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Gov. Mike Parson and Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe announce on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 that Missouri will end participation in federal COVID-19 unemployment benefits in June.
Rachel Lippmann
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St. Louis Public Radio
The move brought about criticism from Congresswoman Cori Bush and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones. Gov. Mike Parson said the programs provide a disincentive for people to work.
Missouri’s medical marijuana industry is faring well since the first dispensaries opened their doors last October. Today, more than 100,000 patients and caregivers use and purchase medical cannabis in the state. We’ll get a status check on the fledgling industry serving them.
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David Kovaluk
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St. Louis Public Radio
County health centers and St. Louis-area hospital systems have launched online forms where people can pre-register to receive coronavirus vaccinations.