Day: November 13, 2017

Education officials, lawmakers firing back at Greitens’ attempt to oust State Board of Education commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri education officials are firing back at Republican Governor Eric Greitens’ alleged attempt to oust the state’s top education official, and now some lawmakers are adding their voices to the call. Last week, Greitens appointed a fifth new member to the State Board of Education, gathering the number of majority votes needed to oust current Missouri Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven, who was appointed in 2015. The five new appointees, who […]

St. Louis County Council scheduled for budget talks this week

The St. Louis County Council will meet all week regarding proposed budget meeting reviews. Scheduled throughout the week, the Council will discuss various budget talks regarding specific county departments and positions. Some of the St. Louis County Council special committee hearings will include reviews of the Department of Human Services, the Children’s Service Fund, Department of Public Health, Department of Administration, and Board of Elections to name a few. In addition to the various committee […]

Hawley takes aim at Google with latest investigation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Attorney General is targeting one of the world’s most valuable companies in the latest investigation by his office. “In this rapidly evolving tech universe, we need to consider the ways of what we do online is tracked by tech companies, and what happens to that information,” Hawley said. “How do all algorithms influence the news articles that we see? How are advertisements placed into our news feeds? And to what […]

Local company set to launch line of fashionable golf apparel for women

A new company based in St. Louis will launch a line of fashionable clothing for the golf course catering directly to women. Motherputter, an all-female company, is working to take on the male-dominated sport, by empowering women with fresh new styles that embrace femininity and individuality, while honoring the traditions of the game. “We play lights out and we wear dresses” Motherputter co-Founder Kim Tuttle said in a written statement. Three years ago, the idea […]

Proposed St. Louis Blues practice facility changing location

After a hard-fought battle, the St. Louis Legacy Ice Foundation will now build the St. Louis Blues practice facility in the Maryland Park Lake District. Originally, the group wanted to build the $75 million facility at 13777 and 13750 Marine Ave. in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park but after hundreds of protestors loudly voiced their concerns about the practice arena, and blockage from the National Park Service — the four-rink facility will find home nearby. […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen to hear Protect Clayton Neighborhood’s appeal of Centene’s Maryland School redevelopment plans

Clayton’s Board of Aldermen will hear an appeal from a neighborhood group looking to stop Centene Corporation’s redevelopment plans of the Maryland School property Tuesday night. Centene, the nation’s largest healthcare provider, agreed in July to buy the building from the School District of Clayton with plans to use it to house its employees development program and offer an early childhood center for employees’ children. A conditional use permit was granted to Centene at the […]

Guest Column: Boosting The Image Of Police, One Department At A Time

I recently had the privilege of a ride-along with my city’s Police Chief – Kevin Scott. It was a great experience to learn about the department and the direction of our community. I want to share what I learned about the police department because I think it’s pretty special, and to critics of police policies and tactics it offers hope for the future. I did not have police officers in my family, and have only […]

RELEASE: Greitens signs Memorandum of Understanding with HackerUSA

Governor Eric Greitens signed an agreement this week during a trade mission to Israel that will help provide cybersecurity training to Missouri students. The memorandum of understanding between the Missouri Department of Higher Education and HackerUSA paves the way for partnerships between the company and Missouri colleges and universities to offer programs designed to help technology professionals protect their organizations and citizens from cyber attacks. HackerUSA is operated by HackerU, a leader in the field of […]