St. Louis, MO – Metropolitan Sewer District customers will see higher bills in September and vote on a $500 million referendum in November.
MSD trustees approved a 21% rate increase Thursday.
Voters will decide November Fourth whether trustees can raise $500 million in cash by selling bonds. The bond money, as well as the rate hike, would help build a new sewer plant in Oakville and upgrade other facilities.
Omaha, Neb. – A federal judge in Nebraska Wednesday refused to modify her ruling that the Missouri River's levels must be high enough for barge traffic.
That's the ruling that the Corps of Engineers says is in conflict with another judge's ruling in Washington. The corps told Judge Gladys Kessler this week that the Nebraska ruling was the reason it was ignoring Kessler's order to lower water levels to protect endangered species.
St. Louis, Mo. – The movie "The Game of their Lives" has wrapped in St. Louis. Cast and crew spent more than a month in the city shooting scenes for the film, which tells the story of the 1950 US World Cup soccer team.
Several team members were from St. Louis, including Frank Borghi. He and the others helped serve as consultants to the actors portraying them.
"I think it's been great. They've really done a lot for St. Louis and the Hill area, which I'm a part of. I really enjoyed it, it's been a thrill for me," Borghi said.
St. Louis, MO – A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives would require states to take over the Head Start program, which has been federally funded since 1965. Governor Holden says though the Bush administration proposes giving states block grants, he fears the federal government will gradually reduce Missouri's annual amount: