Gov. Jay Nixon Discusses Project Lead the Way, Importance of STEM Education

25 Jan

Gov. Jay Nixon Discusses Project Lead the Way, Importance of STEM Education Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently visited Marion Elementary in the Ritenour School district in the St. Louis area to discuss the school’s Project Lead the Way program, a program the Governor also highlighted in his State of the State Address. Project Lead the […]

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For Sale: One Lying Bathroom Mirror

25 Jan

For Sale: One Lying Bathroom Mirror Dr. James L. Snyder I confess that I am not at my best early in the morning prior to my bathroom ritual. As far as I am concerned, the bathroom is a sacred place of refuge before facing the world. It is a place where I can prepare myself […]

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Mayor Francis Slay Supports President Obama’s Executive Action: Immigration Reform

25 Jan

Mayor Francis Slay Supports President Obama’s Executive Action: Immigration Reform WASHINGTON—Mayors Bill de Blasio of New York City and Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles recently announced plans by more than 30 mayors to file an amicus brief in the Texas vs. United States lawsuit to support President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration reform, including […]

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Controversial Showdown at Harris-Stowe During MLK Celebration: Disrespectful?

25 Jan

Controversial Showdown at Harris-Stowe During MLK Celebration: Disrespectful? By Rev. Rodrick Burton Harris-Stowe University, our local historic black university, is an institution which has been educating black students in service, knowledge, teaching, and leadership for many years. It has been around long before there was a national holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The […]

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Get the Guns; Up The Bonds, Stop Murders Now!

25 Jan

Get the Guns; Up The Bonds, Stop Murders Now! By Attorney Mike Owens Too many guns and too low bonds are putting us at risk. The local media has just discovered that fact, even though it was in May when this correspondent first reported on the gun study performed by an UMSL professor. The study […]

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MAYORS DE BLASIO AND GARCETTI ANNOUNCE MAYORAL COALITION TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION REFORM

23 Jan

MAYORS DE BLASIO AND GARCETTI ANNOUNCE MAYORAL COALITION TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION REFORM WASHINGTON—Mayors Bill de Blasio of New York City and Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles announced today plans by more than 30 mayors to file an amicus brief in the Texas vs. United States lawsuit to support President […]

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Gov. Nixon Delivers 2015 State of the State Address

22 Jan

Gov. Nixon Delivers 2015 State of the State Address JEFFERSON CITY – Below is the text of the 2015 State of the State address, given tonight by Gov. Jay Nixon to a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly in Jefferson City: Thank you, Lt. Gov. Kinder, Speaker Diehl, members of the General Assembly, judges […]

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State Rep. Joshua Peters Sponsors End Racial Profiling Act of 2015

15 Jan

State Rep. Joshua Peters Sponsors End Racial Profiling Act of 2015 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Racial profiling by law enforcement has been a source of animosity and a contributing factor to the ongoing racial tensions which have gripped our community. State Representative Joshua Peters hopes this will be the year Missouri prohibits law enforcement members […]

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Urban League Launches $1.25M Save Our Sons; New County Executive Stenger Lauds Concept

14 Jan

Urban League Launches $1.25M Save Our Sons; New County Executive Stenger Lauds Concept If you are lucky to attend a Michael Patrick McMillan press conference, it moves quickly and it always involves money and programs that uplifts a segment of the St. Louis region. McMillan is a genius at building partnerships that benefit youth, or […]

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Mayor Slay Names Mary Ellen Ponder Chief of Staff as Jeff Rainford Announces His Return to the Private Sector

14 Jan

Mayor Slay Names Mary Ellen Ponder Chief of Staff as Jeff Rainford Announces His Return to the Private Sector ST. LOUIS – Mayor Francis Slay today announced a series of staff changes: Mary Ellen Ponder, having served as Director of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, will assume the duties and title […]

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