Did Covid-19 back Missouri employers into a corner and expose stagnant wages and dead-end jobs?
The job market has never been so strange. Employment rates in Missouri are hard to understand, and everyone asks the same question. Where are all the Missouri workers?. Covid-19 collectively changed a whole country, and we are still knee-deep in the aftermath of the decision to shut down the U.S. While opinions vary on this decision, it's hard to say what would have happened had we left the country open and let the disease do what it does. Hindsight is 20/20; however, it's unclear if this shift of the country will be good or bad for Missourians. One thing is for sure: things are very different than before Covid-19 paralyzed the U.S.Read full story
Should Missouri inmates still be held in prison or executed if new evidence is found of innocence?
Not many people understand the absolute power of a prosecuting attorney. The prosecutor holds more power and control over people and their futures than anyone in the judicial system, including judges and juries.Read full story
A rental crisis in Missouri & cost of living leaves low-income parents with few options for housing.
Being a parent is hard enough, but Missouri is falling short in this economy. While Missouri offers great programs like Medicaid, WIC, and Food Stamps, the rules often make it impossible to get back on your feet.Read full story
Recreational marijuana becomes legal tomorrow in Missouri & the state will begin a review of pot cases.
Although Missouri legalized recreational marijuana, many issues covered in the original proposal, "LegalMo 2022," which passed in the November elections, are still somewhat vague. One of them is people who are caught up with Child Protective Services and custody of their kids due to marijuana.Read full story
Residents of Missouri voted to legalize recreational marijuana and new laws begin next Thursday.
One of the most significant changes to the state of Missouri in the November election was the legalization of recreational marijuana in Missouri. What a strange but inevitable outcome for Missouri residents.Read full story
The Vice President claimed that the U.S. borders are secure this weekend & found over 100 migrants at her door today.
Over the weekend, Vice President Harris downplayed problems at the southern border on two separate occasions stating,. "indeed have a broken immigration system, but our borders are closed."Read full story
Is Missouri's bail reform working & will the new Illinois "no cash bail system" in January 2023 work?
Living in St. Louis keeps Missouri residents close to Illinois. A quick jump over one of the bridges across the Mississippi puts you in a very different state with very different rules. In Illinois, marijuana is legal recreationally, and right over the bridge, you can hit a dispensary immediately after entering the state. Gas prices and cigarette taxes are much higher on the east side of the river, and Illinois residents have very different gun laws.Read full story
4J Vacation Rentals & Kickn'K offer a great way to get that last float trip in for the season before the cold hits.
We recently rented a cabin from 4J Vacation Rentals in Steelville, MO, for some time away. We stayed in the cabin for the few days we were there. It had a hot tub, and we enjoyed our time alone without kids. We bought steaks from their adjoining cattle farm that were hands down the best steaks we've ever eaten. We realized 4J Vacation Rentals offered much more than we knew on the way out. Not only did they offer fresh beef and chicken raised without hormones and pesticides, but they also have several very nice cabins and a canoe/raft rental service on the adjoining property.Read full story
This peaceful retreat on a cattle farm in Steelville, Missouri, is an excellent getaway for peace-seeking beef lovers.
Occasionally you find a place that supersedes expectations, and this is one of those instances. My significant other and I decided to find a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life in the big city, work, and stress.Read full story
Update: How many migrants have been bused to Washington D.C. from the border by Texas Gov. Abbott since April?
In April, Texas Governor Abbott announced he would begin shipping illegal immigrants to Washington D.C. in response to the Biden administration's attempt to repeal Title 42. Tijuana-California BorderBarbara Zandoval/Unsplash.Read full story
What you click online is more important than you realize and may limit what content is available for your viewing.
Each user online has a model created by computers, including details about your personal thought process you are unaware of that controls every single aspect of your life. The humans at big tech are not responsible for the effects of social media on Americans. It's the computers that run big tech, and they are leading us to a dangerous place.Read full story
The west is considering diverting water from the Mississippi River to solve its water woes.
States like Arizona, Nevada, and California are experiencing long-term water shortages and drought. The Colorado River is at historic lows. Last year the state of Arizona asked Congress to study the possibility of diverting water from the Mississippi to the West to solve their water issues in states with depleted water sources.Read full story
Attorney General says the states have a constitutional right to protect themselves at the border against an "invasion."
Does the crisis at the border affect Missouri? The A.G. of Arizona says it affects the whole country & the fentanyl crossing the border is alarming. Illegal immigrants trying to cross the border.Pink Politic/Twitter.Read full story
How will the Supreme Court decision regarding "Roe vs Wade" affect Missouri abortion laws?
In a history-changing decision this week, The Supreme Court of the United States overturned the 1973 decision in the controversial "Roe vs. Wade" ruling. The conclusion from the 70's made it a constitutional right for a woman to terminate her pregnancy. Conservatives are happy, but liberals are furious. There are two sides to this story, and then there is the truth.Read full story
Exclusive interview with the mother of missing Jessi Wilfong who was found buried in a barn last week in Cape County MO
Missing since May, 21-year-old Jessie Wilfong's body was found after being last seen walking into her uncle's house & never leaving. In my interview with Kathy Wilfong, Jessi's mom, she said she knew something was really wrong when she didn't hear from her daughter on her 21st birthday on May 26.Read full story
Opinion: Can the US become proactive instead of reactive with gun control or are we at a stalemate?
Studies find that gun-free zones leave law-abiding citizens vulnerable. Law-abiding citizens will not carry a weapon into a gun-free zone, leaving them vulnerable to criminals who carry illegal firearms. 94% of mass shootings have occurred in gun-free zones since 1950.Read full story
The true cost of freedom can be felt when visiting Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
St. Louis is home to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary. Jefferson Barracks is one of the National Cemetary Administrations oldest interment sites. Overlooking the Mississippi River, the post was opened in 1826 and was the U.S. Army's first permanent base west of the river.Read full story
In the 1900s triple-digit temps forced St. Louis residents to sleep in Forest Park and other parks in St. Louis City.
In the 1900s, several heatwaves wreaked havoc on the nation. On July 14, 1954, temperatures reached a record-breaking 115 degrees in St. Louis, Missouri killing 106 people. In the 1900s temperatures were so hot that people who lived in St. Louis slept in Forest Park.50pluslife.com.Read full story
What's happening in Festus in June? The Firecracker Festival, The Mayor's Cruise, and Swingin' Under the Stars.
What is happening in June in Festus?City of Festus / Facebook. June brings the Mayor's Cruise, The two-day Firecracker Festival, and Swingin' Under the Stars in Festus, Missouri.Read full story
Opinion: Tuesday's school shooting kills 21 people & raises questions, should Missouri teachers be armed in classrooms?
On Tuesday, a former Uvalde High School student in Texas walked into Robb Elementary School and killed nineteen children and two school teachers in a classroom where he barricaded himself.Read full story