Day: June 12, 2018

St. Louis County cautions against Caito Foods linked to Salmonella

On June 8, 2018, Caito Foods, LLC recalled fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products containing one of these melons due to a multi-state Salmonella outbreak, with 10 cases in Missouri so far. The products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers and distributed in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. These products were sold at Costco, Jay C, Kroger,Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and […]

Barnes urges state to withhold payment for Greitens’ two impeachment attorneys

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri taxpayers should not be on the hook for more than $150,000 in legal fees for two attorneys hired to hold potential impeachment proceeding, according the chairman of the panel investigating then-Governor Eric Greitens. In a letter sent to Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah Steelman on June 11 Rep. Jay Barnes states that Greitens should be held liable for the bills of the lawyers he used for his own personal purposes. […]

Wellbridge, Drunken Bean coffee shop seek go-ahead from Clayton board

Two companies will seek conditional use permits before the Clayton Board of Aldermen Tuesday night. According to the board’s agenda, city officials will consider granting those permits to the Wellbridge Athletic Club & Spa and the Drunken Bean coffee shop during its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 7 p.m. According to new applications filed with the city of Clayton in April, Wellbridge plans to move from its current location at 7620 Forsyth Blvd., into a […]

Clayton gears up with launch of Lime Bike

The city of Clayton has launched a new bike share program with Lime throughout the city. Formerly known as Lime Bike, the California-based company rolled out its fleet in Clayton during the city’s Music and Wine Festival Saturday. The city of St. Louis announced a similar partnership with Lime back in April. Lime provides affordable, dock-free pedal bikes to cities and college campuses across the country and will offer a new, affordable mode of transportation to […]

President Reed announces next term for the St. Louis Poet Laureate

St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed announces next term for the St. Louis Poet Laureate and has appointed restarted Cheryl D.S. Walker — a member of the inaugural Missouri Poet Laureate selection committee — to chair the taskforce. “It’s exciting to have been asked to lead such a talented team to select our next Poet Laureate. The Task Force worked hard to develop submission guidelines and a selection process that will yield a […]

Parson calls for unity and a fresh start in first address

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s 57th governor took over the office in a time of turmoil in the state, but Governor Mike Parson’s hope is to bring unity back to the state. With the statewide officeholders, Cabinet members, the Missouri Supreme Court and members of Congress looking on, Parson spoke to the legislature in a special joint session for the first time. “I stand before you at a difficult time for our state,” Parson said. “During […]

St. Louis attorney alleging A New Missouri in violation of state’s nonprofit laws

A St. Louis attorney is asking the Secretary of State’s Office to investigate if a charity tied former Governor Eric Greitens is in violation of Missouri’s law on nonprofit corporations. In a letter sent to the Secretary of State’s Office on June 11, 2018, Elad Gross, an attorney in the city, is alleging that A New Missouri, Inc., is not maintaining a registered office as required under state statute. “A New Missouri, Inc., has failed […]

Mercy offers paid parental leave to 40K co-workers

While paid parental leave is fairly standard in other developed countries, it’s less common in the U.S., particularly in the health care industry. Two weeks of paid parental leave are now available to nearly 40,000 Mercy co-workers across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. To learn more about opportunities at Mercy, click here. For co-workers, it’s no small change. Heather Schroeder, a registered nurse in Ozark, Missouri, has fostered children for nearly four years. “Placement of […]

Centene subsidiary re-awarded correctional healthcare contract in New Hampshire

Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that the New Hampshire Department of Corrections has re-awarded Centurion of New Hampshire, LLC (“Centurion”) a contract to continue the provision of medical and dental staff to the New Hampshire Department of Corrections. The contract is expected to commence July 1, 2018, with a base term of four years, plus two optional years to renew. The contract was originally held by MHM Services, Inc. (MHM), which has since been acquired […]

Governor Parson announces appointments to the State Board of Education

Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed Carol Hallquist and Peter Herschend to the State Board of Education. “We owe it to our students to provide the best, high quality public education in Missouri,” said Governor Parson. “It was important to act quickly to restore and provide functionality to the State Board of Education. We expect the Board will begin conducting a diligent national search, to find a capable, qualified candidate to serve as Missouri’s Commissioner of […]