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National Guard’s help sought in St. Louis County

The top elected official in Missouri’s largest county is seeking help from the Missouri National Guard in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus-related hospitalizations. Democratic St. Louis County Executive Sam Page said in a statement Wednesday that the National ...

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Trump challenges authority, independence of agency watchdogs

President Donald Trump speaks during a conference call with banks on efforts to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic at the White House on Tuesday in Washington. AP Photo by Evan Vucci

President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs overseeing his administration, including removing the inspector general tasked with overseeing the $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package that passed Congress with bipartisan support. In four ...

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Missouri budget chief blames sizable revenue drop on virus

As Missouri lawmakers prepare to consider emergency funding in response to the coronavirus crisis, the state’s budget director offered more evidence of the pandemic’s toll on the economy. Budget Director Dan Haug said net general revenue collections for March dropped ...

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Kansas City Public Schools suspends free meals amid outbreak

Kansas City Public Schools has suspended its free meal distribution program for students after a food service worker helping with the effort tested positive for COVID-19, district officials said. The district announced the suspension Monday, the Kansas City Star reported. ...

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Missouri lawmakers return to Capitol for virus funding bill

Missouri lawmakers are taking extraordinary steps to return to the usually crowded state Capitol on Tuesday to pass an emergency coronavirus funding bill. The Capitol has been closed to everyone except essential staff since March 24. But lawmaker approval is ...

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