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Did recalled Missouri cannabis products pose health risks? Regulators aren’t sure

1 week 6 days ago
Marijuana dispensaries and warehouses across Missouri are holding on to more than 62,000 products in special vaults. The state suspects that they were infused with a questionable THC concentrate, or distillate, purchased from a Robertsville-based licensed marijuana manufacturer called Delta Extraction. Delta Extraction is fighting to get the Aug. 14 recall overturned — and one of the company’s main arguments is that the products were tested by state-licensed labs and don’t pose a health risk…
Rebecca Rivas

St. Charles County Council passes property tax freeze for seniors

1 week 6 days ago
On Monday night, the St. Charles County Council unanimously approved a property tax freeze for area seniors. It was made possible after the state legislature passed a bill last session allowing for cities and counties to help out aging homeowners on fixed incomes. This property tax freeze would start next year and would be based on those property values for all St. Charles County residents 62 and older. The St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann said there has been some pushback from schools…
Laura Barczewski

Washington University the 2nd Missouri provider to stop transgender care for minors

1 week 6 days ago
Washington University in St. Louis joined University of Missouri Health as the latest provider of care to transgender minors to announce it is canceling pre-existing prescriptions for puberty blockers or hormone-replacement therapy. A new state law restricting access to gender-affirming care bars those under 18 from beginning new treatments. But in a compromise with opponents of the ban, lawmakers grandfathered in patients who had begun a medical transition before the law went into effect on Aug.…
Annelise Hanshaw

Wentzville automakers rally just days before potential strike

2 weeks ago
Members of the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) say they will begin their strike at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday if their demands are not met. That day will mark the current contract expiration date. Currently, UAW workers at the GM plant in Wentzville say they're only eligible for a 6% raise with no pension or retirement plan for when people stop working. UAW Local 2250 held a rally on Sunday near the Wentzville plant to show the corporations how serious they are. Union members who attended shouted…
Diamond Palmer

Washington University to adopt 'no-loan' financial aid policy in 2024

2 weeks 3 days ago
Washington University will adopt a new financial aid policy next fall that aims to increase the affordability of an undergraduate degree from the school. Under the "no-loan" policy, federal loans for undergraduate students will be removed from all financial aid packages and replaced with scholarships and university grants, according to a news release from the university. The move will help ensure all students can earn a degree from the school without acquiring thousands of dollars in debt. "We…
Jennifer Somers