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SUCCEED program keeps students socially engaged with diverse online activities

One of the key aspects of UMSL’s SUCCEED program is immersing students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in campus life. They learn important skills while living, studying and working among degree-seeking students. (Photo by August Jennewein) Jonathan Lidgus, director of the University of Missouri–St. Louis’ SUCCEED program, wasn’t sure what was going to happen when

S&P affirms ‘A+’ rating on St. Louis GO Bonds; assigns ‘SP-1+’ rating to FY20 TRANs and affirms ‘A’ rating on long-term appropriation debt

(ST. LOUIS – June 2, 2020) Today S&P Global Ratings (S&P) affirmed its ‘A+’ rating on general obligation (GO) bonds for the City of St. Louis. The agency also assigned its ‘SP-1+’ rating to the city’s series 2020 tax and revenue anticipation notes (TRANs)—the highest rating S&P issues for short-term notes—and affirmed its ‘A’ rating

Communities of Color Should Not Need to Protest

Last week our country was confronted with yet another horrific tragedy, the violent murder of George Floyd. It does not matter what led to his arrest. What matters is the response. As we mourn the loss of George Floyd, we must also name and remember: Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Atatiana Jefferson, Philando Castile,

How to build better highways in plants

As a plant grows, it moves cellular material from its version of manufacturing sites to the cell wall construction zone. Transporter proteins, called motor proteins, are thought to move these cell wall cargo via a complex highway system made up of microtubule tracks. The position of these tracks must be stabilized so that cargo are

Kansas City and St. Louis highlighted in new report on solar power progress

Kansas City and St. Louis ranked thirtieth and thirty-first, respectively, for solar energy capacity per capita among the nation’s leaders. The results come from the seventh edition of Shining Cities: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment Missouri Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey

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Macon County Routes DD & J Now Open

Macon County Routes DD & J Now Open Visitor (not verified) Tue, 06/02/2020 – 15:50 MACON – Macon County Route DD at Middle Fork Salt River, located approximately three miles east of U.S. Route 63, and Macon County Route J at Middle Fork Chariton River, located 0.6 mile west of Macon County Route O near

Crossing Signal Upgrades to Require Lane Closures On Providence Road

Crossing Signal Upgrades to Require Lane Closures On Providence Road Visitor (not verified) Tue, 06/02/2020 – 15:30 COLUMBIA – Motorists in downtown Columbia are advised to slow down and watch for road work taking place at the intersection of Route 163 (Providence Road) and Walnut Street next week. A utility company will be upgrading pedestrian

Resurfacing schedule moved up for Interstate 35

Resurfacing schedule moved up for Interstate 35 Visitor (not verified) Tue, 06/02/2020 – 15:25 CAMERON, Mo. – The resurfacing portion of an improvement project along the Interstate 35 corridor in Clinton County has been advanced and will begin earlier than anticipated. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Herzog Contracting Corp. to resurface I-35 between

Scrub seal project on Buchanan County U.S. Route 169 began today

Scrub seal project on Buchanan County U.S. Route 169 began today Visitor (not verified) Tue, 06/02/2020 – 15:25 ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Good weather over the weekend allowed crews from Vance Brothers, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, to make up time and begin the scrub seal project on U.S. Route 169 today.

NBB Asks EPA for Transparency on "Gap" Small Refinery Exemption Petitions

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Paul Winters  202-737-8803 pwinters@biodiesel.org WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Biodiesel Board delivered a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler asking that he disclose any small refinery exemption petitions for RFS compliance years preceding 2019 that the Environmental Protection Agency received this year. NBB further asks that EPA apply the

Suppression of COVID-19 spread is possible, suggests new model

Suppression of the spread of COVID-19 is an attainable goal, and it can be done through strategies that ease social distancing guidelines, suggests a new model developed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the Brookings Institution. “Suppression means not just ‘flattening the curve’ by spreading out infections over time, but ongoing containment

Route DD in Scott County Closed for Culvert Replacement

Route DD in Scott County Closed for Culvert Replacement Visitor (not verified) Tue, 06/02/2020 – 13:40 SIKESTON – Route DD in Scott County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between County Road 445 and County Road 465. Weather permitting, work

Updated Information: Lane/Ramp Closures Scheduled for I-70/I-435 Interchange This Week

Updated Information: Lane/Ramp Closures Scheduled for I-70/I-435 Interchange This Week Visitor (not verified) Tue, 06/02/2020 – 13:25 JACKSON COUNTY– The Missouri Department of Transportation will have various lane closures along Interstate 70 near I-435 this week beginning on Monday, June 1. This works include significant ramp closures and a rolling slow down and will have

Route CC in Scott County Reduced for Culvert Replacement

Route CC in Scott County Reduced for Culvert Replacement Visitor (not verified) Tue, 06/02/2020 – 13:20 SIKESTON – Route CC in Scott County will be reduced as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between County Road 414 and County Road 420. Weather permitting, work

Route 51 in Perry County Reduced for Bridge Inspections

Route 51 in Perry County Reduced for Bridge Inspections Visitor (not verified) Tue, 06/02/2020 – 13:15 Missouri Route 51 in Perry County will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform bridge inspections. This is the Chester Bridge which goes over the Mississippi River into Illinois. Weather permitting, work will take place

Various lane closures as part of the I-435 Bridge over the MO River rehab project

Various lane closures as part of the I-435 Bridge over the MO River rehab project Visitor (not verified) Tue, 06/02/2020 – 12:50 JACKSON/CLAY COUNTIES – The Missouri Department of Transportation will make the following traffic change as part of a two-year bridge rehabilitation project on the I-435 Bridge over the Missouri River.   Crews will

Extensive asphalt project continues on Route 9 in Platte and Clay Counties

Extensive asphalt project continues on Route 9 in Platte and Clay Counties Visitor (not verified) Tue, 06/02/2020 – 12:10 CLAY/PLATTE COUNTIES– The Missouri Department of Transportation is continuing an extensive daytime and nighttime asphalt paving and guardrail improvement project along Route 9 in Clay and Platte Counties.   Crews will make the following traffic changes

Route BB in Butler County Closed for Pipe Replacement

Route BB in Butler County Closed for Pipe Replacement Visitor (not verified) Tue, 06/02/2020 – 11:30 Butler County Route BB will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the roadway. This section of roadway is between County Road 338 and County Road 340. Weather permitting, work will take place Wednesday,

Crossover removal scheduled in Andrew County

Crossover removal scheduled in Andrew County Visitor (not verified) Tue, 06/02/2020 – 10:30 ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The crossover between the north and southbound lanes of Business U.S. Route 71 at County Road 363 is scheduled for removal. A crossover is often utilized on a divided four-lane roadway to allow access to side roads from

Carroll County Route C project set to begin

Carroll County Route C project set to begin Visitor (not verified) Tue, 06/02/2020 – 10:15 CARROLLTON, Mo. – Route C in Carroll County between Routes D and F has been closed since May 2, 2019. During the flooding that swept through Northwest Missouri last year, two culverts on that portion of Route C received significant