Lippmann returned to her native St. Louis after spending two years covering state government in Lansing, Michigan. She earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and followed (though not directly) in Maria Altman's footsteps in Springfield, also earning her graduate degree in public affairs reporting. She's also done reporting stints in Detroit, Michigan and Austin, Texas. Rachel likes to fill her free time with good books, good friends, good food, and good baseball.
After Republican lawmakers in Missouri refused to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion in the state, state Supreme Court justices say low-income individuals must have access to care.
Kim Gardner, the city's first black prosecutor, alleges that the city, police union and others are trying to force her out of office and block her reform agenda.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has resigned from office, insisting he hasn't broken any laws. He's faces allegations of sexual abuse and violating campaign finance laws.
A circuit attorney has withdrawn an invasion of privacy case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens — just as the case was getting started. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rachel Lippmann of St. Louis Public Radio about what happens next.