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Friday, January 22, 2021

Rep. Andrew Koenig, Critic of Pandemic Restrictions, Has COVID-19

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 1:10 PM

Missouri Sen. Andrew Koenig has tested positive for COVID-19, just days after sponsoring legislation that aims to strip local health authorities of the power to impose rules designed to slow the spread of the virus. The Republican lawmaker confirmed in a text message to Riverfront Times columnist Ray Hartmann...

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Missouri House Democrats Criticized by Staff Over Handling of Ethics Complaint

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 9:17 AM

This story was originally published by the Missouri Independent. In a rare sign of rebellion, legislative aides who work for Missouri House Democrats are accusing their party’s leaders of doing more to protect a fellow lawmaker than employees. The group of staffers, who requested The Independent withhold their identities...

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Rep. Aldridge: Pump the Brakes on Spy Plane Program

Posted By on Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 6:21 AM

St. Louis continues to ignore the root causes of crime and invest in resources that do nothing to provide relief but will further disenfranchise black communities. This week’s example? Spy planes. In this very moment where St. Louis is set to close down multiple schools and residents are dying...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Roy Blunt: Joe Biden's Inauguration a 'Moment of Unification'

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 3:38 PM

Sen. Roy Blunt, who previously questioned the results of the presidential election, said in a speech today that the inauguration of President Joe Biden was a "moment of unification" for the country. Blunt was a featured speaker, basically the emcee, of the ceremony as the chair of the congressional...

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Final Insult: Trump Defiles 'Gloria' — Again

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 9:51 AM

Laura Branigan deserved better than this. In one of Donald Trump's final acts as president, he treated himself to a going-away party set to the late singer's hit "Gloria." The song had been a force for good as the unofficial anthem of the St. Louis' Blues' historic 2019 Stanley...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Capitol Stormer Emily Hernandez Hit With 5 Charges in First Court Appearance

Posted By on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 4:58 PM

A Franklin County woman who was recorded gleefully carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's stolen, broken nameplate through the U.S. Capitol during the January riots made her first court appearance today via Zoom to face five federal charges. Emily Hernandez, 21, of Sullivan was part of the mob of extremists...

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'Fatal State Violence' in St. Louis Region: 179 Deaths in 10 Years

Posted By on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 11:59 AM

In St. Louis, tracking the year's homicide numbers is as simple as checking the department's website, but tracking what researchers at civil rights law firm ArchCity Defenders define as "fatal state violence" — corresponding to the number of people who die in jails or killed by police officers —...

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Monday, January 18, 2021

St. Louis Carjacker Helped 76-Year-Old Load Groceries Before Stealing Car

Posted By on Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 1:18 PM

A friendly good Samaritan who helped out an elderly woman turned out to be an armed carjacker, St. Louis police say. The 76-year-old victim told police she was picking up food from a church donation site on the 5900 block of West Florissant at about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday when she...

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St. Louis' School District Waited for a Miracle. No One Came

Posted By on Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 11:49 AM

The largest mass closing of St. Louis city public schools in more than a decade has arrived — and although public outcry in December led the St. Louis Public School Board to reduce its initial target from eleven to eight schools, the board members who reconvened to vote on...

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Missouri's Emily Hernandez Took Nancy Pelosi's Sign in Capitol Riot, Feds Say

Posted By on Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 7:04 PM

Well, it was bound to happen: A Missourian has been charged in the U.S. Capitol riots. Emily Hernandez of Sullivan in Franklin County made a memorable cameo in January 6 footage of the extremists, snagging Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's broken nameplate and parading it around the Capitol...

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