Day: January 3, 2018

STL County Council passes police overtime pay legislation

At the first meeting of 2018, the St. Louis County Council approved legislation that would grant millions of dollars for the St. Louis County Police Department to cover for overtime pay. The bill which was passed unanimously on Wednesday, was originally requested by St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, stated that the county police department would need a supplemental appropriation for $3 million. The legislation that was passed stated that the $3 million would come from […]

St. Louis County warming shelters provide safety in bitter winter

St. Louis County officials remind those in need that the county’s warming shelters are open to anyone who needs access to a warm place to stay during the bitter cold winter months. St. Vincent Community Center at 7335 St. Charles Rock Road in North County is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the Affton White-Rodgers Community Center at 9801 Mackenzie Rd. in South County is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. In […]

Father and daughter bringing ‘smart gym’ to Clayton

Claytonites will soon have a new, state-of-the-art fitness option that uses modern technology to maximize gain achieved during workouts and only wants you to sweat for 20 minutes twice a week. The Exercise Coach, an Illinois-based chain, is set to open in early February at 8500 Maryland Avenue Suite 101, still in time for the New Year’s Resolution rush. The local franchise is owned by Jessica Phillips and her dad Don Eisenberg, who are no strangers to […]

Kehoe defining his legacy through infrastructure policy, patient dealmaking

The Missouri Times presenting Kehoe with inaugural Statesman of the Year award after legislative lapse in his absence In celebration of the 5th Anniversary of The Missouri Times, staff, subscribers, people in the business community, and a group of longtime Capitol observers combined to select the 2017 Missouri Statesman of the Year. The inaugural honoree is Senator Mike Kehoe, Cole County. We asked this collection of influential Missourians to help us identify someone who consistently […]

Clayton Township Democrats to hold monthly meeting Thursday

The Clayton Township Democrats will begin the new year by focusing on the progressive movement in 2018 and beyond at their monthly meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the University City Public Library. Adam Kustra, who managed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign in Missouri in 2016 before becoming the leader of Mobilize Missouri, will be one of two guest speakers on hand to discuss some of the most pressing issues Democrats face this […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens to give Senate extra time to consider State Board appointments

Governor Eric Greitens announced that he will be reappointing five interim appointees to the State Board of Education at noon today. Those five interim appointees were withdrawn earlier this morning. “We’re here to help teachers, students, and families succeed. We found a great group of leaders in our state to work with us. I appreciate the Senate reaching out, to let us know they want ample time to hear these appointees,” said Governor Greitens. Senate […]

St. Louis Zoo welcomes eight new cheetah cubs

For the first time in its history, eight baby cheetahs were born late last year at the St. Louis Zoo. Born at the St. Louis Zoo River’s Edge Cheetah Breeding Center on Nov. 26, 2017 the cubs, three males and five females, are doing well and will remain in their private, indoor maternity den behind the scenes at River’s Edge for the next several months. The St. Louis Zoo said it will be several months […]

House Democrats to push for ethics reform once again with legislative package

 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri House Democrats are looking to push the envelope with ethics reform in the State Capitol, filing a comprehensive package of legislation they say will restore accountability and integrity to state government. Last year, the House Democrats filed a similar package, which they said simply mirrored the campaign promises made by Governor Eric Greitens. “While the Governor’s rhetoric sounded good, he failed to follow through on many of his promises,” Rep. […]

RELEASE: PowerPost Launches Publishing Playbook for Modern Brands

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PowerPost, a content marketing platform for enterprise brands, has today announced the launch of their definitive step-by-step guide for turning content marketing programs into true media operations. The Brand Publishing Roadmap helps create publishing programs using a specific methodology based in principles of journalism. This method helps marketers publish content with greater efficiency and effectiveness, saving time, money and resources. The term Brand Publisher refers to innovative brands that […]

RELEASE: GoHealth Urgent Care and Mercy partner to create premier network of patient-focused urgent care centers in multiple Midwest markets

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the nation’s fastest-growing urgent care providers, and Mercy, one of the nation’s most innovative and integrated care delivery health systems, today announced they have partnered to create a substantial network of urgent care centers across the Midwest that will put patients first and deliver superior care and convenience. The joint venture will provide patients in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas with greater access to innovative urgent […]