Author: Scott Faughn

A retrospective on the 30-year career of the 55th Governor of the State of Missouri, Jay Nixon

Over the past couple weeks, our publisher Scott Faughn spent nearly 8 hours with Governor Nixon discussing every aspect of his career from growing up in DeSoto, to the State Senate, as Attorney General, and his time in the Governor’s Mansion. More Missourians cast their votes to elect Jay Nixon as Governor of Missouri than anyone in state history. In the final part of our series, Governor Nixon shared his views on the events of […]

RELEASE: Zeel brings in-home massage service to St. Louis

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Zeel, the leading provider of on-demand, in-home massages, launched its service and massage membership Wednesday in St. Louis. Perfectly timed for holiday rest and recovery, St. Louis residents and visitors can now schedule on-demand massages to be delivered directly to their homes, hotels, workplaces, and events with as little as an hour’s notice. Massages are easy to book on, or on Zeel’s app for iPhone or Android. For a personalized massage therapy experience, […]

RELEASE: New numbers show Missouri well below national average on pay gap

WASHINGTON — Missouri women now make an average of 79.4 percent of the weekly earnings of their male counterparts per new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. BLS Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Stanley W. Suchman noted that the 2016 women’s-to-men’s earnings ratio in Missouri rose 2.1 percentage points from the previous year. Nationwide, women earned $749 per week or 81.9 percent of the $915 median for men. The women’s-to-men’s earnings ratio in Missouri reached a […]

Unprecedented unity among leaders in St. Louis Amazon bid proposal

Clayton, MO – Contrary to scuttlebutt the St. Louis region seems to be unifying around a bid to lure Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters investment. The St. Louis Economic Partnership, which is funded by both St. Louis City and St. Louis County is leading the effort to unify the many different localities and working on submitting a list of sites to be included this week. There were more than 27 sites in Missouri and Illinois that […]

Dear Mr. Danforth, your self-righteous turkey call politics are their own brand of divisive

Well, it’s been about 24 months, and that means the Cardinals are due for a new closer and, of course, John Danforth is due for a sanctimonious diatribe on the Republican Party. It’s been about that long since Danforth teamed up with Tony Messenger at the Post-Dispatch to launch an unfair, vicious, and holier-than-thou personal slander of John Hancock. Right on schedule, this week, he partnered with another conservative bastion, The Washington Post, to attack […]

MoDOT: Big Bend bridge to reopen Aug. 16 after redecking project

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Department of Transportation will join with federal, state and local officials to celebrate the completion of the Big Bend bridge construction project with a ribbon cutting, according to a press release. The ribbon cutting is set for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 on the east side of the Big Bend Bridge. The roadway won’t open immediately after the ceremony, but is expected to open by morning rush on Wednesday, Aug. 16. The bridge closed on May […]

PRESS RELEASE: McCaskill continues dialogue with Homeland Security on agro-terrorism

  WASHINGTON – After the Department of Homeland Security warned of possible terrorist threats to U.S. food supplies, including at grocery stores and restaurants, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is asking for details on what the agency is doing to identify and respond to these threats. “Making sure that the food families put on the table every day is safe to eat is of the utmost importance,” said McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and […]

Missouri Supreme Court reverses decision on St. Louis Rams tax case against Director of Revenue

In an opinion handed down today written by Supreme Court Justice George Draper, The St. Louis Rams LLC and The St. Louis Rams Partnership (Respondent) versus the Director of Revenue (Appellant), the Administrative Hearing Commission decision in favor of the Rams has been reversed and remanded. Justices Fischer, Wilson, Russell, Breckenridge, and Stith concur with the opinion; Justice Powell did not participate in the decision. The opinion handed down today is as follows: PETITION FOR REVIEW […]

PRESS RELEASE: Florissant car accident victim identified, police looking for witnesses

FLORISSANT — The deceased is positively identified as Demond Spruill Jr., 18 years of age, of the 1000 block of Ramport Drive in Florissant, MO 63033. The male passengers of the vehicle remain in critical/unstable condition. Two are 17 years of age and one is 18 years of age. Media Advisory – Fatal Accident At approximately 8:15 p.m. on July 26, 2017, officers from the St. Louis County Police Department North County Precinct responded to […]