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2020 Missouri election summary

Democrats and Republicans squared off on Election Day Tuesday Nov. 3
Daniel Tobias, political editor November 5, 2020

As usual, Tuesday after the first Monday in November was a day of celebration for most Missouri Republicans. This election, Democrats were optimistic that conservative incumbents’ handling of the COVID-19...

Photo Gallery: Political signs 2020

A yard sign encourages eligible voters to register and use their voice.
Coco LeGrand and Ella Sottile October 4, 2020

As the 2020 presidential election draws near, citizens of Kirkwood have been eager to express their views. Many people have been using yard signs as a way to support their preferred candidates. Tensions...

Stay-at-home orders conflict, businesses to reopen

Some Missouri businesses to reopen May 4, with St. Louis City and County continuing their stay-at-home order until May 15.
Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey April 29, 2020

St. Louis City and County will come to a joint decision on when stay-at-home orders are lifted, according to St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson during a Facebook live briefing on Monday, April 27. Krewson...

COVID-19 update: First death in Missouri, and news for local business

Photo courtesy of the CDC Newsroom library by Hannah A Bullock and Azaibi Tamin.
Kate Schreiber and Lily Bartin March 19, 2020

St. Louis City announced its first case of coronavirus after a St. Louis University (SLU) student that came back from abroad tested positive. An employee of the Wuller Hall building on the SLU campus has...

Missouri governor declares state of emergency in response to COVID-19

This photo is courtesty of Google Creative Commons License by the Office of Missouri Governor.
Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber March 13, 2020

Missouri Governor Mike Parson declared a state of emergency at a press conference Friday, March 13. He spoke and then took questions from the press for around 20 minutes about changes in state funding...

Missouri law requires schools to start later in the year

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill stating that Missouri public schools’ start date will not be earlier than 14 calendar days prior to the first Monday in September (Labor Day) in order to increase tourism.
Megan Cleveland, editor-in-chief September 2, 2019
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill stating that Missouri public schools’ start date will not be earlier than 14 calendar days prior to the first Monday in September (Labor Day) in order to increase tourism.

HB 126: A timeline of the abortion bill

A protestor gives a passionate speech at the STLPSA march.
Emma Lingo and Bismah Syed August 16, 2019
The day after KHS shut its doors for summer, Governor Michael Parson (R-MO) signed House Bill 126 (HB 126) into law; Then Missouri championed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.
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