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Parson to make announcement on Missouri’s stay-at-home order

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said he would announce Thursday whether he will extend his statewide stay-at-home order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, but Missouri’s largest city isn’t waiting. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said the city’s stay-at-home ...

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Missouri doctor sharing stories to combat virus outbreak

After finding that traditional medicine was oftentimes no match against the most severe cases of COVID-19, Dr. Evan Shaw explored a new strategy to help the battle against the raging pandemic. He decided to share stories. The stories of patients ...

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Missouri health chief seeks racial data on COVID-19 cases

Missouri’s health chief said he is directing medical professionals to provide racial data about patients who become ill or die from the coronavirus as some black lawmakers raised concerns about the lack of such information. Missouri so far has not ...

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Missouri lawmakers approve multi-billion dollar virus bill

Missouri state lawmakers gave Republican Gov. Mike Parson sweeping authority to spend billions of dollars in federal stimulus money as the state tries to slow the spread of the coronavirus. House and Senate members, some wearing protective face masks, returned ...

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National Guard’s help sought in St. Louis County

The top elected official in Missouri’s largest county is seeking help from the Missouri National Guard in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus-related hospitalizations. Democratic St. Louis County Executive Sam Page said in a statement Wednesday that the National ...

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Most coronavirus deaths in Missouri involving older people

Older people have been far more likely to die worldwide from the coronavirus, and statistics from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services show the state is no exception. The health department on Tuesday reported 53 fatalities from COVID-19, ...

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Missouri lawmakers return to Capitol for virus funding bill

Missouri lawmakers are taking extraordinary steps to return to the usually crowded state Capitol on Tuesday to pass an emergency coronavirus funding bill. The Capitol has been closed to everyone except essential staff since March 24. But lawmaker approval is ...

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Missouri budget chief blames huge revenue drop on virus

As Missouri lawmakers prepare to consider emergency funding in response to the coronavirus crisis, the state’s budget director offered more evidence of the pandemic’s toll on the economy. Budget Director Dan Haug said net general revenue collections for March dropped ...

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