County Executive Dr. Sam Page to Hold Media Briefing on COVID-19

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Senator Justin Brown’s Legislative Column for Aug. 6, 2020

Beginning the Fight Against Crime An extra legislative session called by the governor, which began July 27, continued this week. The General Assembly is tasked with passing a package of legislation to address violent crime in Missouri’s largest cities. The Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Policy Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 1 last week

KC Man Charged with Armed Robbery Conspiracy

A Kansas City, Missouri, man has been charged in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to commit at least seven armed robberies of local businesses, primarily fast food restaurants. Original Source

Mayor Krewson Statement Regarding the Expansion of “Operation Legend” to the City of St. Louis

Mayor Lyda Krewson today issued the following statement regarding the expansion of the federal law enforcement initiative known as “Operation Legend” to the City of St. Louis:  “Today, U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen announced the City of St. Louis will receive additional assistance from our federal law enforcement partners through the expansion of ‘Operation Legend’. This

UMSL extending test-optional admissions process for 2021-2022 applicants

UMSL is suspending the standardized testing requirement for first-time undergraduate applicants seeking admission for the 2021-22 academic year. (Photo by August Jennewein) First-year students applying for admission to the University of Missouri–St. Louis for the 2021-2022 academic year have the choice of whether to submit their standardized test scores to the university. UMSL is joining

Senator Mike Cunningham’s Legislative Column for Aug. 6, 2020

Legislative Column for Aug. 6, 2020 The Missouri General Assembly returned to Jefferson City on July 27 for an extra legislative session called by the governor. The “extraordinary” session is focused on addressing violent crime, especially the alarming rate of homicides in our state’s metropolitan areas. The scope of the session is limited to six

6th Street Lane Closure August 7

The southbound lane of 6th Street will be temporarily closed from W. 76 Country Boulevard to Pacific Street on Friday, August 7, 2020, between 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. to replace a manhole and install a new sewer main. Original Source

Social work’s role in the health, well-being of LGBTQ people in China

As China’s government seeks solutions to social problems related to an evolving society, professional social work is increasingly entering new areas, including migrant and aging services, and is poised to take on a larger role in assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, said two experts from the Brown School at Washington University

Route U (Alabama Street) to close next week for railroad work

Route U (Alabama Street) to close next week for railroad work Visitor (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2020 – 16:40 St. Joseph, Mo. – Railroad crews plan to close Route U (Alabama Street) at the railroad crossing just west of U.S. Route 59 next week. The road will close between U.S. Route 59 and Stockyards Expressway at

NB, SB I-55 in Ste. Genevieve County Reduced for Bridge Repairs

NB, SB I-55 in Ste. Genevieve County Reduced for Bridge Repairs Visitor (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2020 – 16:25 SIKESTON – Northbound and Southbound Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews repair the bridges over River Aux Vases. This section of roadway is located from mile

Stepping up in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis incoming senior Katherine Wallace has a complicated relationship with St. Louis. Is there any other kind? “I love St. Louis — the neighborhoods, the people,” Wallace said. “But at the same time, I understand this is a city built on inequity. If you only see the good or the bad

Free speech? Nearly half of Americans self-censor, study finds

Because of increasing political polarization, more Americans than ever — some 40% — are choosing to keep their mouths shut rather than express their opinions, according to a new Washington University in St. Louis study. In an age when social media ensures everyone can have a voice, fear causes people to stay mum, creating a

Work schedule set to change for I-435 Bridge over the MO River project

Work schedule set to change for I-435 Bridge over the MO River project Visitor (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2020 – 15:25 JACKSON/CLAY COUNTIES – The Missouri Department of Transportation will make the following work schedule change as part of a two-year bridge rehabilitation project on the I-435 Bridge over the Missouri River. Crews will close the

WashU Expert: Pandemic lessons from 2-1-1

There have been more than 3.5 million requests for assistance to 2-1-1 help lines around the United States since the coronavirus pandemic hit this spring. The impact was immediate and dramatic, said a Brown School researcher who tracks calls to 2-1-1 help lines across the U.S. Kreuter During COVID-19, the volume of requests to 2-1-1s has

Overlay operations scheduled for routes in Monroe County

Overlay operations scheduled for routes in Monroe County Visitor (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2020 – 15:15 HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be performing road mix overlay operations on routes in Monroe County. Please see below for locations and details. Monroe County Route OO – Aug 13, the road will be closed from Route J to CR 1131

Roadwork continues on routes in Pike County

Roadwork continues on routes in Pike County Visitor (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2020 – 15:15 HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be performing patching operations on routes in Pike County. Please see below for locations and details. Pike County Route HH – August 10-12, the road will be closed from U.S. Route 61 to Route Z between 7:00

Bridge maintenance scheduled on U.S. Route 24 in Marion County

Bridge maintenance scheduled on U.S. Route 24 in Marion County Visitor (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2020 – 15:15 HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be performing bridge maintenance operations on U.S. Route 24 in Marion County. Please see below for locations and details. Marion County U.S. Route 24 – August 18, the road will be reduced to one

Temporary Traffic Impacts and Closures on Routes in Clark County Due to Scheduled Roadwork

Temporary Traffic Impacts and Closures on Routes in Clark County Due to Scheduled Roadwork Visitor (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2020 – 15:10 HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be performing various maintenance operations on routes in Clark County. Please see below for locations and details. Clark County Route FF – Aug 7, 10-11, the road will be closed

Road closure rescheduled for Route T in Amazonia

Road closure rescheduled for Route T in Amazonia Visitor (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2020 – 14:55 AMAZONIA, Mo. – The closure of Route T northwest of Amazonia did not happen as planned this week. Instead, railroad crews now plan to close Route T at the St. Joseph Sub railroad crossing Aug. 19 – 21 to place