Day: December 4, 2017

Hummel, Mitten file legislation to fix damage caused by last year’s discriminatory Senate Bill 43

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State Sen. Jake Hummel (D-St. Louis) and Rep. Gina Mitten (D-St. Louis) have filed Senate Bill 620 and House Bill 1317, legislation that will restore common sense protections for Missourians who are unfairly discriminated against. This legislation also contains the Missouri Fair Housing Act, which will prevent the state from losing $500,000 in housing funds. During the 2017 Legislative Session, Republican legislators passed and the governor signed Senate Bill 43, which […]

Washington University purchases building in Delmar Loop

Washington University’s investment venture’s in the Delmar Loop took a step forward Monday after it acquired another building there. The university acquired the property at 6640-54 Delmar and the parking lot adjacent to the building for about $1.5 million. The building will house the Craft Alliance Education Center. The properties had a combined appraised value of about $600,000. Washington University, in a statement, said the university views the property as a long-term hold asset. Washington University […]

A retrospective on the 30-year career of the 55th Governor of the State of Missouri, Jay Nixon

Over the past couple weeks, our publisher Scott Faughn spent nearly 8 hours with Governor Nixon discussing every aspect of his career from growing up in DeSoto, to the State Senate, as Attorney General, and his time in the Governor’s Mansion. More Missourians cast their votes to elect Jay Nixon as Governor of Missouri than anyone in state history. In the final part of our series, Governor Nixon shared his views on the events of […]

STL County Police Chief asking for legislation that would cover police overtime pay

The St. Louis County Police chief is requesting that the St. Louis County Council draft legislation that would cover the costs of St. Louis County Police overtime pay. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar sent a letter to both the St. Louis County Council and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger requesting that the county police department receive a supplemental appropriation for $3 million. Belmar said the appropriation would cover the amount of overtime […]

RELEASE: SBA Deputy Administrator Connects With Veteran Owned Small Businesses on Procurement

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Deputy AdministratorAlthea Leslie, the second ranking official at the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be the keynote speaker on Thursday for the final day of the “Dining with Decision Makers” luncheon segment of the National Veterans Small Business Engagement. The four-day conference, hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is the VA’s signature procurement event where Veteran-Owned Small Businesses are given direct access to procurement decision makers and acquisition […]

RELEASE: Comedian Ron White coming to Peabody Opera House

Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon, makes his return to St. Louis with his new stand-up show. White has achieved three Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units. Currently, White can […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson to Hold Press Conference in Jefferson City

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will hold a press conference today in Jefferson City to ask for necessary action to be taken to resolve the situation involving allegations of mistreatment at the St. Louis Veterans Home. Information will also be released related to the Administrator and Assistant Administrator of this facility. The Lieutenant Governor strongly feels that resolution of this situation affecting our state’s veterans who reside at this facility, family members, and […]

RELEASE: MetroLink announces work scheduled from December 4-8

Construction work for the new Cortex MetroLink Station may result in delays for some Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink passengers during the evenings of December 4 through December 8. Monday through Friday (December 4-8) from 8 p.m. to end of service, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station, and Blue Line trains will only operate between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Stations. Westbound Blue Line passengers will […]

RELEASE: Links 2 Health mobile screening unit program introduced

Bi-State Development and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health today unveiled Links 2 Health, a new mobile health screening program that will enhance access to much-needed health care services for residents of North St. Louis County. The Links 2 Health mobile screening vehicle was displayed at the Wellston Transit Center during a special ceremony on December 1. The 18-month pilot program will provide adults 18 years of age and older with health screenings, […]

RELEASE: Cardinals acquire outfielder J.B. Woodman from Toronto in exchange for infielder Aledmys Diaz

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Friday that they have acquired minor league outfielder J.B. Woodman from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for infielder Aledmys Diaz. Woodman, who turns 23 on December 13, was the Blue Jays second round pick (57th overall) in the 2016 draft out of the University of Mississippi.  He spent the 2017 season playing mostly center field and right field for Lansing (A) in the Midwest League, where he appeared in […]