Thursday, September 29, 2011
Governor Nixon calls on lawmakers to pass an economic development package or go home.
Politics often gets described in metaphorical strategy akin to sporting events. If someone were to take a look at the status of the Special Session of the Missouri Legislature, they might describe parties involved as "getting chippy". Three weeks after the session started, one piece of legislation, a fix to the so-called "Facebook" law regarding teacher and student communication has been passed, even though some might argue the actual bill itself is outside the scope of what Governor Jay Nixon added to his call for the session. Another bill, which could boost the high tech sector in Creve Coeur, has also been passed, but is now tied to the fate of legislation seen as the main foundation for the session itself, an economic development bill …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Patch Regional Editor Holly Edgell reflects on a recent trip to China and how the society is evolving in the digital age.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
There has been a good deal of talk about China in metro St. Louis lately. Our lawmakers, business groups, and corporate leaders hope to make the region a hub for trade with China. That hope has a name: Aerotropolis. Right about now there is a bit of turbulence around the idea, though, as reported by the Missouri Watchdog here on St. Charles Patch. Maryland Heights Patch and Hazelwood Patch also reported on the Aerotropolis, which would involve providing tax credits for developers to build cargo warehouses and related infrastructure in the communities near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Where do I come in? While China has been causing some buzz in our area, I actually had the opportunity to travel to that country on July 8. I was …
Saturday, June 25, 2011
This week's selection includes opinions about smoking bans, police departments and Lambert Airport.
It was a busy week in Patchland. Patch readers have some definite opinions on their police departments, whether the St. Louis-area should pursue being a China hub and smoking bans--again! Nibble on some of these morsels, and if you're inclined to share your thoughts, click the links and chime in. We're all ears. Police Cite Three for Public Urination "Giving tickets for people urinating outside. Well, that is at least a bit different from giving tickets to people who are not doing anything wrong. Don't have a real crime to solve, they will Never show up. If they do, by a remote chance, they will NOT do anything to help. Why doesn't anyone do anything other than make fun of them?? Even Creve Coeur makes fun of Maryland Heights all of the …