Lawsuit over St. Louis homeless camp on hold; cases continue to rise in Missouri and Illinois

[Source:] ST. LOUIS — A city effort to clear a downtown homeless camp that officials say is unsanitary was on hold Friday after a public-interest law firm sued. The lawyers argued that the city was trying to criminalize efforts by the homeless to get food and protect themselves from the coronavirus pandemic.   Read […]

The case for focusing St. Louis County’s federal money on the most vulnerable

[Source:] ST. LOUIS — St. Louis County Council voted on Tuesday to give County Executive Sam Page the authority to spend more than $173 million in federal coronavirus relief money. It was a party line vote. Democrats said Page needs the flexibility to make quick purchases on supplies like COVID-19 tests and personal protective […]

Hundreds of kids to receive technology to help them learn thanks to St. Louis County Library

[Source:] ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — More than 200 St. Louis County kids will receive technology aimed at helping them learn while they are unable to attend school. St. Louis County Library is providing 221 PBS Kids Playtime Pads to two school districts, Hancock Place and Ritenour, which will provide them to eligible families […]