Missouri’s GOP-led legislature passes 8-week abortion ban
May17

Missouri’s GOP-led legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature on Friday approved a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, joining Alabama and other states that have moved to severely restrict the procedure. Republican Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign the bill. The ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It would include exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by...

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Missouri Senate joins GOP anti-abortion wave with 8-week ban
May16

Missouri Senate joins GOP anti-abortion wave with 8-week ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama’s governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law. The Missouri bill needs another vote of approval in the GOP-led House before it can go to Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who voiced support for an earlier version Wednesday. It includes exceptions for...

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Sells:  Blues a big winner, St. Louisans win bigger
May08

Sells: Blues a big winner, St. Louisans win bigger

On a Tuesday night at the corner of 14th and Clark, we saw what it can look like when sports crosses beyond the borders of the sports pages and embeds itself in the consciousness of the community.  Buckle up, because it’s going to be there for a while. The sports page portion of this story reads, “St. Louis Blues go to double overtime in a do or die game 7 and pull out a dramatic win.”  Storylines abound, including the fact that a...

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Better Together decides it better wait on St. Louis merger
May06

Better Together decides it better wait on St. Louis merger

  DOWNTOWN – Better Together, the group working to merge St. Louis city and county governments, has pulled its plan to put the measure before Missouri voters in 2020.  At least that’s their intention for now. Much of the controversy surrounding the plan centered on its seeking of a statewide vote that would have put it in place whether St. Louis city and county voters approved the measure or not.  Pressure was growing to make...

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