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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Missouri Sheriff Says Female Inmate Smuggled Tiny Gun Into Jail in Body Cavity

Posted By on Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 2:02 PM

The Boone County Sheriff's Office says a small gun that was found at the Boone County Jail was smuggled into the facility in a body cavity of a female inmate. According to a press release, jail staff found the firearm, a dainty little North American Arms .22 caliber revolver, in a...

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Transgender Youth Speak Against Missouri Proposal to Restrict Sports Teams by Gender

Posted By on Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 11:42 AM

This story was originally published by the Missouri Independent. Brandon Boulware remembers the moment he realized he wasn’t allowing his transgender daughter to be who she is. Boulware said he wouldn’t let her play with toys or wear clothes intended for girls, and would make her get short haircuts....

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Metro East Man Wanted in 'Despicable' Cemetery Crime Spree

Posted By on Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 7:53 AM

A Metro East man is wanted in the theft of dozens of brass cemetery vases that police suspect he may have sold for scrap metal. Bethalto, Illinois, police officers were called on February 23 to Rose Lawn Cemetery. During the previous night, about 80 vases had been stolen off...

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The Biggest Winners and Losers of St. Louis' Wild Mayoral Primary

Posted By on Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 6:10 AM

Tishaura Jones and Cara Spencer will face each other in the April 6 general election to be St. Louis's next mayor, but Tuesday's unprecedented primary was bigger than just the candidates' individual victories. The election was also an experiment: As the RFT detailed earlier this week, St. Louis's rollout...

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

How to Request an Absentee Ballot for St. Louis’ April 6 General Municipal Election

Posted By on Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 1:36 PM

If the results of the primary election have you amped up to vote in St. Louis’ general municipal election this April but you're avoiding public places because of the pandemic, there is still a way to do it that is extremely COVID-19 safe. St. Louis figured out a way...

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Rematches, Lopsided Victories in St. Louis Board of Aldermen Primaries

Posted By on Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 7:41 AM

Primary day for St. Louis Board of Aldermen candidates featured rematches, familiar faces and a few eye-opening margins. Sixteen of the city's 28 wards had primaries on Tuesday, and they took place under a new approval voting system. For the first time, party affiliations were stripped from the ballots...

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tishaura Jones, Cara Spencer Moving Forward in St. Louis Mayor's Race

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 10:17 PM

All that "vote for AS MANY names as you approve of" fun is over — now you've got to pick one for mayor. St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones and Alderwoman Cara Spencer were the top two finishers in the city's first primary under the new approval voting system, setting...

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Yes, St. Louis, You Can Ignore that Tornado Alert that Happened Today

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 12:43 PM

All across St. Louis people squinted at the sky in a collective “WTF” this morning as a tornado alert lit up local phones. It was a bright, sunny, clear blue day, so this alert was met with nothing but confusion and was followed by many posts on social media...

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Former Missouri Capitol Intern Speaks Out on the 'Toxic Culture' in Jefferson City

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 10:35 AM

This story was originally published in the Missouri Independent. As a former Missouri Capitol intern, the latest scandals come as no surprise to Taylor Hirth. Her story is below. The news of another controversy surrounding a legislator’s alleged misconduct toward a subordinate in the Missouri Capitol comes as no...

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Monday, March 1, 2021

The Big Mad: Far-Flung Vaccines, Hawley Overload and Fears of a Zombie Rush

Posted By on Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 3:07 PM

It's been two weeks since Missouri-born conservative shit-disturber and red-faced outrage/pill addict Rush Limbaugh shuffled off this mortal coil, and many are still suffering through the shock of the aftermath. Thousands of rudderless, wandering balls of white-hot anger are simply unsure where to direct their energies now that America's...

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