The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center opened a new four-story, $36 million research building on its Creve Coeur campus on June 16. The Bio-Research and Development Growth (BRDG) Park will be an incubator for fledgling plant and life sciences companies, and will provide lab space for established companies like Monsanto.
St. Louis, MO – Fourteenth Ward Alderman Stephen Gregali, the chair of the Public Employees committee, demanded the resignation Tuesday of the department's director, Richard Frank.
Gregali called it the only way to change a culture that has the department ignoring the city's needs for its own benefit. Gregali said he will call on the Civil Service Commission to investigate if Frank refused.
Gregali also sits on the Ways and Means committee, which voted to cut another $125,000 from the department's budget.
In case you have forgotten, the mortgage crisis that drove thousands of St. Louis area homeowners into foreclosure has not gone away. It simply doesn't receive as much media attention as it did a year ago.
In the first part of the KWMU series "Facing the Mortgage Crisis", Repps Hudson prepared this report on how bad the problem is now.
The Saint Louis County Health Department says mosquitoes in parts of the county have tested positive for West Nile virus. The virus can be fatal, but usually only causes symptoms like fever, headache and body aches.
The department's Joan Bradford said workers are treating standing water in public areas with insecticides to kill mosquito larva. She said residents also should remove water that has collected on their property.
St. Louis, MO – Lawmakers in Washington, DC are expected to approve this week a supplemental budget that would be good news for Boeing. The $106 billion spending bill includes funds to build eight C-17 cargo planes.
Senator Claire McCaskill toured Scott Air Force Base in the Metro East Monday to continue making her case that the Defense Department should continue the C-17 program. The base handles logistics for the entire military and makes heavy use of the cargo planes.
Jefferson City, MO – One of the numerous bills awaiting Governor Jay Nixon's signature would formally reject Missouri's participation in the federal Real I-D Act of 2005.
The bill's sponsor, GOP House Member Jim Guest from rural northwestern Missouri, says the act would not only require everyone to have a federal I-D card, but would also eventually store everyone's personal information in a national database: