Year: 2018

RELEASE: Missouri Kids to ‘Kick Butts’ on March 21

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Kids in Missouri will unite against tobacco use on March 21 as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States for this annual day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. (See below for a list of local events.) On Kick Butts Day, kids encourage their peers to be tobacco-free, reject tobacco companies’ devious marketing and urge elected officials to […]

RELEASE: Express Scripts Holding Company to Cancel Investor Day Meeting

ST. LOUIS, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Express Scripts Holding Company (Nasdaq: ESRX) (“Express Scripts“) announced today it cancelled its previously announced investor day meeting, which was scheduled to be held in New York Cityon May 2, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7:00 a.m. Central Time) at The Roosevelt Hotel New York.  The cancellation is due to the recent announcement that Cigna and Express Scripts have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger. About Express Scripts Express Scripts is […]

RELEASE: Two Families Will Win Vacations to Silver Dollar City With Hiland Dairy’s ‘The Ride of Your Life’ Contest

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hiland Dairy wants its customers to have the ride of their lives this summer, so the local dairy producer is giving away two family vacations to Silver Dollar City. With Hiland Dairy’s #RideWithHiland, which began March 1 and runs through June 30, 2018, Hiland customers and fans have the chance to win one of two prize packages that each include five front-of-the-line park passes to Silver Dollar City, hotel accommodations, a prepaid gas card, free Hiland […]

Senators not happy about lame duck Ethics Commission, suggest that Lt. Gov. make MEC appointments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “Beware the Ides of March.” March 15th has always been associated with the betrayal and assassination of Julius Caesar, and has, for more than two millennia, served as a stark warning of caution to politicians. But in the year 2018, the Ides of March carries another reason for concern in the Show-Me State. As of March 15, the terms of three members of the Missouri Ethics Commission – Bill Deeken, a […]

Emergency app started in Clayton aims to help teachers, students in crisis situations

A Clayton-based startup company hopes to give the power back to the teachers by giving them the tools to keep their classroom safe. CrisisGo is an app for any smartphone or desktop that allows schools to inform classrooms and its teachers about large-scale emergencies and keep everyone in communication with each other. Some of the features of the app, which launched in 2013, include: providing emergency checklists with actionable instructions to guide individuals through the […]

Centene expansion project to get bigger under new plans filed with the city of Clayton

The planned $770 million expansion of Centene Corporation, located across the street from its main headquarters, has been bulked up, according to the latest architectural plans filed with the city of Clayton. Initial plans, as the Clayton Times reported in August, called for the residential tower to reach a maximum height of 150 feet. Clayco, the local construction company behind the building expansion, announced Wednesday that tower will now include five more floors, bringing its […]

Barnes confirms subpoenas have been used in Greitens’ investigation

Transcription of meetings to be released after the conclusion of the investigation JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Detailed information regarding the progress of the House investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens is being tightly restricted, with Rep. Jay Barnes providing an update without giving any substantive information away. He would not disclose how many witnesses had been interviewed, who has been interviewed, who will be interviewed, or if the probe has been expanded. He did confirm that the […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Appoints Elijah Mayfield to Governor’s Council on Disability

Today, Governor Eric Greitens appointed Elijah Mayfield to the Governor’s Council on Disability. Elijah is a National Down Syndrome Society Ambassador, recipient of the 2016 National Down Syndrome “Self-Advocate of the Year” award, and serves as an intern in the Governor’s Office. Elijah also works for St. Mary’s Hospital, is active on Lincoln University’s campus and with the United Way of Central Missouri. WATCH: Governor Greitens appoints Elijah Mayfield to Governor’s Council on Disability “Elijah […]

RELEASE: Blunt bill to improve education and economic opportunities for low-income families passes Senate

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced that his Family Self-Sufficiency Act passed as part of the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. The Senate passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, which would roll back excessive Dodd-Frank regulations on community banks and credit unions, by a vote of 67-31. “The Family Self-Sufficiency Act will provide hardworking Missourians more tools to build a better future for themselves […]

RELEASE: Saint Louis Zoo’s First Bank sea lion shows begin Friday with “Spring Training”

The Saint Louis Zoo’s sea lions of summer are reporting to “Spring Training” starting Friday, March 16 (weather permitting) at the First Bank Sea Lion Show at Sea Lion Sound. Zoo trainers are working with these intelligent pinnipeds on high jumps, flipper walks, high dives, Frisbee tosses and other acrobatic and athletic behaviors. Throughout the show, trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, animal fun facts and the need for conserving the sea lions’ […]