Thursday, January 17, 2013
A campaign kicked off Wednesday to expand coverage to anyone making 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Advocates say the move would cover an additional 250,000 Missourians.
Grassroots leaders and organizations in St. Louis converged Wednesday to announce a campaign to expand Medicaid coverage in Missouri, a move they say is critical for the state's working poor. During a press conference at Kirkwood Baptist Church, faith leaders, advocates and Medicaid customers called for Missouri to adopt legislation that expands coverage to anyone making 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Under the current system, Missouri does not offer Medicaid to single adults, unless they are disabled, and parents or caretakers with dependent children must make 25 percent of the FPL to receive Medicaid. (See PDF for comparison of current eligibility requirements versus those under an expanded coverage system.) "Missouri …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Check out the 10 most read stories on Missouri Patch sites for the month of November.
1. What are the Winning Powerball Numbers and Results in Missouri? Given the month, you'd think our most popular story would involve Black Friday or a presidential election. Nope. Not when more than a half a billion dollars is at stake. St. Louis readers were flocking to our winning Powerball numbers story on Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch. When it was all said and done, the winning numbers were 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 with the Powerball number of 6. Two winners—one from Missouri and another from Arizona—were later announced. 2. Florissant Man Injured at Washer Tournament Taken Off Life Support, Friends Say A Florissant man was in critical condition after he fought with a Hazelwood man during a washer tournament at Pirate’s Cove Bar & Grill. …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Associated Press is reporting that two winning Powerball tickets were sold for last night's drawing.
No one has stepped forward yet, but the Associated Press is reporting that two winning tickets were sold for last night's Powerball lottery. The AP says the winning Powerball tickets came from Missouri and Arizona. The winning numbers are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 with the Powerball number of 6, according to the Powerball website. Missouri Lottery officials say the winning ticket came from the Kansas City area. An exact store location will be released later today, according to spokeswoman Susan Goedde. “It is so exciting to sell one of these Powerball tickets,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery, in a press release. “In addition, we sold two tickets that matched all five white balls, which means they each win $1 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel gave his acceptance speech just before midnight Tuesday, after a night of number watching in a close race with Republican challenger Cole McNary.
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel and Republican challenger Rep. Cole McNary faced off in the Nov. 6 election for the position of Missouri State Treasurer. As results came in Tuesday night, both candidates gathered with friends and family at St. Louis area watch parties. Initially, it was a tight race, but ultimately Zweifel declared victory and thanked his supporters just before midnight. "I think a lot of this illustrates hard work and investment in each other," Zweifel said. With 100 percent of the precincts counted early Wednesday morning, Zweifel had 50.3 percent of the vote and McNary had 45.5 percent of the vote. Zweifel tells Patch McNary did call him and concede Tuesday night. Both parties tell Patch they knew it would be a …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Wondering what your ballot will look like? Here's a way to take a peek before heading to the polls.
There's a lot at stake in the presidential election on Nov. 6. Are you ready? We know that even though we have offered you a lot on election information on Patch, sometimes it looks different when you are in the voting booth. To find out what your ballot will look like, visit the Missouri Secretary of State website and simply enter your name, address and date of birth.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Falcons score early and often to advance to district final.
FENTON – It wasn’t the ending Brent Tinker and his Fox football team wanted. Rockwood Summit scored on its opening possession and never looked back in a 34-0 rout of the Warriors on Wednesday night in a Class 5 District 1 semifinal. “They made some real good plays,” Tinker said of the Falcons. “But I’m proud of the turnaround our kids have started to make. Summit scored touchdowns on three of its first four possessions, methodically marching 64, 84 and 80 yards, on each respective scoring drive. “The credit goes to (Summit),” Tinker said. “They were well-prepared and I wish them all the luck moving on.” The Falcons (7-3) will travel to Jackson on Monday night in the district final. Jackson was a 54-14 winner over Vianney. The Fox offense …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
"Patch" has counted 205 Missouri cases in the so-called Boy Scout "perversion files" gathered by the Los Angeles Times. The Greater St. Louis Boy Council wants parents to know it’s working to prevent abuse within its ranks.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Patch prides itself on local coverage, but Missouri politics can have just as much an effect as local government. Here's an easy guide to what happened this week on the state political scene.
Editor's Note: This article was created by aggregating news articles from Missouri Watchdog. McCaskill leads congressional candidates in out-of-state campaign donations Although Claire McCaskill is Missouri’s senator, they seem to love her in such places as New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. An examination of election donations shows that McCaskill, a Democrat, is the only Missouri congressional candidate who gets more individual campaign support from outside the Show Me State than from within its borders. Fifty-seven percent of the $6.3 million that McCaskill has raised for the 2012campaign from individual donations comes from other states. The next highest is District 5 incumbent Democrat Emanuel Cleaver, who has raised 41 …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
George Engelbach wowed attendees at the Republican National Convention with his likeness to Abraham Lincoln. Engelbach, from Hillsboro, is a former Missouri state representative who is up for election on the county council in November.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Claire McCaskill appeared on MSNBC Monday to discuss Todd Akin's comment on 'legitimate rape,' which she calls a 'gut-check' for Missourians.
Claire McCaskill has been quick to respond to Todd Akin's comment Sunday in an interview with Patch news partner FOX2 that aired on Sunday with Charles Jaco in which Akin suggested the female body has ways of shutting down to prevent pregnancy during a "legitimate rape." See: Rep. Todd Akin On Hot Seat Over 'Legitimate Rape' Comment in FOX2 Interview After calling Akin's comment 'offensive' and 'outrageous' in a statement released Sunday, the Missouri Senator appeared on MSNBC Monday. "For the state I love, I hope this is a moment where everyone who hasn't been paying close attention, um, this statement is kind of a window into Todd Akin's mind," McCaskill said on Morning Joe. McCaskill went onto note that Akin won the Republican primary …