St. Louis Municipal Court Cancels 220,000 Minor Traffic Arrest Warrants

1 Oct

The City of St. Louis is giving minor traffic offenders with outstanding warrants a second chance to address their tickets. Today, more than 220,000 arrest warrants will automatically be canceled. The traffic offenders will have three months to get a new court date to face the charges against them.

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MO Governor Nixon Announces Creation of Office of Community Engagement

18 Sep

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed an executive order creating the Office of Community Engagement responsible for facilitating communication with Missourians and informing policy solutions for the unique challenges facing low-income and minority communities.

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FAIR SAINT LOUIS 2015 TO RETURN TO FOREST PARK ON ART HILL EXPECT DIVERSITY

18 Sep

As plans for Fair Saint Louis 2015 begin to take shape, representatives of the Fair Saint Louis Foundation and the City of St. Louis today announced that America’s Biggest Birthday Party will return to Forest Park for a second year. The 35th annual Fair St. Louis will take place Thursday, July 2 thru Saturday July 4, as the sweeping expanse of Art Hill again welcomes thousands of fairgoers for a three-day celebration of our nation’s independence.

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Gov. Nixon Lauded St. Louis City Schools for Making Progress on Annual Performance Report ; Gives $3.1 Million

16 Sep

Following the successful effort to defeat a package of special interest tax breaks, Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Bryan Hill Elementary in St. Louis to meet with students and discuss the importance of investing in public education.

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North County: Armies with No Discipline Lose Wars

15 Sep

Throughout world history one indisputable fact is clear: Armies with little or poor discipline lose battles, get routed, and lose wars. Discipline is the key to success in the military, politics, sports, in spirituality and in most everything. Discipline was a paramount element in the successes during the Civil Rights struggles.

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Justice for Mike Brown: Unnecessary Distractions

15 Sep

It was Wednesday last week when a group of activists decided that creating a traffic jam would somehow prompt the Missouri governor to remove St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch as the chief investigator of the Michael Brown killing.

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Urban League: St. Louis Needs to Synergize Its Efforts to Create a Better Society

15 Sep

As I contemplate the 250th Anniversary of the City of St. Louis and the recent publication of the National Urban League’s 2014 State of Black America, I think about how the destinies of the City of St. Louis and the St. Louis African American Community are intertwined.

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St. Louis County Police Department Collaborates with the Department of Justice on Technical Assistance

5 Sep

Recently Chief Jon Belmar, on behalf of the St. Louis County Police Department requested a “collaborative reform” with the Department of Justice to receive technical assistance in the areas of training, bias free policing, stops and searches, and responses to civil disturbances.

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Better Together Report Analyzes St. Louis City’s and County’s Approach to Delivering Public-Health Services

4 Sep

Better Together, a grassroots project sponsored by the Missouri Council for a Better Economy (MCBE), is releasing the results of its Public Health Study, which examines the role of the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County health departments.

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Reaching Out to Brown Family, NAACP, Helping Ferguson In Need

25 Aug

The loss of a child absolutely breaks my heart. I have a newborn daughter myself and I can’t imagine the pain of losing a child. I expressed those feelings to Mr. Mike Brown’s mother when I spoke to her last week. I offered her my condolences and promised to do all I could to ease her family’s pain.

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