Summer’s Recent Stories
Politics Mar 08GOP Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri won’t seek reelection in 2022
He made the surprise announcement in a video Monday, making him the fifth Republican in the Senate to bow out rather than seek another term in a party searching for direction after President Donald Trump.
Politics Oct 27Voters in some states unable to cast early ballots in person
More than 21 million voters across the U.S. have taken advantage of early in-person voting amid record-breaking early turnout, according to Associated Press elections research.
Politics Aug 04Missouri voters to decide on expanding Medicaid coverage
Tuesday's primary election ballot includes a proposal to expand Medicaid alongside party candidates for governor, U.S. Congress and other state and local offices.
Health May 29Ruling allows Missouri’s last abortion clinic to remain open
Missouri’s only abortion clinic will be able to keep operating after a state government administrator decided that the health department was wrong not to renew the license of Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis facility.
Nation Jun 10Black Missouri drivers 91% more likely to be stopped, state attorney general finds
Last year's statewide disparity rate between white and black drivers is the highest recorded in the almost two decades since the state first began compiling data.
Nation Jun 04Missouri subpoenas abortion clinic doctors amid legal battle
A St. Louis judge on Tuesday is set to weigh whether physicians from the state's only abortion clinic can be forced to testify amid a legal fight over the facility's license.
Nation May 30Judge considering Missouri abortion clinic license case
If the St. Louis clinic's license is not renewed before it expires at midnight Friday, Planned Parenthood officials said Missouri would become the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing…
Nation May 24Missouri governor signs bill banning abortions at 8 weeks
Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it among the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation.
Nation May 17Missouri’s GOP-led legislature passes 8-week abortion ban
If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.
Politics May 17Missouri House expected to pass abortion ban at 8 weeks
Missouri's Republican-led House is expected to pass a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy on lawmakers' final day in session Friday, joining Alabama and several other states that have moved recently to severely restrict the procedure.