Missouri

Dozens of teacher abuse allegations prompt Kirkwood School District superintendent to launch investigation

Kirkwood School District superintendent said he will request approval for an independent assessment and investigation of how sexual abuse allegations are handled KIRKWOOD, Mo. — It started with one woman’s story of sexual abuse at the hands of her high school teacher.  Katie Pappageorge posted it last week on the Kirkwood High School alumni Facebook page. She was just 13 ...

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NAIC Releases Request for Proposal for Legal Consultant to Research New Regulatory Framework

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The National Association of Insurance Commissioners issued the following news release: The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has released a request for proposal (RFP) to retain a legal consultant to research and report on existing state laws and regulations that could support a new regulatory framework authorizing insurers to separate policies from one another. This request for proposal is ...

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$100,000 grant will help highlight local artwork at Pynchon Plaza in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD —- When the renovations are completed at Pynchon Plaza this summer, it will become a gateway connecting downtown Springfield to the Springfield Museums. A $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will make it possible for local art to be featured in the plaza. “We hope when we are over this COVID-19 crisis that people will be ...

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MoDOT to begin major I-70 project at east-central Missouri’s Mineola Hill next week

The state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) says the massive project to replace the aging I-70 Rocheport bridge in mid-Missouri is still in the planning phases. MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says the agency is making good progress on a related project to build one-point-two miles of truck climbing lanes on I-70 at east-central Missouri’s Mineola Hill. The state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) says ...

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Enterprise Holdings reaches deal to acquire courts building from St. Louis County

Car rental giant Enterprise Holdings said it has acquired St. Louis County’s former family court building, which is located adjacent to its corporate headquarters in Clayton, which is pictured here. Enterprise Holdings on Wednesday said it is has acquired the St. Louis County’s former family courts building. The long vacant property sits just at the corner of Brentwood Boulevard and ...

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Hancock briefs

Former Mayor Dan Murphy speaks during Wednesday’s meeting of the Hancock Town Council in the Kirkwood Park pavilion. Town awards bid for sewer system study HANCOCK — Hancock officials Wednesday awarded a bid to study and recommend updates to the town’s sewer system. The town has already launched a project to build a new wastewater treatment plant. Town Manager Joe ...

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Columbia City Council voting to go forward with audit

After years of discussion, the Columbia City Council will vote Monday on a $21,000 contract with RubinBrown LLC, a St. Louis-based certified public accounting firm, for a performance audit. The city approved and released the RFP in early February. Of the seven firms to offer proposals, the city interviewed two and recommended RubinBrown, according to a city report. At the February ...

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UMSL seeking buyer for one of its properties

The building has been vacant for nearly 10 years Normandie Hall has been vacant for nearly 10 years. ST. LOUIS — The University of Missouri – St. Louis said Wednesday it is seeking proposals for purchase of the former Incarnate Word Convent property in Bel Nor. The university purchased the property in 1993 and renamed it Normandie Hall, which originally ...

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States give few details on billions of dollars spent on medical supplies

Ground crew at Los Angeles International Airport unload supplies of medical personal protective equipment from a China Southern Cargo plane upon its arrival April 10, 2020. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — States are spending billions of dollars stocking up on medical supplies such as masks and breathing machines during the coronavirus pandemic. But more than two months into the buying binge, ...

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States give few details on billions spent on virus supplies

Jefferson City (US), May 25 (AP) States are spending billions of dollars stocking up on medical supplies such as masks and breathing machines during the coronavirus pandemic. But more than two months into the buying binge, many aren”t sharing details about how much they”re spending, what they”re getting for their money or which companies they”re paying. An Associated Press survey ...

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Willow Springs License Office Opens

JEFFERSON CITY — The Willow Springs License Office, located at 705 E. Main St., opened last week at 9 a.m.   The management contract for the Willow Springs License Office was awarded to Cynthia L. Blades on Feb. 13, 2020.  All license office contracts in Missouri are awarded through a competitive bid process. License offices are operated by independent contractors but ...

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Letter: We need a plan to save CFDC

I am writing to express my concern about the lack of action to save NHTI’s Child and Family Development Center by NHTI and leaders of New Hampshire as a whole. My 2-year-old daughter attended CFDC for just 6 months after being waitlisted for almost 18 months, only to have it close in March “due to” the COVID-19 pandemic. Since CFDC ...

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