes down to millions of uncounted mail ballots in battleground states

BY: - November 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory early Wednesday morning, but the outcome of a razor-thin presidential contest actually depends on key battleground states that are trying to finish tallying millions of remaining mail ballots. Here are some questions—and answers—about what’s going on in those states: Why is the counting process slow? It’s taking […]

White House recommends Missouri reduce restaurant capacity, urges residents to wear masks

BY: - November 4, 2020

In a Nov. 1 report, the White House Coronavirus Task Force urged Missouri to implement stricter measures, including reducing indoor dining and always wearing a mask in public, to curb “unrelenting spread and increasing new hospital admissions” of the novel coronavirus. Missouri was one of 11 states that fell into the “red zone” last week […]