st. louis http://kbia.org en Koster backs gay marriage but fights it in court http://kbia.org/post/koster-backs-gay-marriage-fights-it-court <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he personally supports gay marriage but will defend the state's constitutional ban against it.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:34:03 +0000 Associated Press 55233 at http://kbia.org Koster backs gay marriage but fights it in court No health risk found at Bridgeton complex http://kbia.org/post/no-health-risk-found-bridgeton-complex <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">The Environmental Protection Agency says preliminary radiation screening results showed no public health risk at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:31:17 +0000 Associated Press 55232 at http://kbia.org Koster reaches agreement with landfill owner http://kbia.org/post/koster-reaches-agreement-landfill-owner <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster's office has reached agreement with the owners of the Bridgeton Landfill, measures aimed at better controlling underground smoldering and reducing a strong odor that has troubled neighboring residents for months.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:04:15 +0000 Associated Press 54839 at http://kbia.org Koster reaches agreement with landfill owner Intelligence agency to replace St. Louis site http://kbia.org/post/intelligence-agency-replace-st-louis-site <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A secret government agency that helped coordinate the hunt for Osama bin Laden plans to build a new facility in the St. Louis area to replace its aging home south of downtown.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:12:08 +0000 Associated Press 54129 at http://kbia.org Intelligence agency to replace St. Louis site Missourian O'Malley named ambassador to Ireland http://kbia.org/post/missourian-omalley-named-ambassador-ireland <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">President Barack Obama has appointed St. Louis attorney Kevin O'Malley as U.S. ambassador to Ireland.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:55:58 +0000 Associated Press 54124 at http://kbia.org Bridgeton Landfill settlement might be in jeopardy http://kbia.org/post/bridgeton-landfill-settlement-might-be-jeopardy <p></p><p>A $6.8 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit over a smoldering St. Louis County landfill could be in jeopardy.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:10:28 +0000 Associated Press 53457 at http://kbia.org Bridgeton Landfill settlement might be in jeopardy St. Louis opposes Noranda's Ameren request http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-opposes-norandas-ameren-request <p>The city of St. Louis is opposing a request by Noranda Aluminum for state regulators to lower the electricity rates it pays to Ameren Missouri.</p><p>An attorney for the city wrote to the Missouri Public Service Commission, saying that if Noranda's electric rates are lowered, it could result in higher costs for other consumers. City Counselor Michael Garvin says that it could cost St. Louis an additional $3 million over 10 years.</p><p>Noranda has sought about a 25 percent reduction in the rate Ameren charges at its aluminum smelter in the southeastern Missouri town of New Madrid.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:51:57 +0000 Associated Press 50388 at http://kbia.org St. Louis opposes Noranda's Ameren request Number of military records believed lost increases http://kbia.org/post/number-military-records-believed-lost-increases <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The number of missing or destroyed military records at a federal government warehouse in St. Louis is significantly larger than initially believed.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:43:23 +0000 Associated Press 48923 at http://kbia.org Number of military records believed lost increases DESE Hears Pleas To Keep Public In Charge Of Public Schools http://kbia.org/post/dese-hears-pleas-keep-public-charge-public-schools <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Attorney William Douthit speaks during a public hearing on unaccredited schools on Feb. 5, 2014. " data-attribution="Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:41:33 +0000 Dale Singer 47752 at http://kbia.org DESE Hears Pleas To Keep Public In Charge Of Public Schools Show me gold! Here are the olympic medalists born in Missouri [GRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/show-me-gold-here-are-olympic-medalists-born-missouri-graphic <p>At least three U.S. Olympic athletes with Missouri ties are competing in Sochi this month. But they represent only a small part of the Show-Me State’s Olympic heritage. Nearly 100 medalists since the 1900s were born in Missouri, as shown by the interactive map below. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:42:36 +0000 Andrew Gibson 47692 at http://kbia.org Show me gold! Here are the olympic medalists born in Missouri [GRAPHIC] Progress made but more needed, King Day crowd told http://kbia.org/post/progress-made-more-needed-king-day-crowd-told <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Hundreds gathered in St. Louis to honor Doctor Martin Luther King Junior's fight for equality, even as disparities still exist.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:43:17 +0000 Associated Press 46920 at http://kbia.org Progress made but more needed, King Day crowd told Survey Shows Numerous Cancers, Other Diseases, Near North St. Louis County Creek http://kbia.org/post/survey-shows-numerous-cancers-other-diseases-near-north-st-louis-county-creek <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="An online survey has collected 1,242 reports of cancer from current and former residents of the neighborhoods around Coldwater Creek in North St. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:28:24 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 46788 at http://kbia.org Survey Shows Numerous Cancers, Other Diseases, Near North St. Louis County Creek Missouri Attorney General Demands More Monitoring Of Smoldering Landfill In Bridgeton http://kbia.org/post/missouri-attorney-general-demands-more-monitoring-smoldering-landfill-bridgeton <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="An underground fire was first detected at the Bridgeton Landfill in December, 2010." data-attribution="Credit Véronique LaCapra, St. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:10:42 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 46469 at http://kbia.org Missouri Attorney General Demands More Monitoring Of Smoldering Landfill In Bridgeton Missouri lawmakers to confront student transfer law http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-confront-student-transfer-law <p>Missouri lawmakers are facing pressure to address a student transfer law and unaccredited school districts.</p><p>The law requires school districts without state accreditation to cover the costs for students who want to attend an accredited district within the same county or a bordering one. It makes no exceptions for those without room for new students.</p><p>Missouri now has three unaccredited districts. About 2,000 students have transferred from two districts in St. Louis County and transfers could start soon in Kansas City. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:24:51 +0000 Associated Press 45895 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers to confront student transfer law St. Louis Looks To Immigrants To Bolster Region http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-looks-immigrants-bolster-region St. Louis city and county lost population in the 2010 census which created big concerns about the region’s future.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In reaction, the area's civic leaders quickly turned their attention to immigrants.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Foreign born residents make up less than 5 percent of the metropolitan area, far below most other major U.S. cities.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.stlmosaicproject.org/">St. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:22:59 +0000 Maria Altman 45702 at http://kbia.org St. Louis Looks To Immigrants To Bolster Region Another Mo. Court ruling goes against red light cameras http://kbia.org/post/another-mo-court-ruling-goes-against-red-light-cameras <p></p><p>For the third time in slightly more than a month, a Missouri appeals court ruling raises concerns about red-light cameras.</p><p>The Missouri Court of Appeals' Eastern District on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling that favored the red-light camera law in the city of Arnold. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:40:17 +0000 Associated Press 45441 at http://kbia.org Another Mo. Court ruling goes against red light cameras Mo. Supreme Court continues debate on school transfers http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-continues-debate-school-transfers <p>The Missouri Supreme Court again is considering a court challenge to a law permitting students to transfer from unaccredited school districts to other districts nearby.</p><p>The court upheld the law earlier in a case from the St. Louis area. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court&#39;s focus turned to Kansas City, which has been unaccredited since 2012.</p><p>Taxpayers from five surrounding districts filed suit and contend the transfer law is an unfunded mandate violating the Missouri Constitution.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:59:05 +0000 Associated Press 41474 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court continues debate on school transfers St. Louis eyes rival Chicago over ADM decision http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-eyes-rival-chicago-over-adm-decision <p></p><p>Competition between St. Louis and Chicago isn&#39;t anything new, given the long disdain between Cardinals and Cubs baseball fans. But the rivalry is now extending into a new playing field. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:19:27 +0000 Associated Press 41347 at http://kbia.org St. Louis eyes rival Chicago over ADM decision Urban Crime Summit to feature law enforcement experts http://kbia.org/post/urban-crime-summit-feature-law-enforcement-experts <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Police chiefs, mayors and prosecutors from Kansas City and St. Louis will join with law enforcement experts this month for a four-day Urban Crime Summit.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:21:42 +0000 Associated Press 39852 at http://kbia.org Urban Crime Summit to feature law enforcement experts Public input on possible St. Louis merger sought http://kbia.org/post/public-input-possible-st-louis-merger-sought <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A legislative panel studying a&nbsp;possible merger of St. Louis city and county governments is meeting in Clayton to hear public testimony on the idea.</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:16:55 +0000 Associated Press 39624 at http://kbia.org Public input on possible St. Louis merger sought Unaccredited St. Louis school districts facing $23 million bill for transfers http://kbia.org/post/unaccredited-st-louis-school-districts-facing-23-million-bill-transfers <p></p><p>Two troubled St. Louis-area school districts could pay a combined $23 million to cover tuition and transportation costs for students opting to attend accredited districts.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that nearly 1,700 students in the Normandy and Riverview Gardens districts have applied to transfer. That follows a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling requiring unaccredited districts to pick up those costs for students who want to attend better schools.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:34:24 +0000 Associated Press 37767 at http://kbia.org Unaccredited St. Louis school districts facing $23 million bill for transfers Activists, public officials and religious leaders rally in St. Louis, for immigration reform http://kbia.org/post/activists-public-officials-and-religious-leaders-rally-st-louis-immigration-reform-0 <p>Public officials, activists and religious leaders packed into World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park this afternoon to rally for immigration reform, calling on members of the U.S. House of Representatives to move forward with a plan that cleared the Senate last week.</p><p>St. Louis native Vin Ko runs a pick up soccer league in St. Louis that he said brings together everyone from CEO’s to new immigrants.</p><p>More than just potential economic benefits, he said the nation needs immigration reform because it’s the right thing to do.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:20:16 +0000 Tim Lloyd 36311 at http://kbia.org Activists, public officials and religious leaders rally in St. Louis, for immigration reform Mo. fire marshal advises caution with fireworks http://kbia.org/post/mo-fire-marshal-advises-caution-fireworks <p>The Missouri fire marshal's office is urging people to be cautious with fireworks, saying that people should light only one at a time and keep water nearby.</p><p>Sales of fireworks by licensed seasonal retailers in Missouri began last week and continue through July 9.</p><p>State Fire Marshal Randy Cole said the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch public displays by trained professionals.</p><p>Cole's office recommended that anyone drinking alcohol avoid handling fireworks and consider giving the duties to a "designated shooter."</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:24:47 +0000 Associated Press 35939 at http://kbia.org Mo. fire marshal advises caution with fireworks Columbia and Boone county score high on air quality, St. Louis and 8 counties fail http://kbia.org/node/32696 <p>Eight Missouri counties received an “F” grade in The American Lung Association’s recent“State of the Air” report card. The latest report was released Wednesday – grades U.S. counties and cities on air quality.&nbsp;</p><p>Out of the 17 counties with enough data available to issue a score, only Boone County received an “A” grade. And here’s the list of the counties that failed: Clay, Clinton, Jasper, Jefferson, Perry, St. Charles, St. Louis, and St. Louis city. Researchers used air quality data between 2009 and 2011 for the grading.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:35:21 +0000 Kristofor Husted 32696 at http://kbia.org Mo. senators hear new plans for air export aid http://kbia.org/post/mo-senators-hear-new-plans-air-export-aid <p>Business and civic leaders from the St. Louis area are renewing a push for new tax breaks to encourage international exports through <a href="http://www.flystl.com/" target="_blank">Lambert-St. Louis International Airport</a>.</p><p>A Senate committee heard testimony Wednesday on a plan that would authorize up to $7.5 million of annual tax credits for air cargo exports.</p><p>The proposal is a scaled-back version of a bill that failed during a 2011 special session. Other elements of that doomed package also are back before the Legislature.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:22:30 +0000 Associated Press 28110 at http://kbia.org Mo. senators hear new plans for air export aid Fans Remember Stan The Man http://kbia.org/post/fans-remember-stan-man On Sunday morning fans gathered at Busch Stadium to remember St. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:49:59 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27562 at http://kbia.org Fans Remember Stan The Man MU curators consider benefits proposal http://kbia.org/post/mu-curators-consider-benefits-proposal <p>A long-sought proposal to extend University of Missouri worker benefits to same-sex domestic partners has been expanded to include committed couples of the opposite sex, as well as other unrelated dependent couples, such as roommates. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 23:13:59 +0000 The Associated Press 25554 at http://kbia.org MU curators consider benefits proposal St. Louis man convicted of 1983 rape and murder expecting prison release http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-man-convicted-1983-rape-and-murder-expecting-prison-release <p>Attorneys for a St. Louis man whose 1983 rape and murder convictions were recently thrown out by a Missouri judge say they expect his release from prison on Wednesday.</p><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:28:04 +0000 Associated Press 24471 at http://kbia.org St. Louis man convicted of 1983 rape and murder expecting prison release Law upheld for St. Louis firefighters to live outside city limits http://kbia.org/post/law-upheld-st-louis-firefighters-live-outside-city-limits <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a state law aimed at allowing veteran St. Louis firefighters to live outside the city limits.</p><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:15:35 +0000 Associated Press 24470 at http://kbia.org Law upheld for St. Louis firefighters to live outside city limits Congressman Todd Akin defends "dog" analogy http://kbia.org/post/congressman-todd-akin-defends-dog-analogy <p>Republican Congressman Todd Akin is defending his statement comparing his opponent, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, to a dog. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:23:29 +0000 Chris McDaniel 23237 at http://kbia.org Congressman Todd Akin defends "dog" analogy