St. Louis, MO – The President and CEO of the Missouri Health Foundation says that if Congress fails to enact health care reform, everyone will suffer - not just the uninsured. Dr. James Kimmey spoke to a packed auditorium today at the Missouri History Museum.
Kimmey said that the annual cost of insurance for a family is currently about $13,000.
St. Louis – The state of Missouri's 13th casino opens its doors to gamblers Thursday. Pinnacle's River City Casino in south St. Louis County joins a crowded marketplace. There will now be seven casinos within about 30 miles of one another in the St. Louis region.
St. Louis – The city of St. Louis is pushing forward to bid a contract for sheltering animals, but the move will not save money, at lest not initially.
Earlier this week Mayor Francis Slay said the city would close its animal pound, saying it's too small and outdated.
St. Louis Health Department director Pam Walker said the city would pay a private group $550,000 a year to shelter the animals. And she said the city plans to spend another $250,000 to keep four animal control officers on city streets.
St. Louis – The two people most instrumental in negotiating the agreement between the city of St. Louis and developer Paul McKee were on the stand Wednesday in the trial challenging the validity of those agreements.