St. Louis, MO – The University of Missouri-St. Louis has announced that it will move forward with a plan to build a new facility for KWMU in the Grand Center area of St. Louis.
A campaign to raise $12 million for a new public radio station building had been on hold while university administrators decided whether to build it on campus or in Grand Center. UM-St. Louis Chancellor Thomas George says the facility is an opportunity to expand the reach of the university.
Jefferson City, MO – Do state employees have a legal right to access county retirement funds? That question was before the Missouri Supreme Court today.
Three state juvenile justice officers with the Jefferson County Circuit Court are suing the state.
Gilbert Alderson, Joseph Polette and Theodore Allen, Jr., claim that since the court appointed them to work as officers for Jefferson County, they meet the legal definition of county employees, and thus are eligible to receive county retirement benefits.
St. Louis, MO – This summer's flooding led to several levee breaks along the Mississippi River, and data presented at a conference Tuesday says the geology beneath levees has a lot to do with whether they hold or fail.
Two-thirds of the 60 levee breaks in 2008 happened near locations breeched by floodwaters in 1993, said David Rogers, an associate professor of geological engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Rogers was part of a team that studied the levee breeches.