Category: News

City officials pick advisers for Lambert airport privatization

For the first time in months, the privatization process of Lambert International Airport took a step forward. Meeting for the third time since February, city of St. Louis officials on Wednesday passed a contract for advisors by a vote of 2-1 at a Board of Estimate and Apportionment hearing, signaling the long, drawn out process will move ahead. The board, comprised of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, Comptroller Darlene Green and Board of Aldermen President Lewis […]

University City celebrates the arts with the Loop Arts Festival

According to Americans for the Arts, “Arts organizations are an important resource in our path to building stronger connections. Opportunities for more even-footed conversation among groups lead to insight and a shared sense of community, and in turn lay the groundwork for exploration about how to maintain vital cultural and community traditions.” The Delmar Loop in University City is kicking off summer by dedicating the first weekend to a citywide celebration of the arts with […]

St. Louis County Ethics Committee wants U.S. attorney, AG to investigate leases tied to Stenger donors

In a new report released by the St. Louis County Ethics Committee Tuesday, members urged the seven-member St. Louis County Council to request the U.S. attorney and Missouri attorney general investigate government leases initiated by County Executive Steve Stenger and some of his donors. The report alleges Stenger and his staff ignored the advice of the St. Louis County Department of Public Works when negotiating the leases of  Northwest Crossings (NWC), which went to the […]

Pardon does not allow felons to run for elected office, court rules

Even with a gubernatorial pardon, pleading guilty to a felony renders that person ineligible to run for elected office, according to a ruling handed down by a district appellate court. The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District on Tuesday affirmed the judgement of the Linn County Circuit Court barring Joshua Fay from running for Associate Circuit Judge. Fay, when he was 17-years-old, pled guilty to three felony offenses in February 1995: two counts […]

Judge denies Planned Parenthood request for injunction, medication abortions still limited in Show-Me State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Planned Parenthood will not be allowed to provide medication-induced abortions at the Springfield or Columbia clinics housed in Missouri, as per a Monday ruling from a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips denied a request from Planned Parenthood Great Plains and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri for a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the regulations. The lawsuit lists the state Department of Health and Senior Services, which licenses […]

Microsoft Executive, Yvette Smith, joins INROADS National Board Of Directors

 Yvette Smith, recently appointed to INROADS, Inc.’s National Board of Directors, is General Manager for Microsoft’s Customer Service & Support Cloud and Enterprise Division. This appointment is an opportunity for Smith to use her expertise to enhance technology possibilities with INROADS interns and throughout the organization. INROADS is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and placing talented underserved youth in business and industry, and preparing them for corporate and community leadership. “Yvette is an […]

Centene and National Council on Independent Living partner to increase provider accessibility for people with disabilities

Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it has partnered with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) on an initiative to increase the accessibility of provider medical offices and services for people with disabilities. The Provider Accessibility Initiative (PAI) will kick off with the “Barrier Removal Fund” (BRF) in three pilot states, Illinois, Texas, and Ohio, as well as educational and compliance components which will be implemented in all Centene markets nationwide. Centene is committed […]

Midwest Regional Bank opens in Clayton

Midwest Regional Bank held a Ribbon Cutting and Open House at its newest banking center in Clayton, Tuesday. Located at 135 N. Meramec Ave in the heart of Clayton, the St. Louis County seat and thriving metropolitan hub. This new branch is a part of the bank’s extension into mid-county and serves both Retail and Commercial customers. The stunning new space has a modern interior with soaring ceilings, clean lines, and bright hues. The backlit […]

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. […]