Efforts to eliminate lead in school drinking water got a huge boost on Friday, as Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed off on legislation requiring testing and also gave his approval to $27 million in federal funds to help schools install filters.
Every weekday morning, in about 10 minutes, you can learn about the top stories of the day while also hearing longer stories that bring context and humanity to the issues and ideas that affect life in the region.
Larry Morris of iLLPHONiCS is at the helm of a new hip-hop festival in St. Louis that recognizes burgeoning local hip-hop artists.
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and Missouri’s ban on most abortions taking effect, Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush sees several avenues to expand abortion rights at the federal level.
Dr. Jeannie Kelly of Washington University discusses pregnancy care in a post-Roe world.
A new Missouri Botanical Garden exhibition examines the complex relationship between sound and plants.
Across the country, some universities have weighed in on the new abortion landscape, but most St. Louis institutions have avoided taking a hard stance.
The Harrisonville Republican is in a highly competitive GOP Senate primary against five other major candidates, including former Gov. Eric Greitens and Attorney General Eric Schmitt.
The St. Louis and St. Louis County health departments are urging people who are pregnant to get tested for syphilis so they do not pass it to their children. Missouri last year reported the highest number of congenital syphilis cases in the state since 1994.
The elections bill was just one piece of legislation Parson signed into law on Wednesday. Others included funding charter schools, bills related to utilities and another barring homeless people from sleeping on state-owned land.
U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, have filed a lawsuit against Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush and state Rep. Rasheen Aldridge for participating in protests that passed the McCloskeys’ home.
The history of abuse at camp Kanakuk goes back decades, with connections to St. Louis.
The Black Rep production of "Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea" is especially meaningful for one of its St. Louis actors, whose path to the stage took him through an FBI sting operation and years in prison.
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The contest received 202 student entries from 48 schools across the St. Louis and Rolla regions.