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Lyda Krewson Sworn In As City’s 46th Mayor, First Female to Take the Office

The four floors of St. Louis City Hall Rotunda were standing room only on Tuesday afternoon as Lyda Krewson was sworn in as the city’s 46th mayor. Prior to the mayoral inauguration, Darlene Green was sworn in as City Comptroller, who spoke of the accomplishments done in her previous terms, what the office means to […]

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Operation Food Search to Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week by Honoring Efforts of More Than 7,000 Individuals

Without volunteers, organizations would literally be unable to function.  That is why April is National Volunteer Month, which recognizes the many efforts of those who graciously give their time and their support to worthy non-profit agencies. Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry, will honor its more […]

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Landmark Federal Court Decision Extends Workplace Discrimination Protections to Lesbian and Gay People

The decision, from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, changes the national landscape of employment law for LGBT people (Chicago, IL) –In a groundbreaking, 8-3 decision, the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates federal civil rights law. The court found that such discrimination is a […]

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MDP Shines a Light on Missouri’s Gender Wage Gap on Equal Pay Day

Making the problem worse, Missouri’s Republicans are pushing discriminatory Senate Bill 43 The Missouri Democratic Party today, on Equal Pay Day, is releasing state-specific figures detailing the wage gap between women and men in Missouri. According to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), today’s wage gap in Missouri would cost a woman more than $400,000 over a […]

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St. Louis Symphony Celebrates Successful 2017 Gala

$600,000 raised for community and education programs The St. Louis Symphony raised $600,000 to support its community and education programs at its 2017 gala celebration on March 25. More than 400 guests, including acclaimed American composer John Adams, enjoyed an extraordinary night of fantastic entertainment and compelling stories at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. The black-tie […]

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Operation Food Search Raises $105,000 at Purses for Pantries Fundraiser

Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry, recently held its fourth Purses for Pantries fundraiser and raised $105,000. The event included both silent and live auctions featuring a variety of designer and designer-inspired purses for purchase including evening clutches, vintage pocketbooks, and trendy tote bags.  All proceeds […]

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Governor Greitens Aims to Avoid ‘Answering Tough Questions’

In case you missed it, a Kansas City Star analysis today details how Missouri Governor Eric Greitens aims to avoid “answering tough questions,” which “raises transparency concerns and does a disservice to Missourians.” “The governor has held only one news conference where he fielded general questions from Capitol reporters. His communications office installed a keypad lock on […]

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Upcoming Conference to Address Suicide Risk in the LGBTQ+ Population

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention identifies groups at higher risk than the general population for suicide including LGBTQ+ populations. However, most mental health professionals are not trained to understand the unique discriminatory experiences that can contribute to an increased risk for suicide in this minority population. To address this need, the Eastern Missouri […]

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