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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...

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...

More oversight is always better than less, even now

More oversight is always better than less, even now

May 2, 2020

Editorial What is the best way to spend the $175 million St. Louis County will receive in federal funds for the coronavirus response? Who should make those decisions? With a corrupt county executive ousted only a year ago and elections for county executive and council members only a few months away, part...

County officials divided on how to spend $175 million in COVID-19 funds

St. Louis County Council Chairwoman Lisa Clancy, D-Affton, reacts as her preferred full appropriation of coronavirus funding fails to move forward as she chairs the council meeting April 21.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 28, 2020

With $175 million in hand in federal stimulus money for the coronavirus response,  St. Louis county government is deeply divided over how to decide how to spend it. The federal government sent the money to St. Louis County by wire transfer April 22. It totals nearly a third of the county’s total b...

Page reopens 33 county parks, including South County’s largest ones

Bicyclists enjoying the paved path at the new Cliff Cave Trail in 2018. Bikers also have the option of an unpaved trail.

April 28, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced a plan Tuesday to reopen county parks, even as his extended stay-at-home order remains in effect. Page’s announcement at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday opened 33 parks immediately, although he warned that they would be closed again if people don’t use social di...

With $175 million in hand, St. Louis County launches coronavirus spending portal

With $175 million in hand, St. Louis County launches coronavirus spending portal

April 23, 2020

St. Louis County now has $175 million in federal stimulus funds for the coronavirus response on hand, and a transparency portal to track all related spending and contracts is now live on the county website. County Executive Sam Page says any spending associated with the county’s response to the COVI...

Hundreds say they will protest in Jefferson City to ‘Reopen Missouri’

Hundreds say they will protest in Jefferson City to 'Reopen Missouri'

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 20, 2020

Missouri is joining a growing list of states nationwide that have seen protests against the stay-at-home orders handed down by most governors in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Over the weekend Tennessee and Arizona became the 19th and 20th states to see demonstrations against shelter-in-place ...

Page will not reopen parks any time soon

The grade of the Cliff Cave trail in Oakville, seen here at its May 2018 opening, is no more than 5 percent, which allows those with mobility issues to use it.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 20, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will not reopen parks any time soon, despite a push to reopen parks from the three Republican members of the County Council. Page closed the parks April 3, after the state closed some of its parks statewide and one in the St. Louis area. When that happened, the coun...

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