Day: November 6, 2017

Centene Corporation’s bid to get architectural approval for facility stalled by the City of Clayton Planning Commission

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, Centene Corporation’s plan to get architectural approval for an early childhood education and employee training facility was stalled by the City of Clayton Planning Commission Monday night. Centene presented its site plan review for the property located at 7510 Maryland Avenue to the commission, which voted unanimously to table the issue, citing that the nation’s largest managed care company has failed to meet a requirement in its conditional […]

RELEASE: Voter protection advocates gear up to support voters on election day in Missouri

Voter protection advocates in Missouri are prepared to assist voters who have questions about their voting rights or face difficulties at the polls in light of new Photo ID requirements put in place in the state this year. With elections taking place in several jurisdictions Missouri, including St. Louis and Kansas City, the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition has a three-pronged voter protection operation to educate voters about the new requirements and track their experiences voting […]

Driskell resignation gives Greitens fifth seat to appoint on Board of Education

BY MICHAEL LAYER JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Joe Driskill announced he will be resigning from the Missouri Board of Education (BOE) on November 9. Governor Eric Greitens has faced heavy resistance from the BOE as three candidates have withdrawn from consideration and he has been trying to replace Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Driskill’s resignation allows Greitens the opportunity to have five appointments to the eight-person board. Joe Driskill In Driskill’s resignation letter, he said that he […]

RELEASE: MoDOT receives clean audit

JEFFERSON CITY — For the 18th consecutive year, the Missouri Department of Transportation has received an unmodified, or clean opinion from its independent auditors. The good news was delivered to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at its meeting this month in St. Louis. MoDOT Financial Services Director Brenda Morris said the clean audit reflects sound financial reporting. The accounting firm RubinBrown conducted the audit and their opinion was included in the department’s Comprehensive Annual […]

Lt. Gov. Parson calls for independent investigation of St. Louis Veterans Home, citing lack of faith in Missouri Veterans Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just days after Governor Eric Greitens penned a trite letter to Missouri’s U.S. Senators, Lt. Gov. Mike Parson has also penned a letter to Missouri Veterans Commission members about necessary investigations into the St. Louis Veterans Home. The Lt. Gov. on Friday sent the letter to commissioners, saying he felt he should make them “aware that the Lieutenant Governor’s Office has been conducting its own investigation into the allegations since February […]

STL County Council may address councilmember’s absences

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday may hear a resolution that would address one of its member’s prolonged absence. St. Louis County Councilman Sam Page will introduce a resolution on Tuesday that would reference Section 2.140.4 of the St. Louis County Charter at the Nov. 7 meeting only in the event that Councilman Ernie Trakas is unable to attend the scheduled meeting. According to Section 2.140.4 if any council member is absent from more than […]

Clayton Chamber of Commerce hosts 13th annual Best of Clayton

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce hosted its 13th annual Best of Clayton business and networking expo Monday, with more than 40 businesses and organizations participating. Local businesses from Clayton and the surrounding area set up booths to promote and advertise their services to local residents and other businesses. “Best of Clayton showcases the best businesses here in Clayton and members of the Chamber,” Clayton Chamber of Commerce executive director Ellen Gale said. “You don’t have […]

RELEASE: St. Louis Region Leaders Will Visit Buenos Aires and Rosario

ST. LOUIS— More than 30 community and business leaders from the St. Louis region are set for a trade & investment mission to Argentina. The trip to South America, from Nov. 5-11, will include stops in Buenos Aires and Rosario. The World Trade Center St. Louis and St. Louis Economic Development Partnership are leading the trade & investment mission. Partnership CEO Sheila Sweeney, World Trade Center Executive Director Tim Nowak and senior-level executives from many […]

Fire Marshal urges Missourians to check their fire extinguishers after millions are recalled

Recall includes 134 models of Kidde plastic-handle and push-button extinguishers manufactured since 1973 that may not work in an emergency JEFFERSON CITY – State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is urging all Missourians to check their fire extinguishers following a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of almost 38 million Kidde brand fire extinguishers in the U.S. The recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers – plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers […]

RELEASE: Garbanzo seeks team members for first St. Louis restaurant

ST. LOUIS — Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh is on the lookout for talented individuals to help foster its company culture and commitment to serving delicious and nutritious recipes. With its first restaurant in St. Louis rapidly nearing completion in Clayton, Garbanzo is seeking 40 candidates for several positions at its newest restaurant, which will be located at 8143 Maryland Ave. When it opens on Nov. 17, it will be the 25th Garbanzo restaurant nationwide. “We’re looking for […]