Tackling Vacancy: Mayor Slay’s Mow to Own

6 May






Tackling Vacancy: Mayor Slay’s  Mow to Own As part of a concentrated effort to tackle vacancy and abandonment, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, along with Aldermen Cara Spencer and Chris Carter, announced the City of St. Louis Land Reutilization Authority’s (LRA) new ‘Mow to Own’ program.   Mow to Own allows City residents to take […]

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Mayor Slay Launches St. Louis Riverfront Butterfly Byway

5 May






Mayor Slay Launches St. Louis Riverfront Butterfly Byway St. Louis – Thanks to a $40,000 grant award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and ScottsMiracle-Gro, Mayor Francis Slay recently launched the St. Louis Riverfront Butterfly Byway. Together with its national partners, representatives for ScottsMiracle-Gro presented Mayor Slay with a ceremonial check at Bellerive Park, the […]

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Gov. Nixon Vetoes $456 Million Cut to Public Schools Funding Formula

5 May






Gov. Nixon Vetoes $456 Million Cut to Public Schools Funding Formula Senate Bill 586 would cut the amount of funding needed to fully fund Missouri’s K-12 foundation formula by hundreds of millions of dollars. Ferguson, MO – Citing the hundreds of millions of dollars in state funding public schools could miss out on were it […]

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Blunt Backs Bill to Help Combat Religious Persecution

5 May






Blunt Backs Bill to Help Combat Religious Persecution WASHINGTON  – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) recently cosponsored the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, S. 2878, which would give the State Department additional tools to fight persecution and promote religious freedom across the globe. “The freedom of religion is the first freedom in the First […]

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Deadline Extended for “Free Pit Fix” Spay/Neuter Event

3 May






Deadline Extended for “Free Pit Fix” Spay/Neuter Event BARC St. Louis, Carol House Quick Fix, and the City of St. Louis Animal Care and Control (ACC) have extended this year’s “FREE Pit Fix” event through May. “This is a great chance for low-income pit bull and pit mix owners to get their animals spayed/neutered, vaccinated, […]

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Citi Gives $310,000 to Expand Youth Jobs & Financial Literacy for City

3 May






Citi Gives $310,000 to Expand Youth Jobs & Financial Literacy for City A very resourceful and productive summer project, providing a stepping stone to financial stability and enhancing life-experience for youth ages 16 to 24 in the urban core was rolled out again for the fourth consecutive year. STL Youth Jobs, is now providing much […]

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Governor Nixon’s Missouri “No Kid Hungry” Project

3 May






Governor Nixon’s Missouri “No Kid Hungry” Project Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently visited Rogers Middle School in Affton to announce a partnership with national anti-hunger non-profit Share our Strength and a coalition of state agencies and community-based organizations. No Kid Hungry Missouri will work with school districts and other stakeholders to implement proven strategies to […]

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County Executive Stenger Appoints Azra Ahmad to HRC

3 May






County Executive Stenger Appoints Azra Ahmad to HRC St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger added diversity to his legacy by appointing Azra Ahmad to the St. Louis County Human Relations Commission, a board charged with advising the County Executive and County Council on such issues as diversity and tolerance. Ahmad is an attorney in private […]

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Hunger Map Surprise: Voters Need to Listen to Their Stomachs

3 May






Hunger Map Surprise: Voters Need to Listen to Their Stomachs By Atty. Mike Owens Every year since 2013, the University of Missouri publishes a statewide map that shows the counties in the state where hunger is a concern. The map receives little publicity, since no one really cares about hunger, except those who are actually […]

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Are you Ready for The Springtime Fury?

3 May






Are you Ready for The Springtime Fury? By Rev. Rodrick Burton April showers bring May flowers the old saying goes, which means the rains in April will bloom beautiful flora and fauna in May. What does this saying mean in the era of climate change? It means not just showers in April but tornados in […]

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