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Parson says for Missourians to pick safety over voting if they’re concerned

Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson said Missourians should stay home rather than vote in Tuesday’s local elections if they feel at risk because of the coronavirus. “I hope people feel safe to go out and vote, but if they don’t, ...

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Parson: Virus testing to focus on long-term care facilities

Missouri is expanding coronavirus testing to high-risk places where people are in close contact, with an emphasis on long-term care facilities, Gov. Mike Parson said Monday. Parson said he has directed agency heads to “get better” at testing so the ...

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Parson calls it ‘encouraging’ to see some return to normalcy

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Monday that he’s encouraged by seeing residents returning to some semblance of normal life after weeks of shelter-in-place orders made necessary by the coronavirus. The Republican governor spent the weekend back home in southwestern Missouri ...

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Parson urges Missourians to support state-based businesses

Gov. Mike Parson continued his optimistic message about the state’s reaction to the coronavirus pandemic and urged state residents to return to work if possible and support Missouri-based businesses. A day after Parson’s statewide stay-at-home order expired and some businesses ...

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Missouri plans to move ahead with execution despite pandemic

Missouri is moving ahead with plans to execute a convicted killer on May 19, unlike other states that have postponed executions during the coronavirus pandemic. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that Gov. Mike Parson is not planning to halt ...

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Like much of Missouri, St. Charles gently begins to reopen

Ray Nash fought in two wars and survived cancer, so he’s not going to let the coronavirus keep him from his favorite bar. Nash was among eight patrons gathered at Tuner’s on Main Street in St. Charles around midday Monday. ...

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Parson: Hospitalizations down sharply in most areas of state

Coronavirus hospitalizations across Missouri are down significantly since peaking in early April, a key parameter in allowing the state to reopen, Gov. Mike Parson said Tuesday. The Republican governor has outlined several metrics that he considers important in his decision ...

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