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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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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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Missouri hospitals on a financial brink now face coronavirus

Randy Tobler says his Missouri hospital has until mid-May before it runs out of money — that’s the rosy projection, anyway. Tobler, chief executive of Scotland County Hospital in northeast Missouri, told The Kansas City Star he has about $1.7 ...

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KC City Market empty since COVID-19 stay-at-home order

The Italian deli was open, two produce stands. A coffee shop reluctantly offered walk-up service through a half-shut door. Beneath an early gray sky and drizzle, the City Market was still and empty, The Kansas City Star reports. Saturday mornings ...

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Missouri coronavirus cases spike; unclear if it’s a hot spot

Coronavirus cases in Missouri are rising at an alarming rate, but health experts said Wednesday it’s too soon to know if the state is emerging as one of the next hot spots for the pandemic. Missouri has seen 1,581 confirmed ...

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With no statewide stay home order, city and counties act

More Missouri cities and counties are ordering their residents to only leave their homes for essential tasks despite the lack of a statewide order. Big cities and metropolitan areas, such as Kansas City and St. Louis, are already more than ...

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