Day: October 3, 2017

Resolution that seeks to hire more county auditing staff passed St. Louis County Council

UPDATED to include St. Louis County Counselor Peter Krane’s letter to Bick & Kistner law firm. St. Louis County Councilman Sam Page introduced a resolution on Tuesday that seeks to employ a law firm that would allow the County Council to fill a vacant auditor position. The resolution passed 4-1-2, with Councilmember Pat Dolan voting no, and Councilmembers Colleen Wasinger, and Mark Harder abstaining. Page said in an interview last month that the St. Louis […]

Guest Column: Combined strengths of merged Bayer, Monsanto will help world meet formidable challenge – feeding 10 Billion people

By Former State Rep. Casey Guernsey Our world faces many daunting challenges in the decades ahead, with perhaps the most basic being how to feed a growing population even as our living space consumes more and more of the land where our food is produced. We must increase agricultural productivity by 60 percent to feed the approximately 10 billion people expected to inhabit the Earth by 2050 (up from 7 billion right now) – even as […]

Annual conference discusses ways Missouri can move forward with energy consumption

At an annual conference, leaders within the energy efficiency field discuss how the energy business is driving today’s economy. Midwest Energy Policy Conference, held at Washington University from Oct. 3-4, is an event featured speakers from all over the state that invites them to discuss how Missouri uses energy and how the state could improve its energy usage. The conference is sponsored by the Missouri Energy Initiative, which is a group that consists of industry, […]

RELEASE: New Fresh Food Kiosks to Bring Healthy Food Options to Metro Transit Riders and North St. Louis County Residents

ST. LOUIS, MO: Bi-State Development is launching an 18-month pilot program to provide access to healthy food for transit riders and residents in two areas in North St. Louis County who do not have convenient access to grocery stores or supermarkets. The new Link Market food kiosks, located at the North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers, will officially open in the coming weeks — offering fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs, bread, meat, cheese and other […]

How one female executive is driving down the cost of healthcare

In an industry where tech advances have traditionally been focused on medical devices, one entrepreneur is using technology to drive down costs in healthcare. Standalone hospitals with a human resources department interviewing doctors, nurses and staff for hiring is a model that’s rare in the United States. In today’s healthcare industry, healthcare systems are spread out across multiple hospitals and clinics making the process of hiring a complex process. Labor costs in healthcare are the […]

Missouri-American Water case could change how Missouri decides rates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new rate case proposal from Missouri-American Water Company (MAWC) could drastically change the way rate cases are handled in the Show-Me State if the Missouri Public Service Commission signs off. That’s because MAWC is proposing to use a future test year to base their water and sewer rate cases on. In rate cases, test-year sales and operating costs are adjusted to reflect ‘normal’ weather based on either a model of […]

RELEASE: Blunt Praises President Trump’s Intent to Nominate Mark James to Serve as U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Missouri

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today praised President Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate Mark James to the position of United States Marshal for the Western District of Missouri. “Mark James’s dedication to public service and commitment to safer communities make him an excellent choice to serve as U.S. Marshal,” said Blunt. “Over the course of his nearly 40-year career, Mr. James has earned widespread praise for effectively managing law enforcement operations […]

Fire Prevention Week 2017 focuses on planning

Oct. 8 – 14 awareness campaign emphasizes teaching every member of the family two escape routes from each room of house and participating in home fire drill twice a year  JEFFERSON CITY – In advance of Fire Prevention Week 2017, State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is urging Missouri families to plan two escape routes from each room in their home, to teach children how to escape and to conduct family fire drills twice year. “In […]

The Chase Park Plaza announces new Director of Sales and Marketing

ST. LOUIS (October 2, 2017) – The Chase Park Plaza, a Royal Sonesta Hotel, has named Frederik Houben as Director of Sales and Marketing of the award-winning property. In his new role, Houben will be responsible for the successful execution of the sales, catering and marketing teams as well as serve on the hotel’s Executive Committee. Over the course of his 20-year career, Houben has led the success of several distinctive properties throughout North America […]