Tag: St Louis (Mo)

Democrats Run on Abortion, Even for Offices With Little Say on the Issue

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Eric Genrich is running a full-throated campaign in support of abortion rights, reminding voters of his position at every turn and hammering his anti-abortion opponent in television ads. At a recent event, he featured an obstetrician who now commutes to a state where abortion is legal to treat patients and a […]

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Severe Storms and Tornadoes Are Expected in Midwest and South

A large tornado was spotted near Little Rock, Ark., on Friday afternoon, prompting meteorologists there to evacuate as the National Weather Service declared it an “emergency.” The tornado is part of a complex and dangerous storm system that is poised to hit the Upper Midwest and South, forecasters said. Images from the city showed debris […]

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Black Soldiers Cycled 1,900 Miles Across the U.S. So He Did, Too.

In the summer of 1897, 20 Black U.S. Army infantrymen cycled 1,900 miles on fixed-gear, state-of-the-art bikes from Fort Missoula, Mont., to St. Louis. The Army ordered the grueling expedition to see whether soldiers could form a bicycle corps. Newspapers chronicled their progress as they pedaled 50 miles a day in mud and sand, through […]

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