Tishaura Jones was sworn in as the 47th mayor of the city of St. Louis Tuesday.

Almost every day, survey results and rankings of states and cities on countless subjects are released online. Missouri usually doesn’t rank in the top 10 or bottom 10 in any of these lists, instead typically keeping to the middle of the pack.

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With all the fanfare over the Hoffmann Family of Companies investing $100 million to make the Augusta area a national wine destination, overlooked by many is the Augusta Bottom Road, a shortcut from Highway 47 and Washington to Augusta.

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Fictional broadcaster Harry Doyle tells us you can tell a lot about the way the baseball season is going to go based on the season’s first at-bat.

If you want to avoid identity theft, do not post pictures of your CDC-issued COVID-19 vaccination record card on social media.

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Washington enjoyed unprecedented industrial growth in the 24 years that Dick Oldenburg served the city as its community economic development director.

It was a busy news week this past week with the Derek Chauvin trial and President Biden’s announcement of a $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, among other national stories breaking.

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You’ve probably seen the videos — “COVID Karens” showing their disgust with a store’s mask requirements by throwing food items or using bigoted remarks. Although I find it silly to go into a store and complain about their policies, my recent trip tempted me to go COVID Karen over some COVID-…

Washington Area Highway Transportation Committee members expressed concern over the Highway 100 and St. Johns Road intersection at their meeting Monday, March 29.

President Joe Biden has made unifying Americans one of his main goals. He didn’t help that promise Thursday when he held his first formal press conference since entering the White House.

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One of the things I was excited about when I moved to Missouri just over a year ago was having the chance to experience more March Madness in person.

Police believe road rage led to a shooting in Lake St. Louis over the weekend that seriously wounded a man.

The new year is not even three months old, and our county already has recorded 11 drug overdose deaths.

For many years before the COVID-19 pandemic, journalists “weren’t there” to a huge extent in terms of reporting on the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The controls keeping them out continue.

Local governments in our region could receive as much $28 million from the coronavirus rescue package signed by President Joe Biden last week.

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Last week, I had the opportunity to interview Sen. Roy Blunt for the second time in just over two months.

This week, March 14-20, is Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information that was launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors ­— now called the News Leaders Association.

Calls are growing for former President Donald Trump to speak out more forcibly in favor of COVID-19 vaccines.

Any time the governor visits a community it’s a special occasion, especially when a school is the focus of the visit.

Congress passed a $1.9 million COVID relief plan this past week that is being labeled the most audaciously ambitious social welfare legislation since the New Deal.

Dave Schatz brings a business perspective to his role as president pro tem of the Missouri Senate. The Republican from Franklin County understands that in business, you have to make investments to stay competitive.

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As I write this, I’m on my final day of quarantine for COVID-19. I am definitely ready to get out of the house, but it hasn’t been an easy time.

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