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COVID Liability Bill Would Shield Missouri Nursing Homes From Consequences, Advocates Warn

Missouri lawmakers are considering legislation that would protect nursing homes and other businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits. Supporters say the measure, approved by the Missouri Senate in February, is necessary to prevent a wave of litigation against businesses already struggling to survive. Similar liability shields have been enacted in more than a dozen other states, but some advocates worry the proposal will prevent nursing home residents from holding facilities legally...

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St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas is uninjured after a shooting on Interstate 64.

5 On Your Side first reported that Trakas’ car was shot at while driving on a stretch of the highway in Frontenac.

In a tweet Friday afternoon, Trakas thanked everyone who reached out to make sure he wasn’t hurt.

“Today reminded me that violence impacts everyone in our region,” the tweet read, in part.

The new exhibition being displayed at the St. Louis Art Museum, “Nubia: Treasures of Ancient Africa,” features jewelry, pottery, sculpture, metalwork and more.

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St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas is uninjured after a shooting on Interstate 64.

5 On Your Side first reported that Trakas’ car was shot at while driving on a stretch of the highway in Frontenac.

In a tweet Friday afternoon, Trakas thanked everyone who reached out to make sure he wasn’t hurt.

“Today reminded me that violence impacts everyone in our region,” the tweet read, in part.

The new exhibition being displayed at the St. Louis Art Museum, “Nubia: Treasures of Ancient Africa,” features jewelry, pottery, sculpture, metalwork and more.

Jurors have recommended that Kylr Yust receive the maximum sentences for his convictions in the deaths of Jessica Runions and Kara Kopetsky.

The jurors said Yust should serve life in prison for second-degree murder in connection with the death of Runions and 15 years for voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Kopetsky.

The jury convicted Yust, 32, of the charges Thursday night following an eight-day-long trial after it had deliberated for 16 hours.

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Sager | Braudis -- Painting of the Month

An Embrace, Of Sorts
SARA OLSHANSKY

Sager | Braudis -- Painting of the Month

Sara Olshansky -- An Embrace, Of Sorts
Artist Sara Olshansky was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville in 2018 with a BFA in 2D Studio Art and a BA in Art History. In this drawing, Olshansky explores addition and erasure of imagery on a single picture plane, with interest in how this technique might mirror lived experience, especially with respect to time. By condensing past, present, and future to one, monoscenic picture plane, she makes the components interdependent, emphasizing their relativity. Instead of representing a space, as a drawing traditionally would, this composition conveys interactions and movements over time.

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Missouri is preparing to launch a $5 million ad campaign to urge residents to get the coronavirus vaccine as appointment times begin to go unfilled in some places even though the state expanded eligibility to everyone age 16 or older.

Called Stronger Together, the campaign will begin next month and will provide vaccination information through radio, TV, print and social media messages.

Missouri Democrats Consider Their Future

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Missouri Democrats haven’t controlled the Legislature and Governor’s office since 2000. Missouri was a purple state where Democrats won competitive races within tight margins.

Today, the former-battleground state is now solidly red, with three pockets of blue. There is only one Democrat in statewide office and Missouri’s legislature and the governor’s office are in the GOP’s hands.

“It seems almost as if folks were just kind of blindsided by this machine that the Republicans had been creating on the campaign side,” state House Minority Leader Representative Crystal Quade said.


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