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St. Louis County receives 3,900 more COVID-19 vaccine doses, urges honesty in registration

Dr. Aamina Akhtar, infectious disease physician and chief medical officer at Mercy Hospital South, gets the first COVID-19 vaccine in the St. Louis region Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. 'This is a game changer,' Akhtar said of the vaccine.
January 19, 2021

St. Louis County received its second delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, taking 3,900 new doses of the Pfizer vaccine from the state of Missouri. The county Department of Public Health will continue...

Members of the public can sign up with St. Louis hospitals to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Jeannine Celestine, a respiratory therapist at Mercy Hospital South, prepares to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Celestine was one of 20 workers to be vaccinated Dec. 14 at Mercy Hospital South, along with another 20 nurses at Mercy's campus in Creve Coeur.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor January 19, 2021

All four major hospital systems in St. Louis are now signing members of the public up for COVID-19 vaccines, although when those shots will be available is still an open question. As more people in the...

Lindbergh Schools seeks nominations for 2021 Lindbergh Leaders, focusing on 2020 heroes

Lindbergh Schools seeks nominations for 2021 Lindbergh Leaders, focusing on 2020 heroes
January 18, 2021

Lindbergh Schools is seeking nominations from the community for its 2021 Lindbergh Leader Awards. With 2020 a year like no other, this year’s Lindbergh Leader awards will be dedicated to recognizing...

St. Louis County will start COVID-19 vaccinations for those over 65 soon

Respiratory therapist Chastity White, pictured above, is the first health-care worker at St. Luke's to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
January 15, 2021

St. Louis County said it will open COVID-19 vaccinations to a broader audience as soon as it gets enough doses of the vaccine to meet a large demand. So far, the Department of Public Health has received...

Deadline to give feedback on Great Rivers Greenway strategic plan is Friday, Jan. 15

Trailgoers social distance on Cliff Cave Trail in April 2020.
January 13, 2021

Great Rivers Greenway is celebrating its 20th anniversary and seeking feedback to envision the next 20 years of its mission connecting the region with greenways. Area residents are invited to guide Great Rivers Greenway’s...

General public can sign up for priority list for St. Louis County’s COVID-19 vaccines

A nurse at Mercy Hospital South prepares the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for Mercy's Chief Medical officer Aamina Akhtar Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Mercy South planned to vaccinate 20 nurses on Dec. 14 and another 20 nurses on Dec. 15.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor January 12, 2021

St. Louis County’s COVID-19 vaccines are not yet available to the public, but you can register now to receive one when they are.  The St. Louis County Department of Public Health received a shipment...

Eric Schmitt denies involvement in call for Trump supporters to march on U.S. Capitol

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt discusses the Safer Streets Initiative at an event in St. Louis (photo courtesy of the Missouri Attorney General's Office).
By Rebecca Rivas, Missouri Independent January 12, 2021

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt denies any knowledge of a robocall by an arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) encouraging “patriots” to participate in a march that ended...

In election filing trend so far, incumbents declining to run for election

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.
By Staff Report January 11, 2021

Candidate filing closes Tuesday, Jan. 19 for a number of governmental positions that are up for election April 6. Filing began at 8 a.m. Dec. 15, and ends at 5 p.m. Jan. 19. Judging by candidates who...

Prosecutors try to keep people out of pandemic-clogged courts through diversion programs

Wesley Bell is sworn in as the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney by Judge George W. Draper III on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, after defeating former Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch in an historic upset. Bell is the first Black prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County in its history.
By Rebecca Rivas, Missouri Independent January 7, 2021

When Julia Fogelberg was a public defender in St. Louis County, she saw how the criminal justice system could often do more harm than good. Now working on the prosecutor side, she’s grateful that...

Lawmakers renew push for party registration, closed Missouri primaries

Lawmakers renew push for party registration, closed Missouri primaries
By Rudi Keller, Missouri Independent January 7, 2021

For as long as Missouri has had voter registration, there has been no requirement that people choose a political party as part of the process. That means every primary is open to every voter. Every...

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