Maria Altman http://news.stlpublicradio.org en McKee Announces Progress In North St. Louis But No Plans For Streets And Sidewalks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mckee-announces-progress-north-st-louis-no-plans-streets-and-sidewalks <p>Developer Paul McKee <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/work-begins-and-project-be-announced-within-northside-regeneration" target="_blank">unveiled plans Wednesday for an urgent care facility</a> on the north side of St. Louis, but questions at the press event turned to the lack of infrastructure projects in McKee's massive, 1,500 acre redevelopment area.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:58:15 +0000 Maria Altman 37918 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McKee Announces Progress In North St. Louis But No Plans For Streets And Sidewalks Department of Defense Mapping Agency Announces Six Possible Sites For New Facility http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/department-defense-mapping-agency-announces-six-possible-sites-new-facility <p><iframe height="420" seamless="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/stlpr-prod/dailygraphics/graphics/20140708-nga-sites/child.html" width="580"></iframe></p><p>The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency <a href="http://www.stlpartnership.com/06-19-14-helix-center-celebrates-first-graduate-aerovalve.html" target="_blank">has released the location</a> of six sites under consideration for its new facility in the St. Louis region.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:02:44 +0000 Maria Altman 37877 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Department of Defense Mapping Agency Announces Six Possible Sites For New Facility Overdue Books? Pay Your Fine With Food http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/overdue-books-pay-your-fine-food <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis Public Library has renewed a popular program for forgiving overdue book fines.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All through July, adult card holders with late fines can pay with food. Every can or box brought in will knock a dollar off of their fines up to $25. The food goes to the St. Louis Area </span>Foodbank<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:39:03 +0000 Maria Altman 37866 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Overdue Books? Pay Your Fine With Food Work Begins And Project To Be Announced Within Northside Regeneration http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/work-begins-and-project-be-announced-within-northside-regeneration <p>A new urgent care hospital is planned within the Northside Regeneration project in north St. Louis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Developer Paul McKee will announce plans Wednesday for the first big project within the 1,500-acre footprint of the redevelopment zone. Mayor Francis Slay, state Sen. </span>Jamilah<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Nasheed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and state Rep. Penny Hubbard are expected to attend.</span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:22:31 +0000 Maria Altman 37769 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Work Begins And Project To Be Announced Within Northside Regeneration Hot Dogs And Socks: Exploring Crowdfunding In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hot-dogs-and-socks-exploring-crowdfunding-st-louis <p>With items on the menu like the Storm Trooper Dog, the Al Hra-BRAT-ski and the Crazy Cajun Creole dog, it's clear that Steve’s Hot Dogs on the Hill considers its fare more than hot dogs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"I could eat the entire menu," regular Don Schroeder laughed.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He hesitated before ordering but finally chose the Bacon, Bacon Jamaican, a smoked hot dog covered with cheese, peppers and sweet chipotle sauce.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:11:15 +0000 Maria Altman 37727 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hot Dogs And Socks: Exploring Crowdfunding In St. Louis Lawsuit Seeks To Save Solar Rebates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-seeks-save-solar-rebates <p>The Missouri Coalition for the Environment and several solar panel companies have filed a lawsuit against the Missouri Public Service Commission in an effort to keep the state’s solar rebate program alive.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:08:36 +0000 Maria Altman 37522 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawsuit Seeks To Save Solar Rebates St. Louis’ Job Growth Slow Compared To Other Cities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-job-growth-slow-compared-other-cities <p>The St. Louis area's job growth has lagged far behind other Midwestern cities and the national average since 2010, but things could be turning around.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The metropolitan area saw 1.8 percent growth in the number of jobs from 2010 to 2013. By contrast, Kansas City had double the growth with 3.5 percent; Chicago saw 4.5 percent, and the national average was even higher at 4.7 percent.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:27:47 +0000 Maria Altman 37473 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis’ Job Growth Slow Compared To Other Cities European Big Ag Company Chooses St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/european-big-ag-company-chooses-st-louis <p>KWS, a German agricultural company, is opening a research center at BRDG Park in the Donald&nbsp;Danforth Plant Science Center’s campus.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The company, which specializes in plant breeding, has 4,800 employees in 70 countries. The new facility will be its first molecular plant research space in North America, hiring 25 positions in the first year and another 75 in following years.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Maria Altman 37155 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org European Big Ag Company Chooses St. Louis Cutting Carbon Emissions: Creating Or Killing Jobs? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cutting-carbon-emissions-creating-or-killing-jobs <p>The Environment Protection Agency’s proposed regulations on carbon emissions&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">released earlier this month&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">are sparking debate on whether the rule changes will create jobs or kill jobs.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new rules seek to reduce American’s carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector by 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels. States have until June 30, 2016 to draft plans for how to reduce their average emissions.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:02:06 +0000 Maria Altman 37019 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cutting Carbon Emissions: Creating Or Killing Jobs? Cambridge Innovation Center Is Starting Bigger (And Sooner) In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cambridge-innovation-center-starting-bigger-and-sooner-st-louis <p>The expansion of the Cambridge Innovation Center to St. Louis is taking on bigger dimensions than originally planned.</p><p>CIC is well known for providing space and services to startups in the Boston area. It's attracted hundreds of startups and established tech companies such as Amazon and Facebook since its founding by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:24:38 +0000 Maria Altman 36908 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cambridge Innovation Center Is Starting Bigger (And Sooner) In St. Louis