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Effort to send Clean Missouri back to voters one step from final approval

Gov. Mike Parson signs HB 397 and hands the signed bill to the daughter of Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman.  Also pictured is Sen. Jeanie Riddle.

By Ashlyn O'Hara, Missouri News Network

May 6, 2020

A new version of Clean Missouri is steps away from reappearing on November’s ballot following a committee vote in favor last week The proposal — Senate Joint Resolution 38 — sponsored by Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, would alter changes made to the Missouri Constitution by voters during the November 2018 election, including revisions to the redistricting process in Missouri. The original Clean Missouri constitutional amendment passed by 62% statewide and empowered a nonpartisan state demographer to oversee redistricting. It also put in strict limits on lobbyist gifts and lowered some campaign contributions for state lawmakers, among other things. The proposed changes would remove the state demographer...

St. Louis County stay-at-home order will end ‘gradually’ starting May 18; masks required

The Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis distributed food and other items to 2,500 families Saturday, May 2, at the former Jamestown Mall, assisted by County Executive Sam Page in a mask, left.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 6, 2020

St. Louis County could start to end its stay-at-home order Monday, May 18, but the new freedom will come with restrictions: Employees and customers will be required to socially distance and wear face masks in public. “Be prepared to wear a mask, be prepared to stay 6 feet apart,” County Executi...

Business owners sue St. Louis County, city so that businesses can reopen

Some businesses were forced to close by St. Louis County's March 21 stay-at-home order, but others like the Macy's at South County Center, seen above during the stay-at-home order, voluntarily closed before that.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 6, 2020

Business owners from St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the stay-at-home orders that are forcing “nonessential” businesses to stay closed until at least mid-May due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, Allan Finnegan of...

May the Fourth be with you: A look back at library’s Star Wars Fest

Star Wars Fan Fest 2018 at Grant's View

May 4, 2020

The St. Louis County Library's Star Wars Fest at the Grant's View Library has become an annual tradition in South County. It usually takes place around May 4, Star Wars Day. But with all county library branches currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, here's a look back at the fun of past...

South County gets drive-thru coronavirus testing

South County gets drive-thru coronavirus testing

May 4, 2020

St. Louis County is now providing limited COVID-19 testing to county residents at two drive-thru sites.  Residents will have to show symptoms and meet testing criteria in order to get a test. Drive-thru testing sites will be offered at county health clinics in South County and North County. Thi...

All Missouri businesses can reopen today with some restrictions, except in St. Louis

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Ashlyn O'Hara, Missouri News Network

May 4, 2020

Starting today, all Missouri businesses will be able to reopen with certain restrictions under the first phase of Gov. Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, which extends through May 31. But the 1.3 million residents of St. Louis County and St. Louis city remain under stay-at-home orders iss...

Lindbergh grades change due to COVID-19

Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 4, 2020

In a year that Lindbergh Schools calls “unlike any other we have experienced,” the district’s grading of students will also be unlike any other year. Middle school and Lindbergh High School students can improve their grade with their coursework during this time of virtual learning, but any wo...

Lindbergh graduation postponed until June

Lindbergh 2019 graduates Alexis Davis and Annabella Davis make their way into Chaifetz Arena for the ceremony.

May 3, 2020

With current social distancing orders set to extend into May, Lindbergh High School has tentatively set a new graduation date that it hopes will mean seniors get an in-person ceremony. Graduation is set for June 27 at Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave., on the St. Louis University campus. The district...

Mehlville Fire is weathering COVID-19 crisis with mobile screening

Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics, in a photo provided by the fire district.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 2, 2020

Some fire districts in St. Louis County have reported problems handling an increased number of calls while running out of the personal protective equipment needed to fend off the coronavirus. But for the Mehlville Fire Protection District, the story is the opposite: Calls are down overall, and the distr...

GALLERY: Birthday parades bring joy to special days during stay-at-home order

Birthday parades have become a fun activity during the stay-at-home order in effect in St. Louis County due to the coronavirus. During the parades, residents drive by the birthday celebrant’s house separately in their cars, keeping social distancing. The events are organized online, in Facebook groups like Lindbergh Community Birthday Parades, Oakville Birthday Parades and Mehlville Birthday Parades. Above, Ryan from Crestwood got a parade for his birthday April 6.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2020

Birthday parades have become a fun activity during the stay-at-home order in effect in St. Louis County due to the coronavirus. During the parades, residents drive by the birthday celebrant’s house separately in their cars, keeping social distancing. The events are organized online, in Facebook groups lik...

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