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May 15, 2020

Missouri lawmakers rush in final hours of 2020 session

Missouri lawmakers have only hours left to pass bills before their 6 p.m. Friday deadline after an unprecedented 2020 session stunted by the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers left the Capitol mid-session for a weekslong break aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. They returned — some wearing masks, others not — days before Republican Gov. Mike […]

May 15, 2020

Sports, shows slowly starting to resume in Missouri

Large events are slowly starting up again in Missouri — a state more willing than most to permit sports, concerts and shows following the economic shutdown aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus — even as some experts wonder if it’s too soon. A youth baseball tournament near St. Louis last weekend generated national […]

May 14, 2020

Inflammatory disease shows up among young Missouri patients

A rare inflammatory syndrome affecting some children with the coronavirus has appeared in a small number of cases at Missouri hospitals. St. Louis Children’s Hospital has treated “a few” children with COVID-19 — the illness caused by the coronavirus — and for symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease, hospital spokeswoman Laura High said Wednesday. She did […]

May 13, 2020

Coronavirus cases to 10,000, deaths top 500 in Missouri

Both the number of confirmed cases and deaths from the coronavirus in Missouri reached somber milestones Tuesday: Cases topped 10,000 and the number of deaths exceeded 500. The state health department reported 88 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 10,006. Thirty-six new […]

May 12, 2020

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 and said it was good “to do some of the normal duties in life.” He […]

May 11, 2020

St. Louis County, Kansas City plan restricted reopenings

St. Louis County and Kansas City officials announced last week that they will proceed with the gradual reopening of businesses but with several restrictions in place as efforts continue to slow the spread of the coronavirus. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page said large venues, including sports courts and playgrounds, public pools, gyms and fitness […]

May 11, 2020

St. Louis area outpaces Kansas City in virus cases, deaths

Experts aren’t clear why the coronavirus is striking the state’s two largest metropolitan areas so differently, although the geography of the areas might provide a clue. Johns Hopkins University reported 483 deaths and 9,700 cases in Missouri as of Saturday, with the bulk of them in the St. Louis region. As of late the week, […]

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May 11, 2020

Schools, colleges spared in stripped down Missouri budget

Missouri lawmakers have passed a stripped-down budget for the upcoming fiscal year amid a steep drop in revenues because of the havoc the coronavirus has wreaked on the economy. Lawmakers managed to spare public K-12 schools and colleges and universities from major cuts in the final version of the budget. But spending for many new […]

May 8, 2020

Hospitalizations declining in St. Louis; new concerns in KC

Hospitalizations due to the coronavirus have reached their lowest level since mid-April in the St. Louis area, the region of Missouri hit hardest by the pandemic. Meanwhile, an outbreak at a senior living facility and a rise in cases in Kansas City are threatening to slow the next phase of that city’s reopening. The St. […]

May 8, 2020

Over 50,000 Missourians filed for unemployment last week

More than 50,000 Missourians filed new claims for unemployment benefits the week that ended May 1, marking the third straight week the number has dropped, the state labor department said. The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said 52,203 people filed initial jobless claims last week, down from 54,710 the previous week. The numbers […]

May 7, 2020

Man who worked at Missouri pork plant dies from coronavirus

An employee of a Missouri pork plant where hundreds of workers tested positive for the coronavirus has died from the virus. The city of St. Joseph announced the death Wednesday night. The name of the man, a Buchanan County resident in his 40s, was not released. A news release from the city said the man […]

May 6, 2020

Virus-hit St. Louis city, county to begin reopening May 18

St. Louis and St. Louis County will both begin easing stay-at-home orders starting later this month, but officials caution the process will be slow for the area of Missouri most ravaged by the coronavirus. St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page both announced late Tuesday that public health restrictions would […]

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