Nora Ibrahim http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Scientists Confirm 'Chemobrain' Is Real, Patients Find Validation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scientists-confirm-chemobrain-real-patients-find-validation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most people have heard about the undesirable side effects that chemotherapy has on the body of people suffering from cancer. There's balding, fatigue and loss of appetite, to name a few.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Until recently, however, chemotherapy’s effects on the brain weren’t widely recognized. The cognitive side effects – a &nbsp;fuzzy memory and poor attention span – were usually dismissed by physicians, scientists and even some cancer patients.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:43:32 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 36575 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scientists Confirm 'Chemobrain' Is Real, Patients Find Validation City Officials, Families Honor Veterans At Memorial Day Service http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-officials-families-honor-veterans-memorial-day-service <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Veterans, families and other citizens commemorated fallen soldiers and loved ones who served in war Monday at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.</span></p><p>St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was among the elected officials who gathered for the 55<sup>th</sup> annual ceremony at the cemetery, which is the fifth largest under the Department of Veterans Affairs. Slay said Memorial Day marks one of the most important days of every summer.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 19:06:35 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 36464 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City Officials, Families Honor Veterans At Memorial Day Service Environmentalists Petition Nixon To Stop Coal Ash Landfill Permit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmentalists-petition-nixon-stop-coal-ash-landfill-permit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5">Environmental groups delivered about 3,500 petitions to Missouri </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5">. Jay Nixon’s office in Jefferson City on Thursday, asking him to stop a construction permit for a coal ash landfill in Franklin County. The permit would allow </span>Ameren<span style="line-height: 1.5"> Missouri to build a new landfill near its power plant located by the Missouri River.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 02:22:39 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 36375 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Environmentalists Petition Nixon To Stop Coal Ash Landfill Permit Civic Leaders Announce Competition For Meachum Freedom Crossing Monument Design http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/civic-leaders-announce-competition-meachum-freedom-crossing-monument-design <p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:02:03 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 36326 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Civic Leaders Announce Competition For Meachum Freedom Crossing Monument Design St. Louis Gets Its Report Card: Plans For Bike Routes On Track http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-gets-its-report-card-plans-bike-routes-track <p>As St. Louisans&nbsp;participated in National Bike to Work Day recently, a local group reflected on its efforts to make the region more bike-friendly.</p><p>Great Rivers Greenway has released a report, grading St. Louis’ progress on a region-wide bike plan. The Gateway Bike Plan would build bike routes connecting parks, universities and major public areas throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. Other initiatives under the plan would implement policies and training programs to support bikers.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 22:17:01 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 36215 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Gets Its Report Card: Plans For Bike Routes On Track In Visit To Arch, Biden Praises Investments In Infrastructure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/visit-arch-biden-praises-investments-infrastructure <p>Vice President Joe Biden made a short stop at the Gateway Arch grounds on Tuesday, praising the Arch improvements as a prime example of successful partnerships.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 22:40:21 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Nora Ibrahim 36103 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Visit To Arch, Biden Praises Investments In Infrastructure As City-County Merger Study Unfolds, Some Municipal Leaders Are Speaking Out http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-county-merger-study-unfolds-some-municipal-leaders-are-speaking-out <p>Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul is no stranger to fighting city hall.</p><p>At this point last year, <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/30680/ellisville_impeachment_update_050113" target="_blank">Paul was clawing his way back into office</a> after a high-profile – and at-times bizarre – impeachment saga. Despite an intense and expensive effort from his political adversaries to remove him, Paul eventually kept his job as mayor. His town has generally been out of the headlines ever since.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 03:19:59 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum & Nora Ibrahim 35922 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As City-County Merger Study Unfolds, Some Municipal Leaders Are Speaking Out Two Generals Step Up As New Leaders At Scott Air Force Base http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-generals-step-new-leaders-scott-air-force-base <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Change of Command ceremonies commemorated new leadership at <a href="http://www.scott.af.mil/">Scott Air Force Base</a> on Monday.</span></p><p>Gen. Paul Selva now leads U.S. Transportation Command&nbsp;at Scott&nbsp;after Gen. William Fraser’s retirement. Gen. Darren McDew replaces Selva as head of Air Mobility Command.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:45:03 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 35873 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two Generals Step Up As New Leaders At Scott Air Force Base Washington U Students Object To Energy Firm Executive's Seat as Trustee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-u-students-object-energy-firm-executives-seat-trustee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seven students at Washington University in St. Louis were arrested Friday after attempting to enter an administration building on the </span>Danforth<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;campus where a board of trustees meeting was being held. The students were among a group of 100 protestors rallying against the school’s connection to Peabody Energy.</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:57:40 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 35818 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington U Students Object To Energy Firm Executive's Seat as Trustee St. Louis Scores New Professional Soccer Team http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-scores-new-professional-soccer-team <p>St. Louis will once again have its own professional soccer team.</p><p>Many green- and white-clad soccer fans celebrated the exciting news at the St. Louis Scott Gallagher soccer club facilities, <a href="http://www.uslsoccer.com/home/805820.html">where the club and United Soccer Leagues (USL) made the announcement Thursday.</a></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:40:16 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 35774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Scores New Professional Soccer Team