Kristi Luther http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Midtown Apartments Devastated By Five-Alarm Fire Reopen http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/midtown-apartments-devastated-five-alarm-fire-reopen <div>A &nbsp;Midtown apartment building that was heavily damaged by <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-alarm-fire-midtown-apartment-building">a massive fire in July 2012</a> has re-opened.</div><div>The fire at <a href="http://www.3949apartments.com/index.php/prop/home">3949 Lindell</a> displaced several hundred people. There were no human fatalities, though several pets were killed.&nbsp;</div><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:40:02 +0000 Kristi Luther 28966 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Midtown Apartments Devastated By Five-Alarm Fire Reopen Mo. Auditor Has Good News For Rockwood Schools, $1.2 Million Still In Question http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-auditor-has-good-news-rockwood-schools-12-million-still-question <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following a critical state audit of the Rockwood School District back in February, Missouri Auditor Tim </span>Schweich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;said Wednesday&nbsp;that the district has made tremendous progress.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His previous audit found the district overpaid a construction company $1.2 million, which is one of&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>the few issues still unresolved.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Schweich recommended a variety o Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:07:02 +0000 Kristi Luther 28907 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Auditor Has Good News For Rockwood Schools, $1.2 Million Still In Question Job Fair For Veterans Comes To St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/job-fair-veterans-comes-st-louis <div><div>New jobs await veterans and their spouses Tuesday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over one hundred employers will meet with veterans and their spouses during a job fair at America’s Center</span></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in downtown St. Louis.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The fair is a part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s small business conference for veterans, which lasts until Thursday.</span></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:16:02 +0000 Kristi Luther 28821 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Job Fair For Veterans Comes To St. Louis Arch Grounds Redevelopment Begins With Official Groundbreaking http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grounds-redevelopment-begins-official-groundbreaking <p>National and state leaders broke ground Friday on the first phase of the CityArchRiver 2015 plan to revitalize the Gateway Arch grounds.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two members of President Obama’s cabinet—Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx—were present at the ceremony. The first project is a park to be built over Interstate 70 to improve accessibility between downtown and the Arch grounds. Senator Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> praised local officials for getting to this point.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:17:17 +0000 Bill Raack, Kristi Luther & The Associated Press 28757 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grounds Redevelopment Begins With Official Groundbreaking Jury Still Out On Missouri Sales Tax Holidays - Are You Shopping This Weekend? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jury-still-out-missouri-sales-tax-holidays-are-you-shopping-weekend <p>Ready, set, shop.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new school year is approaching, and shoppers will head to stores this weekend for a tax-free holiday&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">school supplies, electronics and some clothing.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">John </span>Mollenkamp<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, acting director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, says shoppers can save up to 8 or 9 percent if local governments also participate in the tax breaks.</span></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:25:38 +0000 Kristi Luther 28706 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jury Still Out On Missouri Sales Tax Holidays - Are You Shopping This Weekend? St. Charles Residents To Choose From Fifth Street Gateway Project Options http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-charles-residents-choose-fifth-street-gateway-project-options <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pedestrians using Fifth Street in St. Charles may see more accessible streets in their future.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three different proposals of the <a href="http://www.stcharlescitymo.gov/Portals/0/Public%20Works/Fifth%20Street%20Project/SSM%20St%20Charles%20Final%20Report-sm%208-8-12.pdf">Fifth Street Gateway Project</a> will be presented at an open house&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wednesday evening at St. John United Church of Christ at 5 p.m.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:48:08 +0000 Kristi Luther 28519 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Charles Residents To Choose From Fifth Street Gateway Project Options Black Bears Are Back In Missouri, But Where Are They Coming From? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/black-bears-are-back-missouri-where-are-they-coming <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Black bears can now be found in southern Missouri, thanks to a reintroduction program more than fifty years ago.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Missouri has worked in conjunction with other researchers to trace the origins of the bears.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Researchers used genetic footprints and hair samples to identify which bears came from reintroduced groups in Arkansas, and which were indigenous.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:53:38 +0000 Kristi Luther 28456 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Black Bears Are Back In Missouri, But Where Are They Coming From? Governor Quinn Visits Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/governor-quinn-visits-stan-musial-veterans-memorial-bridge <div><p>On Monday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn paid a visit to the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge in East St. Louis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Quinn said the bridge will reduce congestion and pollution and praised the jobs the project has created. He also hopes the project nurtures a positive relationship between Missouri and Illinois.</span></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:38:27 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Kristi Luther 28253 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Governor Quinn Visits Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge St. Louis-Based American Mustache Institute Relocates To Pittsburgh, Hopes The City Grows On Them http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-based-american-mustache-institute-relocates-pittsburgh-hopes-city-grows-them <p>Handlebar. Lampshade. Walrus.</p><p>More than a list of random items, these are just a few of the mustache options for members of the American&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mustache Institute, which you may not know is based in St. Louis.</span></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:06:28 +0000 Kristi Luther 28179 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis-Based American Mustache Institute Relocates To Pittsburgh, Hopes The City Grows On Them Attorneys Ask For Quick Ruling In Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Ban http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/attorneys-ask-quick-ruling-illinois-same-sex-marriage-ban <p>Twenty five same-sex couples want to see a quick verdict in their lawsuits regarding the Illinois gay marriage ban.</p><p>Attorneys representing the couples suing over the ban asked a judge&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wednesday to rule through summary judgment.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois filed a motion Wednesday for a judge to rule quickly in the couples’ favor.</span></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:27:25 +0000 Kristi Luther & The Associated Press 28114 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Attorneys Ask For Quick Ruling In Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Ban