President Obama marked his 100th day in office by visiting the St. Louis suburb of Arnold. The president took questions at a town-hall meeting and laid out his vision for economic recovery.
Obama tempered his remarks by reiterating that the challenges confronting his administration have been unprecedented and there is still a long way to go. But, given the stakes that the country is facing the president said there is reason to be optimistic.
Jefferson City, MO – A proposed constitutional amendment that would give the governor more say in selecting judges for the State Supreme Court and lower courts will most likely die in the Missouri Senate.
The sponsor, State Senator Jim Lembke (R, St. Louis Co.) made that admission during floor debate today.
But he expressed confidence that an alternate version will make it onto the 2010 ballot via petition drive.
St. Louis – Based on recent headlines, one might think that Granite City, a blue collar town in the Metro East, has been decimated by the economy's impact on the steel industry. But that may not be true.
St. Louis University researchers say using the topical cream imiquimod along with surgery to treat a common head and neck melanoma may stop the cancer from coming back. Doctors say it's usually hard to know if they've removed all of the lentigo maligna (LM) skin cancer because it has uneven borders.
Dr. Scott Fosko is the study's lead researcher. He says doctors treated the areas around patients' melanomas with imiquimod after surgery.
St. Louis, MO – Evaluators from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be in the 89 buildings of the St. Louis Public Schools this week to review the district's processes and standards.
The review is not to determine if the district is ready to regain its accreditation, said DESE's chief accountability officer Becky Odneal.