Senator Jamilah Nasheed Reacts to Reed’s Appearance on Radio Show

9 Feb






Senator Jamilah Nasheed Reacts to Reed’s Appearance on Radio Show Senator Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, today reacted to a video posted showing Lewis Reed, President of the Board of Aldermen, laughing while a local radio host made inflammatory and derogatory remarks about his colleague on the board. “As a female, and as an elected official, […]

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Heat-Up St. Louis Needs Help Eliminating Deadly House Fires

8 Feb






Heat-Up St. Louis Needs Help Eliminating Deadly House Fires Since Heatupstlouis.org, (now celebrating its 16th anniversary) embarked on its current winter heating season of 2015/16, it has distributed already about $720,000 due to the generosity of public, St. Louis City/County grants, and board contributions, according to Rev. Earl E. Nance, Jr., Chair Emeritus and Melanie […]

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Doubling Our Clean Energy Funding to Address the Challenge of Climate Change

8 Feb






Doubling Our Clean Energy Funding to Address the Challenge of Climate Change By U.S. President Barack Obama Hi everybody. One of the things that makes America great is our passion for innovation – that spirit of discovery and entrepreneurship that helps us meet any challenge. One of the greatest challenges of our time is climate […]

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Solving Crime Not About More Cops

8 Feb






Solving Crime Not About More Cops By Atty. Mike Owens It was late last year when the administration of Mayor Francis Slay was under fire for not having a comprehensive plan to address the rising crime rate. Thanks to social media, the mayor was facing almost daily criticism, and at the end of December, he […]

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Legislative Progress: Earnings Tax & UM Lacks Board Diversity

8 Feb






Legislative Progress: Earnings Tax & UM Lacks Board Diversity by the Honorable Jamilah Nasheed As the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session came to an end, the Missouri Senate has settled into its pattern of free and fair deliberation. I continue to push my legislative agenda at a blistering pace: two of my bills […]

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Great Rivers Greenway Seeks Citizen Input on Regional Plan Update

8 Feb






Great Rivers Greenway Seeks Citizen Input on Regional Plan Update Great Rivers Greenway, the St. Louis area’s regional greenway district, is seeking citizen input as part of the organization’s effort to update its strategic plan, which will help guide efforts to build, promote and sustain greenways over the next five years. All residents in St. […]

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Criminals Fear Neighborhoods That Don’t Tolerate Crime

8 Feb






Criminals Fear Neighborhoods That Don’t Tolerate Crime By Atty. Jennifer Joyce We know f a m i l i e s are hurting, b u s i n e s s e s s u f f e r i n g, and children growing up unnecessarily surrounded by gun violence. A r r e […]

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Learning Something From Black History Month

8 Feb






Learning Something From Black History Month By Rev. Roderick Burton Many remark critically that Black History Month is in February, the shortest month of the year as evidence of the continued affronts to African Americans in general. The fact is that shortest month or not, there is a Black History Month. Everyone who is an […]

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St. Louis County Executive Opening of Career Centers

2 Feb






St. Louis County Executive Opening of Career Centers St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has opened two centers offering youths and young adults job training and help in finding work. The Paddock Forest center at 6877 Parker Road and the MET Center at 6347 Plymouth Avenue will serve people ages 16-29. “This is a comprehensive […]

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Senate Progress: Home Buyout Program Gets Committee Hearing

1 Feb






Senate Progress: Home Buyout Program Gets Committee Hearing By Hon. Maria Chappelle-Nadal For the past three years, the Legislature has declined to take radioactive waste contamination in St. Louis County seriously. It took some time, but eventually I managed to have a committee hearing in the senate a couple of years ago. This year, only […]

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