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A record number of women will serve in the 117th Congress, including at least 51 women of color

Cori Bush celebrates her shocking upset over Rep. Lacy Clay in the August 2020 Democratic primary.
By Sharon Austin, University of Florida Professor November 24, 2020

Women will gain at least 14 seats in the 117th Congress, setting a new record for female representation. In 2018, the nation elected 127 women – and 48 women of color – to the House and Senate....

St. Louis County offers second round of grants for small businesses affected by pandemic

A table at Roberto’s Trattoria in Sappington is shown surrounded by the new Plexiglas barrier shield June 18, 2020.
November 24, 2020

More than $3 million in CARES Act funds will be distributed to small businesses and restaurants in a second round of small-business relief grants as part of St. Louis County’s continued response to the...

St. Louis County officials urge residents not to gather with extended families for Thanksgiving

St. Louis County officials urge residents not to gather with extended families for Thanksgiving
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 24, 2020

As part of a stay-at-home advisory that went into effect last week and extends for three more weeks, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and other county officials are encouraging residents to avoid gatherings...

They thought they were safe, but they caught COVID-19

Tracy Verner (far right, standing), talks with her children at their home in St. Louis. They will spend Thanksgiving at home with just immediate family. (photo submitted)
By Rebecca Rivas, Missouri Independent November 23, 2020

Cat O’Toole says she did everything right to protect herself and others from COVID-19.  “I am strict about mask wearing,” said O’Toole, who works as a server at a high-end restaurant in St. Louis...

Missouri facing ‘exponential and unyielding’ COVID spread. White House urges stricter measures

Mehlville School District’s Wohlwend Elementary reading interventionist Ellen Geders meets in person with a student through a Plexiglas barrier, with masks. All students in K-12 schools have to wear masks under a new county order.
By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent November 22, 2020

The spread of the novel coronavirus in Missouri is “exponential and unyielding,” according to a Nov. 15 White House Coronavirus Task Force report urging the state to take stricter measures to help...

Does utilities’ help for Missourians during pandemic mean rates will increase?

An Ameren spokesperson helps residents find where they live on a map and their proximity to the project at a 2018 open house. The project is scheduled to be complete by winter 2021. Photo by Erin Achenbach.
By Rudi Keller, Missouri Independent November 21, 2020

Almost half a million customers of Missouri’s regulated utilities were behind on their bills in September, and 185,000 were working on payment plans to catch up with past-due accounts. That data, from...

Look for property tax bills in mail; you can avoid lines by paying online

Look for property tax bills in mail; you can avoid lines by paying online
November 20, 2020

The St. Louis County collector of revenue is currently mailing 2020 personal and real estate property tax bills and has posted the tax amounts due on St. Louis County’s website. Real estate tax bills...

Gov. Parson reiterates opposition to statewide mask mandate in Missouri

Gov. Mike Parson tweeted this photo of himself without a mask speaking to a group of mostly maskless Republican senators last week, including Sen. Andrew Koenig and Sen. Paul Wieland.
By Rudi Keller, Missouri Independent November 20, 2020

A letter from the Missouri Hospital Association pleading for a state mask mandate was “not surprising,” Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday, as he repeated his opposition to statewide orders to limit...

Missouri hospitals plead with Parson for statewide mask order

‘Code Sunshine’ is a welcome birthday gift: After being admitted for COVID-19 to Mercy Hospital South on his daughter’s birthday, April 2, Bill finally went home last week with his wife, Lynn – on his own 68th birthday. Bill, a COVID-19 patient who only wanted to provide his first name, spent three weeks at Mercy Hospital South, with a week on a ventilator and two weeks in intensive care.
By Rudi Keller, Missouri Independent November 19, 2020

issouri hospitals warned “the wolf is at the door” in a letter to Gov. Mike Parson pleading for him to issue a statewide mask order to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19. Over the past two weeks,...

Lemay economic development nonprofit could disband due to lack of funds

Lemay economic development nonprofit could disband due to lack of funds
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 19, 2020

After 40 years of existence, Lemay’s economic development nonprofit could disband this week due to the changing way that St. Louis County hands out grants. The Lemay Development Corporation, a 501c3...

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