Year: 2018

Democratic challenger for 2nd District earns UAW endorsement

One of the Democratic challengers for 2nd Congressional District in Missouri received an endorsement on Thursday from a national organization. Cort VanOstran, a political newcomer, lawyer and visiting lecturer at Washington University School of Law announced that he received the endorsement of the United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). This marks the second major labor endorsement in two weeks for his campaign. VanOstran is running for the 2nd Congressional District, which is currently held […]

St. Louis County NAACP honors contributions to diversity in 83rd annual banquet

The St. Louis NAACP is preparing for their annual dinner to honor and highlight the contributions of community leaders that support diversity and inclusion, social justice and the advancement of civil rights across Missouri. Held each June, the Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner brings together over 1,200 community leaders to celebrate the achievements of America’s oldest and largest Civil Rights Organization. This year’s event will be held at the Four Seasons in St. Louis, with the […]

Ashcroft calls voter fraud ‘exponentially greater threat than hacking’ during U.S. Senate hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a hearing on election security preparedness nationwide, part of the conversation diverged on a path of voter fraud following a statement by Missouri’s Secretary of State. “The evidence indicates that voter fraud is an exponentially greater threat than hacking of election equipment,” said SOS Jay Ashcroft. A few senators on the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee took issue with the statement and pressed Ashcroft to site any study, nonpartisan report, […]

St. Louis to host National Election Security Summit in September

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — St. Louis will be hosting a a National Election Security Summit to be held September 10-11, 2018, according to Missouri’s Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. National, state and local election authorities will join officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Elections Infrastructure – Information Sharing and Analysis Center, security professionals, election experts, and other industry leaders to learn and share tangible best practices. “With heightened scrutiny of […]

Missouri still has no legislation to protect citizens from radon gas poisoning

The Missouri Department for Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) has stated that “31% of homes in Missouri are testing above EPA recommended levels for radon.” Still, Missouri has yet to enact any statutes addressing this dangerous, hidden threat. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, right behind smoking. In fact, radon is the cause of over 20,000 lung cancer deaths annually; roughly 10% of these victims […]

World Wide Technology CEO Jim Kavanaugh named a Glassdoor top CEO in 2018

World Wide Technology (WWT) CEO Jim Kavanaugh has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2018. He ranked 11th among the 100 executives listed for large U.S. enterprises with a 97 percent approval rating from employees. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual report recognizing the Top CEOs employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe. Among chief executives recognized […]

Enterprise Holdings’ Pam Nicholson ranked among top CEOs by Glassdoor

Enterprise Holdings Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Pam Nicholson received a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, which recognizes the Top CEOs in 2018. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing job sites, released its annual report this week recognizing the top CEOs and highlighting leaders that U.S. and UK employees love working for. “Winning a Glassdoor Top CEO award is a true acknowledgement of exceptional leadership, as it reflects the opinions of the employees who work […]

Optimist International and Saint Louis University sponsor third annual Optimist Oratorical World Championships

Optimist International, a worldwide volunteer organization, announced Wednesday it has partnered with Saint Louis University to host the third annual Optimist Oratorical World Championships for students around the world.  Students will be challenged to craft speeches in which they discuss the topic “Where are My Roots of Optimism?” This year’s World Championships will be held at Saint Louis University’s Center for Global Citizenship on Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29. Optimist International and its […]

Stenger assembles affordable housing trust fund task force

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has signed an executive order creating the St. Louis County Affordable Housing Trust Fund Task Force. The Task Force will develop recommendations regarding creation of such a fund, including: An outline of strategic funding priorities to address affordable housing and related needs of the citizens of St. Louis County. The amount of revenue needed to meaningfully fund these priorities and identification of potential revenue sources, including existing financial resources […]

St. Louis County Council moves forward with investigation of Stenger’s Northwest Crossings lease, St. Ann residents speak out

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday night moved forward with a report requesting the U.S. attorney and Missouri attorney general investigate government leases initiated by County Executive Steve Stenger and some of his donors. By a vote of 5-0 with one abstention and one absent, the seven-member council approved a report from its Ethics Committee calling into question whether County Executive Steve Stenger took campaign money from developers of the Northwest Crossings (NWC) legally. Councilman Pat […]