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Friday, July 30, 2021

MO Treasurer Who Got $1.3M in PPP Loans Blasts Pandemic Aid as 'Socialist Agenda'

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 2:36 PM

This story was originally published in the Missouri Independent. When he announced he was running for state Auditor on Thursday, Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick vowed to fight back against liberal politicians who have “used the pandemic as cover to justify spending trillions of dollars of borrowed money to fund...

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Mary Barton Resigns as STL County Police Chief; Alleges Discrimination

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 12:36 PM

After just fifteen months on the job, St. Louis County police chief Mary Barton is retiring, multiple news outlets reported Friday morning. Barton's exit comes after a rocky tenure in which the department wrestled with allegations of racism — and with Barton herself accusing the department of discrimination. Citing...

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

VIDEO: Injured STL Medic Doesn't Let Ambulance Crash Stop Her

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 4:58 PM

A motorist driving past the scene of an accident involving a St. Louis Fire Department ambulance on Wednesday captured the moment an EMT ran to aid an adult and child still inside a second crashed vehicle — even though, as shown in the clip, the EMT was injured herself....

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St. Louis Mayor Allocates $3 Million In Fight Against COVID-19 And Evictions

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 4:50 PM

Mayor Tishaura Jones pushed for more COVID-19 relief on her 100th day in office. Today, she announced she will allocate $3 million of local budget to fund pop-up vaccination clinics and to help families facing eviction when the federal eviction moratorium expires. The federal eviction moratorium is up on...

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Missouri Rep Cori Bush Unveils Plan To End 'Unhoused Crisis' By 2025

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM

With just days remaining before the federal eviction moratorium is set to expire, U.S. Representative Cori Bush has introduced the Unhoused Bill of Rights to Congress. Announced Wednesday, Bush is proposing a federal resolution that calls on Congress “to permanently end the unhoused crisis by 2025,” according to a...

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

St. Louis County Health Director: I Was Assaulted, Called 'Brown C——' After Mask Plea

Posted on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 8:35 PM

Editor's note: Dr. Faisal Khan, acting director of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, spoke in favor of a mask mandate on Tuesday night during a county council meeting. On Wednesday, he wrote a letter to Council Chair Rita Heard Days describing his experience during and after...

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St. Louis County Executive Sam Page Says Mask Mandate Remains In Place, Despite Council Vote

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 1:17 PM

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page said at a press conference this morning the mask mandate that began Monday is still in place despite the county council's vote Tuesday night to rescind it. Page argues that the order does not restrict businesses and therefore does not trigger a newly...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Mask Mandates Return to a Divided St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 3:59 PM

Charles Wagstaff likes to water the plants lining the patio of Pizza Head on South Grand. It’s not his patio or his restaurant — he just does it. Armed with translucent gloves and a face mask, the 88-year-old tends to the well-kept patio that lies under the second-floor apartment...

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St. Louis Encourages Employees To Get Vaccinated With Gift Cards, Paid Time Off

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 11:28 AM

St. Louis is offering its employees another chance to win if they get vaccinated. Nearly a week after Gov. Mike Parson’s announcement of a vaccine lottery and a newly reinstated mask mandate, St. Louis city civil service employees will be eligible to receive $100 in gift cards and paid...

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The Big Mad: Eric Schmitt's Nonsense, Illinois Envy and Space Douchebags

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 6:41 AM

Welcome back to the Big Mad, the RFT's weekly roundup of righteous rage! Because we know your time is short and your anger is hot: Schmitt’s Vanity Suit: It’s hard to know who to root for in Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s lawsuit against St. Louis and St. Louis County...

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