Tag: Springfield

WalletHub ranks St. Louis high on list of neediest cities

The City of St. Louis is one of the neediest cities in the country according to a study conducted by WalletHub. The study showed that St. Louis ranked ninth in the country when compared to 182 U.S. cities across 25 key metrics to determine where Americans are most economically disadvantaged. The data set provided ranges from child poverty rate to food-shortage and uninsured rates. WalletHub Analyst, Jill Gonzalez, said cities who scored poorly could implement […]

Anderson talks trash at Springfield city council trash talk

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield City Council is considering passing a measure in 2018 to divide Springfield into 12 different trash hauling districts, which has been met with opposition by business owners, residents, and political leaders who say the plan limits choice. “Where else will the city decide we need to start restricting choice?” Rep. Sonya Anderson wrote in a recent op-ed. “We already see the heavy hand of government reaching in to meddle with our […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens appoints member to State Board of Education

Jennifer Edwards was appointed to the State Board of Education by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens on Tuesday. Edwards, of Springfield, is the President and Co-Founder of Decoding Dyslexia Missouri. She is a founding board member of the Springfield Center for Dyslexia and Learning. Edwards earned her bachelor’s degree in international business management from Missouri State University. She released the following statement: “I applied to be on the Board of Education because I am worried about the downward trend in […]

Legal victory paves the way for three abortion clinics

By Michael Layer  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Four judges in the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied a request Monday afternoon that would have prevented Planned Parenthood from opening health clinics in Springfield, Joplin, and Columbia. The court’s decision affirms an earlier injunction which allows the facilities to pursue licenses after an inspection. Attorney General Josh Hawley attempted to suspend the injunction by appealing for an emergency stay on September 27. “I am […]

Trump to visit Missouri on tax overhaul tour

By Benjamin Peters JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – President Donald Trump is expected to visit the Show-Me State next week, per a request by Bloomberg. The Republican President is returning to Missouri months after winning the election with a 19 point victory in the state. He’s expected to be promoting his tax cut agenda, with a stop in Springfield, Mo. as the first stop in a series of nationwide appearances for his proposed overhaul of the […]

Blunt to Visit Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot in Springfield

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) will be in Springfield, Mo., today at 1:45 p.m. CT to meet with 1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group personnel and tour the Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot (AVCRAD). Blunt will discuss the AVCRAD’s critical role in providing maintenance for Army National Guard aviation units in multiple states, and the substantial savings that operations at the AVCRAD facility provide for the National Guard. Blunt will hold a press […]