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South St. Louis County News

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James Cova

Flags will fly at half-staff in Missouri to honor fallen Affton Fire Captain James Cova

July 17, 2024

The United States and Missouri flags will fly at half-staff Thursday in honor of Affton Fire Protection District Captain James Cova, 54, of High Ridge, who died July 9 at the Affton firehouse. Missouri...

The intersection of River City Boulevard and Lemay Ferry Road is closed after being submerged by flood waters from the River des Peres in 2019.

South County under flash flood warning, roads closed in some areas

July 16, 2024

While South County and most of the St. Louis region are no longer under a flood watch, additional thunderstorms are expected to produce heavy rainfall this evening into tonight. According to the latest...

Sen. Doug Beck speaks during a Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee hearing in January Photo by Annelise Hanshaw of the Missouri Independent.

Bill sponsored by Sen. Doug Beck requires vote for 4-day school week

By Annelise Hanshaw, Missouri Independent June 17, 2024

The Independence School District recently completed its first school year on a four-day-a-week schedule — a change that made headlines and stirred state officials. Now, with the passage of a new state...

Doug Beck

State legislators host end-of-session town hall

June 5, 2024

Missouri Sen. Doug Beck, D-Affton; Sen. Tracy McCreery, D-Sunset Hills; and Rep. Bridget Walsh Moore, D-Lemay; are hosting an end-of-session town hall Monday.  The town hall will be held Monday, June...

Already outlawed in Missouri, noncitizen voting ban will appear on statewide ballot

Already outlawed in Missouri, noncitizen voting ban will appear on statewide ballot

By Jason Hancock and Anna Spoerre June 4, 2024

Missouri’s Constitution has banned noncitizens from voting since 1924. And state law requires individuals to verify they are a U.S. citizen in order to register to vote. But GOP lawmakers contend...

 Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, speaks after adjournment Friday morning. He said changes to initiative petition could be passed if the House acts. Photo by Annelise Hanshaw/Missouri Independent.

‘A bizarre session’: Missouri lawmakers head home after year defined by gridlock, infighting

By Jason Hancock, Missouri Independent May 17, 2024

The least productive — and most chaotic — legislative session in living memory came to a close Friday, when the Missouri Senate, mired in factional infighting, threw in the towel eight hours early...

Missouri House puts questions of ranked-choice, non-citizen voting on the 2024 ballot

Missouri House puts questions of ranked-choice, non-citizen voting on the 2024 ballot

By Anna Spoerre, Missouri Indepdent May 17, 2024

Arguments over the validity of banning non-citizen voting in Missouri, which is already illegal, were part of what ultimately killed an initiative petition bill prioritized by Republicans this session. But...

Jim Murphy

Last-ditch push to ban child marriage in Missouri must overcome resistance in House

By Clara Bates, Missouri Independent May 16, 2024

Lawmakers trying to ban child marriage in Missouri hope a last-minute push in the legislative session’s final days can overcome opposition from some Republicans that put the bill’s chances in doubt. A...

A classroom in Hagemann Elementary.

Missouri governor signs $468M education bill that boosts teacher pay, expands charters

By Annelise Hanshaw, Missouri Independent May 8, 2024

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation Tuesday that boosts the minimum salary for teachers, changes the formula for funding public schools and expands a tax-credit scholarship for private schools. It...

Media literacy bill gets hearing in Missouri legislature

By Molly Miller, Missouri Independent April 23, 2024

Despite growing tensions between elected officials nationwide and the media, Missouri lawmakers are looking to educate students on media and digital literacy through a new pilot program. Bills in the...

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