Originally published on Fri December 6, 2013 9:12 am
About 100 fast food workers and their supporters braved sleet squalls Thursday morning to join a nationwide protest seeking a boost in the federal minimum wage.
"I'm reminded of what happened during the Civil Rights movement," Ronald Bobo, the pastor at Westside Missionary Baptist Church, told the crowd as they gathered outside the Jack in the Box at 4111 Lindell Blvd. It wasn't the old people who made the difference. It was the young people. You can make a difference. Don't give up, don't give in, don't be intimidated."
Three teams of city workers will be roaming the streets of Cape Girardeau to clean up weeds and pick up litter.
Operation Clean Sweep consists of three teams of 8 to 12 people who clean up the city streets.Citizen are also volunteering for the program, and public works director Tim Grambling said that is a huge help.
Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 1:48 pm
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official says the Olmsted Locks and Dam Project near Paducah was headed toward a cost-and-scheduling “catastrophe” before the increased spending authorization was approved last night as a part of the deal to reopen the federal government.
The Better Business Bureau is advising consumers to be careful when buying pink products for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Many products can now be purchased in pink, and many companies and businesses donate a certain percentage of proceeds to breast cancer research and other legitimate charities. Other companies only offer vague claims.
The government shutdown has not had an immediate impact on Missouri’s Social Services up to this point. Assistance programs like Women Infants and Children, or WIC, could eventually be affected along with Meals on Wheels for senior citizens. State Budget Director, Linda Luebbering, says they’re okay for now but if the shutdown continues then the money that the state does have right now will be in jeopardy.