Gov. Nixon Reports on Productive Meetings with Global Companies in Europe

25 Mar

Gov. Nixon Reports on Productive Meetings with Global Companies in Europe MUNICH, Germany – Following the best year for manufacturing job growth in Missouri since 1995, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that Missouri’s bipartisan delegation to Europe has held a number of productive meetings with global manufacturers that have or may be considering investments in […]

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Ferguson, Finally — The Truth Hurts Sometimes: You Still Must Tell It!

25 Mar

Ferguson, Finally — The Truth Hurts Sometimes: You Still Must Tell It! By Rev. Rodrick Burton Jonathan Capehart is an African American writer, blogger, and substitute-anchor on MSNBC’s “UP with Steve Kornacki.” Capehart strongly protested the injustice of the Michael Brown killing everywhere he could until March the 16th when he wrote this piece,‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ […]

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Roadmap to Empowerment: Fruitful For STL Urban League Clients, Partners and Corporate Sponsors

23 Mar

Roadmap to Empowerment: Fruitful For STL Urban League Clients, Partners and Corporate Sponsors The year 2014 had to be one of the most challenging years for many area municipalities, long before the controversial Ferguson and North County conflicts. There was a powder keg ready to explode throughout the St. Louis region, as local, state and […]

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Better Together Reveals “Load Up” Charges For St. Louis County Drivers: Consolidate or Die

23 Mar

Better Together Reveals “Load Up” Charges For St. Louis County Drivers: Consolidate or Die By Attorney Mike Owens Consolidate or Die! That will be the issue for the twenty or so St. Louis County municipalities that generate much of their revenue by citing motorists for relatively minor traffic violations. Then, the revenue enhancers, also known […]

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City of St. Louis Increases Funding for Neighborhood Alliance to Reduce Crime

19 Mar

City of St. Louis Increases Funding for Neighborhood Alliance to Reduce Crime ST. LOUIS — The City of St. Louis is increasing funding to Better Family Life to deliver targeted resources to neighborhoods with the greatest amount of crime. The Neighborhood Alliance outreach model connects families and households to more than 65 different resource providers […]

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New Report Finds Widespread Lack of Government Transparency

17 Mar

New Report Finds Widespread Lack of Government Transparency Study highlights the difficulty and expense of obtaining public records in the St. Louis Region St. Louis, MO – Today Better Together released its Transparency Report, which outlines obstacles that citizens face when attempting to obtain publicly available data from many local governments. The report, which resulted […]

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Gov. Nixon Leads Missouri Delegation on Trade Mission to Italy, Germany and Spain

16 Mar

Gov. Nixon Leads Missouri Delegation on Trade Mission to Italy, Germany and Spain Gov. Jay Nixon will lead a delegation of Missouri government and business leaders on a trade mission to Italy, Germany and Spain from March 20 through March 28. The trade mission will have two primary objectives: continue the growth in Missouri exports […]

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Selected to Leadership Institute’s Best Practices on Tackling Vacant and Problem Properties

16 Mar

Selected to Leadership Institute’s Best Practices on Tackling Vacant and Problem Properties ST. LOUIS – A team focusing on urban land use and redevelopment will represent the City of St. Louis at the Community Progress Leadership Institute (CPLI) at Harvard University Law School from March 17-20, 2015, to learn and share best practices of tackling […]

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Had Enough Yet? Killing A Kid Doesn’t Carry That Much Punishment in St. Louis

16 Mar

Had Enough Yet? Killing A Kid Doesn’t Carry That Much Punishment in St. Louis By Atty. Mike Owens Ferguson is back in the news after two police officers were shot during a night time protest march. The chattering class is all over it, taking sides on the shooting. One city official in north St. Louis […]

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Convincing That Black Lives Matter – Momentum for Change, Not Lost

16 Mar

Convincing That Black Lives Matter – Momentum for Change, Not Lost Rev. Rodrick Burton The past weeks have evidenced victories for justice from a massive report from Department of Justice quantifying and validating that which many already knew about Ferguson’s economic exploitation of the poor there and all over our region. We have witnessed the […]

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