Union chief says “Ferguson effect” has increased pressure both on and off the streets.
“One year later, we have $480 million in new investment and nearly 1,000 new jobs,” says Sheila Sweeney, interim CEO of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.
St. Louis gets good marks for stability and affordability, but low marks for racial disparity in the latest report from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.
Greek Americans in St. Louis are feeling for family and friends in Greece, where unemployment has hit 25 percent and banks are allowing only small withdrawals.
There was one St. Louis-area fatality – 45-year-old Charles Meyer of St. Louis was killed July 3 in a crash in Franklin County.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed House Bill 42, saying it fails to solve the problems of unaccredited school districts in the St. Louis region and creates new problems and mandates for public schools across the state.
The Cuivre River was falling in northeast Missouri, the Meramec near St. Louis was at crest, and the Mississippi River south of St. Louis was expected to reach its high point on Tuesday.
The 37 percent increase is blamed on banks repossessing homes that were in the foreclosure process.
People across St. Louis Metro became a little snake jittery when two recent stories surfaced: A Nixa, Mo., man died from venomous snake bites May 27, and more recently, public works department employees in Maryville, Ill., removed four snakes from Drost Park.
Coldwell Banker Gundaker President says the St. Louis housing market hasn’t been this high since April of 2013.