Passing ordinances to protect sexual orientation and gender identity in St. Louis proved easier in the city than in the county. St. Louis was the first of 96 municipalities in Continue Reading →
Springfield’s City Council Zone 1 seat has been left vacant by Jeff Seifried, leaving the position open to applicants. The application is due Friday, March 27th. This application can be Continue Reading →
Shaun McCaulla, 22, and Conor Tierney, 18, have brought their knowledge of fashion and photography together to create Crown and Lace: Fashion Look Book. For the first installment of the online Continue Reading →
- In the past couple of years, the number of children and teens in the foster care system in Greene County continues to increase.
- “My goal is to advocate for these kids,” said Miss Springfield 2015, Kelsey Dacus since her platform is improving and raising awareness for the foster care system.
- The adoption and foster care system is a growing problem because these are children who do not have families that can help foster their growth as they progress through life.
- If you would like to get in contact with Miss Springfield Kelsey Dacus and learn more about her, her platform, and foster care resources, contact her at MissSpringfield2015@gmail.com.
Education and Resources Important to Success
Personal stories of discrimination in the LGBT community are shared. “I’m a human being and I deserve to be treated fairly and equally,” said Charles Abernathy. These stories give insight Continue Reading →
The Springfield Art Museum has a live online collection that showcases the collection. “As someone who doesn’t get to go to museums very often, I think this database is fabulous,”said Continue Reading →
How the decision on the SOGI bill will ripple outward for Missouri and the nation
- Only one month remains until voters decide to keep the protections of the SOGI bill or repeal it.
- “The fact that the ordinance passed in Springfield is somewhat surprising,” said Dr. George Connor, Missouri State political science professor specializing in Missouri politics.
- Springfield is not the only city currently in this battle; Arkansas, West Virginia and Tennesee have similar ordinances.
- No matter the results on April 7, citizen groups will still be fighting over LGBT rights.
Interview by Amanda White, editing by Rose Marthis, Amanda White, Jesse Inman
A Region On The Rise
- Springfield, Mo is currently in a period of economic boom with a below average cost of living index, retail sales over $3.5 million, and a growing employment rate.
- As of 2013 the city’s home sales price trends are on a steady three year increase approaching $137,000. Following this trend new residential construction permits reached a three year high as of 2013 at 155.
- The per capita income trend has recovered from recession era levels by over $2,500.
- Cost of living has remained below the national average by 10%.
Click the image to check out this info-graphic explaining the situation!
- Behind the scenes, donut making in action at the local Hurts Donuts.
- Hurts Donuts is the name and creativity is the game.
- Donut making is an art form, so much thought is put into each donut.
- Endless flavors of donuts available 24/7!
Here’s an inside look at where the support and opposition stand with SOGI as the countdown to the vote in April gets closer. Where we are: Springfield City Council members Continue Reading →