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Friday, August 7, 2020

St. Louis Bars Can't Be 'Mask Police,' St. Louis Bars Argue in Lawsuit

Posted By on Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 5:20 PM

Two St. Louis bars forced to temporarily shut down over violating the city's mask and social distancing rules are now suing the city and Mayor Lyda Krewson. In the lawsuit, Wheelhouse and Start Bar argue that they shouldn't have to be the "mask police" for their patrons. The lawsuit lambasts...

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Rockwood School District Goes Fully Online, Parents Lose Their Damn Minds in Facebook Thread

Posted By on Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 4:09 PM

The Rockwood School District made a post on Facebook yesterday announcing that the district will be starting the school year fully online. Rockwood had planned to do a “hybrid” learning experience until recently (with kids only coming into school a couple of days a week and the rest of...

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St. Louis Cardinals COVID-19 Numbers Rise, Game Tonight Against Cubs Postponed

Posted By on Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 12:56 PM

Things are going from bad to worse in Cardinal Nation. Just days after announcing that Yadier Molina, Paul DeJong and more had tested positive for COVID-19, yet another positive case has been recorded. The Cardinals already had more positive cases than world series wins, so it’s scary that the...

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Judge Suspends St. Louis Evictions Until September

Posted By on Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 6:02 PM

Citing a "resurgence" of coronavirus cases in St. Louis, Judge Rex Burlison, the presiding judge of St. Louis City's 22nd Judicial Circuit, has ordered a suspension of evictions through September 1. The formal order comes days after a temporary freeze was put in place through an agreement between Burlison...

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Almost 65 Percent of COVID-19 Deaths in St. Louis County are Nursing Home Residents

Posted By on Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 9:48 AM

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has released some sad statistics for the month of July. Some of our most-loved people — our grandparents and others in long-term care facilities — continue to be hit the hardest by COVID-19. Last month the residents of long-term care facilities...

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Bobby Bostic's Judge to Missouri Senate: Don't Make My Mistake on Child Defendants

Posted By on Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 6:31 AM

When I was a judge, in 1997, I sentenced Bobby Bostic, a sixteen-year-old child at the time of his offense, to 241 years in prison. I told him that he would die in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Bobby hadn’t killed anyone. He had taken part in a robbery...

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St. Louis County Executive Sam Page Holds Off Challengers in Dem Primary

Posted By on Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 12:46 AM

Incumbent St. Louis County Executive Sam Page fought off a pair of serious challengers to win the Democratic primary, more or less guaranteeing he’ll be elected in November to the job he took over in the vacuum of a scandal. Page stepped into the role of county executive in...

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Cori Bush Will Be Missouri's First Black Congresswoman After Toppling Lacy Clay

Posted By on Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 12:09 AM

In a rematch of Democratic primary rivals, Cori Bush pulled off the upset of the night, toppling ten-term incumbent U.S. Congressman Lacy Clay. She will be Missouri’s first Black congresswoman. The campaign against Clay, a political heavyweight, was a race with a national audience, especially among various factions of...

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Missouri Medicaid Expansion Passes

Posted By on Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 11:51 PM

For more than a decade Republican lawmakers in Missouri have been able to stiff-arm Medicaid expansion, but voters on Tuesday passed a measure to step around them and give some of the state's poorest residents health care. The initiative, Constitutional Amendment Two on the ballot, is expected to make...

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St. Louis Re-Elects Kim Gardner in Landslide

Posted By on Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 11:25 PM

On Tuesday, in a Democratic primary that effectively decides the race for St. Louis Circuit Attorney, Kim Gardner won a landslide victory that all but cements her spot as the city's top prosecutor for a second four-year term. First elected to the position in 2016, Gardner, the city's first...

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