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Gabrielle Hays is a Communities Reporter for the PBS NewsHour out of St. Louis.
More than a dozen GOP-led states have passed bans with limits ranging from healthcare to sports participation, while Democratic-controlled states have sought to shore up protections for LGBTQ+ rights. Geoff Bennett discussed the efforts with NewsHour Communities correspondents Gabrielle Hays…
As antisemitic incidents in Missouri rise, organizations in St. Louis are working to combat hate and address misconceptions about Jewish people, starting from within their own communities.
In the year since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, voters in several states have shown up to overwhelmingly support abortion rights in ballot measures. Future efforts to enshrine abortion access in state constitutions could soon face higher hurdles…
The judge's ruling comes after the state's attorney general filed an emergency ruling earlier this month that set first-of-its-kind restrictions on access to transgender health care.
States with Republican-led legislatures have become ground zero for the political battles over reproductive rights and transgender care. Along with bills to ban or restrict abortions, The Washington Post reports that more than 400 anti-trans bills have been filed in…
Missouri passed a law last year that made it a misdemeanor for an individual to sleep or camp out on land owned by the state. But advocates say the state government has not responded holistically to homelessness.
Two stories of homeowners shooting someone for going to the wrong address have stunned many around the country. Both suspects in these cases are now charged, but that's hardly easing any of the anger and the grief. Communities Correspondent Gabrielle…
A spate of weekend gun violence left more American families grieving. In Dadeville, Alabama, a gunman killed four people at a birthday party and in Louisville, Kentucky, two people died when someone fired into a crowd at a public park.
The proposal is not yet final; it must clear the state Senate. But for those who manage or use the state’s 160 library districts, especially in rural areas where services are not as robust, the threat feels real, librarians and…
Missouri has some of the most permissive gun laws in the nation — the state does not require background checks and does not require a permit to carry a concealed weapon. As Gabrielle Hays reports, a state law passed in…
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