A study conducted by the Missouri Office of Administration found Missouri’s government discriminates against race and gender when issuing state contracts.

The study looked at the contracts the state offers and who they are sold to, and took an in-depth look at women-owned and minority-owned businesses. The goal is 10 percent for minority-owned businesses (MBE) and 5 percent for women-owned businesses (WBE).

Gas Prices Dropping In Southeast Missouri

Oct 27, 2014
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Gas prices are low in Southeast Missouri lately and, according to petroleum analysts, it will remain like that for the rest of the year.

Senior petroleum analyst for the website Gas Buddy Patrick DeHaan explained that gas prices decreased because of events occurring over the last two weeks overseas. He said that because Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq announced they were cutting prices on oil for the month of October, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is voluntarily cutting prices.

1 Million Cups

Cape Girardeau has been selected as the next site for the Kauffman Foundation’s national entrepreneur mentoring program, 1 Million Cups. The first event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

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The Jackson Community Center and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Safe Room Project is officially underway. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Wednesday at the project site in Jackson, Mo.

“We are going to be able to have a lot of activities and programs in the community center and we really had a need for something like that,” Jackson mayor, Barbara Lohr, said.

Despite a nationwide decline of youth and adult membership in Girl Scouts, Southeast Missouri is seeing an increase in participation throughout the organization.

According to Chief Communications Officer Brigitte Scott, the Southeast chapter grew by more than 360 members, including youth and adult membership. In fiscal year 2012-2013, the region had 4,006 memberships and 2013-2014 it had 4,369 members.