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St. Louis bank, nonprofit launch career program for young women

5 hours 1 minute ago
The result of Ellen Dierberg Milne's idea is a five-year partnership between Creve Coeur-based First Bank and Girls Inc. of St. Louis. The inaugural class of 15 girls – who will enter the eighth grade this fall – began earlier this month. The goal is for them to continue with the program until they graduate from high school.
James Drew

Lindenwood University makes staff layoffs, citing anticipated enrollment impact

11 hours 27 minutes ago
Lindenwood University laid off 12 staff and two faculty members this past week, citing an effort to cut its operating budget by 10% as it anticipates enrollment to be impacted by nationwide federal student aid delays. University spokesperson Julee Mitsler confirmed the layoffs Friday. In addition, the university won't be filling dozens of open positions, leaving about 620 full-time employees. "To maintain Lindenwood’s strong financial position, the University is planning appropriately," Mitsler…
Kelsi Anderson

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signs bill to poach Kansas City Chiefs, Royals from Missouri

2 days 21 hours ago
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday signed legislation that offers hundreds of millions of dollars to the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals to relocate from Missouri. The legislation, an expansion of one of the state’s tax incentive programs, could help finance up to 70% of the cost for one or both teams to build a new stadium in Kansas. “We know that modernizing our economic development tools provides the opportunity to increase private investment into the state,” Kelly said in a news release…
Allison Kite

Tea room to close after more than 7 years on Cherokee Street

3 days 7 hours ago
After seven and a half years of business on Cherokee Street, Teatopia will permanently close its doors this weekend, the cafe announced Thursday. According to a post on Instagram, Teatopia will close its cafe, at 2606 Cherokee St., on Sunday, June 23. The property is owned by Cherokee Anchors LLC. Offering a large tea menu, smoothies, salads and other food items, the business first opened in late January 2017 in a narrow, 300-square-foot space at 2619 1/2 Cherokee before moving to its larger current…
Jennifer Somers