The 2018 election was a strange one in Missouri. Voters overwhelmingly supported conservative candidates and liberal causes. Among those liberal causes was Clean Missouri—a constitutional amendment seeking to guarantee fair districting, campaign finance reform, and lobbying—which was approved by 62 percent of voters.
By Heidi B. Miller, M.D.
As a primary care doctor, I cringe when I am paged on-call at 2 a.m. by a patient with chest pain who won’t go to the emergency department because of lack of insurance.
By Gladys Godinez, community organizer, Center for Rural Affairs
Meatpacking plants across the country have become COVID-19 hotspots, and the struggles faced by the people working inside are apparent and alarming.
By Jadyn Chirico
A few months ago I had not expected the coronavirus to grow into a global pandemic. I expected that I would finish off the school year from within the classroom and not have to miss the trip that my family and I had been looking forward to for months. I didn’t think that there would be a day that I’d enter the grocery store to find that shelves were becoming empty, or that I could no longer go into a restaurant and sit down. And as I think many can agree that we never saw this coming, it’s a hard time that we’re all working through together.
By Phill Brooks
Missouri's General Assembly faces an historic challenges for the final three weeks of the 2020 regular session. The budget tops the list with a projected $1 billion or even higher revenue loss for the spending year that begins July 1.
By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center
We are beginning to see signs that our steps to curb the spread of COVID-19 are paying off. While the infection is still spreading swiftly in certain areas, in others that have adopted strong physical distancing and stay-at-home policies, the infection rate is leveling off and even dropping.