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An ongoing battle between Cairo residents living in rapidly deteriorating, bug and rodent infested public housing and the Alexander County Housing Authority accused of mismanaging federal funds and alleged civil rights violations came to a head last week.

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

The Southeast Missouri Department of Athletics hosted the Fourth Annual Student-Athlete Awards Ceremony by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee  - otherwise known as SAAC by SAAC - Wednesday evening at Academic Hall Auditorium.

SAAC by SAAC is the annual end-of-the-year awards show run by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, a group of student-athlete leaders appointed from each Redhawk sports program. Awards nominees are selected by the SAAC committee, and a vote of student-athletes and athletic department coaches and staff selects the winners.

Parks and Recreation Department, City of Cape Girardeau

This Saturday is Earth Day, and the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its annual Friends of the Parks Day and Great Cape Cleanup. Parks Division Manager, Brock Davis, says they’ll be beautifying the entire city, come rain or shine.


Brock explained, “Our central location is Capaha Park; that’s where a lot of our projects will be hosted. We do projects on Broadway, downtown, we’ll be scattered all the way to the Jaycee golf course, the Osage Center, Cape Splash, pretty much all over.”


Shane Burke

In this special episode of Reel Talk, Collin and Peter share their thoughts on upcoming movie trailers! Will Thor: Ragnarok be worth your time? Will Justice League be a bust? Will there be any reason not to see the new Star Wars film? You can hear all of that and more in this week's episode of Reel Talk! We'll see you at the movies! 

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The World Health Organization (WHO) defines environment, as it relates to health, as “all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviors. ”Environmental health consists of preventing or controlling disease, injury, and disability related to the interactions between people and their environment.

As we approach Earth Day, it seems like a good time to look at how our health is affected by the environment.