Day: April 17, 2018

What the Greitens scandal could mean for Trump and the Republican Party

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Prior to the November 2016 elections, the similarities between two Republican candidates – now-President Donald Trump and Gov. Eric Greitens – could be easily drawn, using similar tactics and promises of cleaning up politics. Both men claimed a Republican victory, with Greitens following Trump’s surge to claim the executive office. For both men, it was their first-ever elected office. The political journey of the two men seems to mirror each other, […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen give Civilian Oversight Board subpoena power on last day of 2017-2018 session

In their final meeting of the 2017-2018 session, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen gave a highly anticipated bill that grants subpoena power to the St. Louis Civilian Oversight Board final approval. The board passed Board Bill 233 by a vote of 23-2, with Alderman Joesph Vacarro, 23rd Ward, and Aderman Tom Oldenburg, 16th Ward, voting no. The measure, introduced by Alderwoman Pam Boyd, 27th Ward, will empower the COB to issue subpoenas to compel […]

Hawley says Greitens may have committed a felony in using donor list, hands over evidence to St. Louis Circuit Attorney

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Tuesday he has uncovered a potential felony violation by Gov. Eric Greitens. In a press conference held at his office, Hawley said the violation is related to Greitens’ nonprofit, The Mission Continues, and that he has turned evidence over to the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. “In the course of this investigation, we have uncovered evidence of wrongdoing that goes beyond Missouri’s charity laws,” Hawley said. “To […]

RELEASE: World’s largest chess piece unveiled at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — The World Chess Hall of Fame unveiled the newest world record for the largest chess piece, certified by Guinness World Records. The record-breaking king chess piece stands 20 feet tall with a base of 9 feet, 2 inches, and is an exact scale replica of the black Staunton King piece used in the inaugural Sinquefield Cup held at the Saint Louis Chess Club annually since 2013. “This year marks the 10th anniversary of […]

RELEASE: TricoBraun expands Board of Directors

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — TricorBraun, a global packaging solutions leader and a portfolio company of AEA Investors, today announced that it has expanded its board of directors with the appointment of Manuel J. Perez de la Mesa. Perez de la Mesa joins David W. Bullock and Robert E. Hill, Jr. as independent directors on the 10-member board. “With their broad strategic backgrounds and distinguished track records, Manny, Dave and Robert undoubtedly strengthen our board’s breadth of […]

RELEASE: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri introduces new medicare supplement Plan F to help consumers control health care costs

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri (Anthem) is introducing a new Medicare Supplement Plan F (Plan F). With this announcement, consumers in Missouri enrolled in Original Medicare will have a new option to better control their out-of-pocket health care costs. This competitively priced Plan F will be available for enrollment starting June 1, 2018. “We are pleased to offer Medicare-eligible individuals in Missouri a Medicare Supplement plan that complements their Original Medicare and […]