st. louis http://kbia.org en 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