travel http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Douglas Brookes Explores St. Louis’ Summer Travel To Lake Huron http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/douglas-brookes-explores-st-louis-summer-travel-lake-huron <p>Douglas Scott Brookes and his sister are the fifth generation of their family to spend their summers in the very same place – a cottage built in 1885 on southern Lake Huron in Michigan.&nbsp; During a visit, he discovered a diary kept by his great-grandmother from the years 1911-1915. After transcribing it, his interest was piqued enough to begin research on the history and traditions of the area. Among other things, he wanted to find out what prompted so many St. Louisans to spend their summers in Port Huron, Michigan.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 03:03:01 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 27723 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Douglas Brookes Explores St. Louis’ Summer Travel To Lake Huron Airport officials: travel though Lambert going smoothly so far http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/airport-officials-travel-though-lambert-going-smoothly-so-far <p>On this day before Thanksgiving, a constant, steady flow of passengers are making their way through Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.<br /><br />Airport officials say about 23,000 passengers are going through checkpoints today.<br /><br />Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge says so far the busy travel day has gone smoothly. She says one reason why is because children under 12 years old do not have to remove their shoes when they go through airport security.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:28:32 +0000 Julie Bierach 2540 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Airport officials: travel though Lambert going smoothly so far McCaskill sells private plane http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-sells-private-plane <p>Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has sold a private plane she co-owns with her husband, months after her use of it for official business and<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-admits-failure-pay-taxes-personal-plane"> failure to pay back taxes created a political headache</a>.</p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:53:21 +0000 The Associated Press 2331 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill sells private plane Kinder repays Mo. additional money http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kinder-repays-mo-additional-money <p>Missouri <a href="http://www.ltgov.mo.gov/">Lt. Governor Peter Kinder</a> has reimbursed the state another $1,889, after an audit found that he owed additional money for hotel expenses.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The new payment comes on top of a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kinder-pays-mo-more-50k-questionable-expense-reimbursements">$52,300 check that Kinder wrote the state in April</a>. His campaign attorney said the original payment roughly equaled Kinder&#39;s instate hotel reimbursements but was intended to cover any potentially questionable expenses.</p> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 14:55:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 1581 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kinder repays Mo. additional money Kinder pays Mo. more than $50K for questionable expense reimbursements http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kinder-pays-mo-more-50k-questionable-expense-reimbursements <p><strong>Updated 5:42 p.m. to reflect that the state has received Kinder&#39;s check: </strong></p><p>Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has paid the state $52,320 to cover any potentially questionable expense reimbursements during his term in office.</p><p>Kinder wrote the check from his personal funds - a change of plans from when he announced earlier this month that his campaign would pay the state $35,050 to cover St. Louis area hotel stays cited in <a href="http://a story ">a story</a> by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.</p> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 22:33:54 +0000 The Associated Press 1043 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kinder pays Mo. more than $50K for questionable expense reimbursements Auditor Schweich raises concerns over Mo. Gov. Nixon's travel costs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/auditor-schweich-raises-concerns-over-mo-gov-nixons-travel-costs <p>Another auditor is criticizing Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon&#39;s administration for billing a state agency over travel costs.</p><p>The audit released Thursday by Republican Auditor Tom Schweich found $1,630 was charged to the Division of Workforce Development, in the Department of Economic Development. Nixon and a labor department official promoted a program administered by the workforce division. The audit said documents for the flight showed no division staff came along.</p> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 19:37:35 +0000 The Associated Press 1009 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Auditor Schweich raises concerns over Mo. Gov. Nixon's travel costs Report: McCaskill spent less on travel than others http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-mccaskill-spent-less-travel-others <p>A <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/10/2791740/sen-mccaskills-travel-billings.html">newspaper&#39;s review of travel records</a> has found that U.S Sen. Claire McCaskill spent far less for four years of flights on her private plane than two former Missouri senators spent for travel over similar time spans.</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:35:03 +0000 The Associated Press 927 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: McCaskill spent less on travel than others Mo. House removes $500,000 designated for governor's travel while approving state budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-removes-500000-designated-governors-travel-while-approving-state-budget <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> continued its swift work today&nbsp;on the $23 billion&nbsp;state budget, giving it first-round approval after only a few hours of debate.</p><p>But before doing so, lawmakers removed most of the money they had allocated for <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon&rsquo;s </a>travel budget. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:47:38 +0000 Marshall Griffin 832 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House removes $500,000 designated for governor's travel while approving state budget McCaskill admits failure to pay taxes on personal plane http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-admits-failure-pay-taxes-personal-plane <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill admitted today that she has failed to pay up approximately $287,000 in back taxes on a personal airplane.</p><p>Problems with McCaskill&#39;s plane surfaced several weeks ago amid reports that her office improperly billed the government for travel to a political event.</p><p>McCaskill took responsibility for that mistake, but she admits that the perception of dodging taxes could hurt her chances for re-election in 2012.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:50:53 +0000 Adam Allington 774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill admits failure to pay taxes on personal plane Mo. GOP files ethics complaint over McCaskill travel http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gop-files-ethics-complaint-over-mccaskill-travel <p><strong>Updated 12:16 p.m. March 16, 2011 with comments from McCaskill.</strong></p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 17:16:21 +0000 Julie Bierach 725 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. GOP files ethics complaint over McCaskill travel