St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell has decided not to charge former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. For many, this news has unearthed painful memories and reopened still-unhealed wounds. In a moment during which many th…

The question of reopening schools across Missouri is one of when, not if. When that day comes, we must all agree that the health and safety of every student, teacher, and staff, as well as the community at large, are our top priority. We must, to the very best of our abilities, insure their …

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Jimmie Edwards, St. Louis director of public safety, whose current salary is $200,000, shows an abysmal disregard for the working poor by saying. “Right now, during these protests and COVID, I think I’m probably making minimum wage,” said Edwards, who estimates he and his colleagues have wor…

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell has decided not to charge former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. For many, this news has unearthed painful memories and reopened still-unhealed wounds. In a moment during which many th…

The question of reopening schools across Missouri is one of when, not if. When that day comes, we must all agree that the health and safety of every student, teacher, and staff, as well as the community at large, are our top priority. We must, to the very best of our abilities, insure their …

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Jimmie Edwards, St. Louis director of public safety, whose current salary is $200,000, shows an abysmal disregard for the working poor by saying. “Right now, during these protests and COVID, I think I’m probably making minimum wage,” said Edwards, who estimates he and his colleagues have wor…

Congressman John Lewis gave us a charge to stay in the fight and to demand justice and equality. He would often say, “There are forces out there who are trying to roll back time on us; they are trying to roll back the clock,” meaning deny us our right to vote. Recognizing this, he fought vig…

Is refusal to wear a mask the new racism of the individual citizen? Is Republican quickness to open, slowness to pause or reverse course, and rush to return to in-person schooling the new corporate racism?

Donald Trump is pretending to give us something, but is actually trying to steal our retirement. His TV ads and comments say he wants to give us a payroll tax cut. Those employed do not need the financial help, and the unemployed cannot benefit because they have no income to tax.

When Medicaid expansion was first implemented, there were concerns about cost. This was a legitimate concern, and there were no success stories to point to or hard evidence to disprove the theory that expansion would increase state budgets. But now it is evident that Medicaid is a huge budge…

Thanks to James Sahaida for his letter about SLATE. I know James from when I worked for the state and he is spot on when he said, “Figures don’t lie, but sometimes those doing the figuring do.”

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If a teacher tests positive for COVID-19, are they required to quarantine for 2-3 weeks? Is their sick leave covered, paid?

An audit released on July 2 by State Auditor Nicole Galloway stated that in a news conference in January 2019, Mayor Lyda Krewson addressed issues raised about the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) and highlighted accomplishments of 2018, including, she said, SLATE helping …