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Past articles by Abby:

Feeling stressed? Here's how to make the most of it

Stress can sometimes be a good thing, if you have the tools to manage it. → Read More

Celebrated artist's diversity mural censored at Cahokia High School

St. Louis artist Cbabi Bayoc painted the mural at Cahokia High School in Illinois. The phrase "Black Lives Matter" in the mural was covered up. → Read More

'Shock, but not surprise': Local experts break down Russian invasion of Ukraine and history between the countries

Ukraine and International Relation experts weigh in on the lead-up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

Misunderstanding, misinformation contribute to low child vaccine rates

Kids aren't getting COVID-19 vaccines at the same rates as adults in Missouri: and some health experts say misinformation and misunderstanding could be why. → Read More

Record inflation hitting Missouri farmers

Most will have no choice but to pass some of the cost on to consumers. → Read More

Gateway Speedskating introduces young people to the popular Olympic sport

One of their own will compete in Beijing this February. → Read More

What is 'The Bluest Eye' about and why teachers say it's better to teach it in class than ban it

“There are books that are perhaps better read with the help of an adult, maybe in particular, an adult who is trained on how to handle some of these tough topics." → Read More

"I think this is a very good community": Wu family roster full of hockey lovers

A move to west county years ago made St. Louis their residence. A team made it home. With no experience in hockey, a fun hobby was passed down to their kids. → Read More

Teen figure skaters find friendship on the ice in St. Louis

Even when they're on the ice alone, St. Louis teen figure skaters are in good company. → Read More

St. Louis doctor studying possible treatment for long COVID-19 symptoms

One patient says her life is nearly "back to normal", after more than a year of debilitating side effects, thanks to Dr. Weinstock's treatment. → Read More

What to do about 'inconclusive' COVID test results

Scoring a COVID-19 test appointment can be complicated, but the results can be too. PCR tests are processed in a lab and in short supply across the country. → Read More

You were around someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Now what?

Here is some information on how to navigate this scenario if you are unvaccinated, vaccinated or boosted. Quarantine guide updated for omicron. → Read More

Did you get the J&J vaccine? Here's what to know about its effectiveness and booster guidance

Here's what to know about the single-dose J&J vaccination, including its efficacy, who should get boosters and when, and the rare thrombosis side effect. → Read More

Neighbors team up to discourage 'celebratory gunfire' on New Year's Eve

The community is leaning in to an effort to stop dangerous gunshots in the city. → Read More

What is 5G, and do you need it?

The answer will depend on how "connected" you want to be. → Read More

New eyedrops promise to replace reading glasses

Vuity is a newly FDA-approved eyedrop designed to replace reading glasses. It's especially helpful for people living with the eye condition presbyopia. → Read More

Regulators challenge Spire's communication over future of STL Pipeline

After months of issuing warnings of possible service disruptions, Spire Energy is being ordered to send out a different kind of message. → Read More

Inflation: Explained by a high school economics teacher

Although it's an expected part of the economy, right now we're living through the highest spike in 30 years. Some experts say things will get better after the pandemic. → Read More

St. Louis pet rescue groups 'drowning' in abandoned cats, dogs

They believe the end of the eviction moratorium and pandemic curveballs are causing people to part with their pets. → Read More

1 year of medical marijuana in Missouri: A look at the patients, jobs and tax revenue

A patient, doctor and bud tender discuss the impacts on the state, including jobs, businesses, tax revenue, health conditions and what still needs to be done. → Read More