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Protests against stay-at-home orders held in Kansas City

Protesters wanting the lifting of stay-at-home orders gather near the Country Club Plaza shopping area in Kansas City, Mo., on Monday. AP Photo by Orlin Wagner

A growing protest movement against stay-at-home orders designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus reached Kansas City on Monday, with between 75 and 100 people attending a rally to demand the orders be lifted. The event, near the city’s ...

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Nurses’ program shortened as Missouri coronavirus cases rise

A four-state hospital system and Saint Louis University are trying to make it easier for retired nurses to return to caring for patients during the coronavirus pandemic as the number of confirmed cases and COVID-19-related deaths continue to rise in ...

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Doctors call for more emergency ventilators amid coronavirus

In late March, amid growing uncertainty about the coronavirus spreading, doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital were concerned about the possibility of running out of ventilators, machines that force enriched air into the lungs so people can breathe. Grim stories were coming ...

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Parson extends stay-home order to May 3, then ‘back to work’

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has extended Missouri’s statewide stay-at-home order through May 3, but pledged the next day “people are going to go back to work” so the state’s economy can begin to recover from the coronavirus shutdown. But most ...

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Kansas, Missouri manufacturers face hurdles amid coronavirus

When Mark Hess saw reports last month about a shortage of ventilators looming because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he went to a museum in Great Bend, Kansas, to check out its 1950s model of an iron lung, the mechanical respirator ...

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Pandemic sends rural bankers survey index to all-time low

An overwhelming majority of bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states expect the coronavirus outbreak to push their local areas into recession, according to a new survey released Thursday. The overall index for the region plummeted from ...

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Parson to make announcement on Missouri’s stay-at-home order

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said he would announce Thursday whether he will extend his statewide stay-at-home order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, but Missouri’s largest city isn’t waiting. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said the city’s stay-at-home ...

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