Day: May 10, 2018

Jury selection process begins in felony invasion of privacy case against Greitens

Jury selection began Thursday in the felony invasion of privacy case against Governor Eric Greitens with 17 potential jurors being seated for further questioning. A total of 80 prospective jurors — 40 in the morning and 40 in the afternoon — filled out questionnaires about their exposure to pre-trial publicity, but only 40 were actually subject to questioning in a slow going process by both parties’ attorney’s, as well as St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex […]

Show Me Missourah Podcast: Warren County

This week on our Show Me Missourah Podcast, we traveled to Warren County. Our host Scott Faughn sat down with some of the people who know Warren County best. Warren County Assessor Wendy Nordwald joined the show, alongside Cuivre River Electric Cooperative Communications Manager Mary Clark and Stacy Ward, the President of the Warren County Farm Bureau. Warren County is located about 60 miles east of St. Louis on Highway 70. As of the 2010 census, […]

RELEASE: Reproaction, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri rally at the courthouse to demand Gov. Greitens’ resignation

St. Louis, MO — Today, Reproaction and NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri rallied on the steps of the St. Louis City Circuit Court to demand Governor Eric Greitens immediately resign from office. Gov. Greitens has been indicted on two felony charges; a first-degree felony invasion of privacy charge, and an unrelated felony charge of computer tampering relating to his campaign’s alleged procurement of a charity’s donor list without the organization’s knowledge. In addition to the felony charges […]

Stop the suck: Saint Louis County Department of Public Health lists ways to protect yourself from ticks this summer season

Photo by John Tann As temperatures continue to rise in the area, St. Louis County health officials have released information that hopes to put you and your family out of the way of ticks who could be carrying diseases, such as Lyme disease. Saint Louis County Department of Public Health warns that Lyme disease can be carried by the insects, and once latched on could spread to a person who the tick is feeding on. Typical […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County Council misappropriating Proposition P funds

On Tuesday May 9, 2018 six of the seven County Council members violated the public trust and passed a liberal spending bill to give St Louis County Health Department employees salary increases from the funds that were raised from the Public Safety sales tax, commonly known as Prop P. Sixth District Councilman Ernie Trakas, who claims to be a Republican, gave the measure a “resounding Yes!” vote.  Trakas has continually voted with liberal Democrats on […]

Top takeaways from General Assembly’s passage of the budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House and Senate have put the finishing touches on the state’s $28 billion budget, with the bills making their way to the Governor’s desk for the final signature. Here are some of the accomplishments the chambers are proud of: For the second year in a row, the K-12 education foundation formula has been fully funded, providing nearly $99 million in funding for the next fiscal year. “Budgets are about […]

RELEASE: Innovative value-based SafeGuardRx® program delivers better care at lower cost for Express Scripts’ patients and plan sponsors

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) released new data today showing significantly improved clinical outcomes and lower drug spending for patients with complex, high-cost conditions who are enrolled in a suite of technology-supported, value-based SafeGuardRx® programs. Using available evidence to facilitate the most appropriate and effective treatments, providing high-touch clinical support to help patients manage complex conditions, and value-based payment systems, SafeGuardRx has delivered better medication adherence, higher therapy completion rates, greater compliance with […]

RELEASE: Cardinals team with Kolten Wong to help Hawaii disaster victims

The St. Louis Cardinals, in collaboration with second baseman Kolten Wong and his wife, Alissa, announced the team will sell specially-priced $15 tickets to the Sunday, May 20, game against the Philadelphia Phillies to help those impacted by the Kilauea volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in Kolten?s native state of Hawaii.  Fans can purchase the specially-priced tickets now at cardinals.com/Hawaii. For every specially-priced $15 ticket purchased, $10 will be donated to the Wong’s relief efforts aiding […]

RELEASE: Missouri House Committee advances bill to stop unfair emergency room bills

On Tuesday, May 8, the Missouri House of Representatives Children and Families Committee voted 9-0 to advance SB 982. The bill now awaits debate and a vote by the full House of Representatives. SB 982, sponsored by Sen. Paul Wieland (R-Jefferson County), addresses two types of situations where insured Missourians face large medical bills after seeking care in an emergency room. In the first situation, a person may seek emergency room care but receive a […]