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Author Archives: Mike Trask

St. Louis lender law may result in more suits

The Missouri Bankers Association is ready to take legal action against St. Louis City if the municipality enacts and enforces a measure that allows a homeowner to enter into mediation with a lender.

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RCGA’s Reagan: Region needs more educated residents

Because of advances in technology, in the next 10 years this region will need 75,000 more residents who possess a bachelor’s or higher degree, St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association CEO Joe Reagan recently told members of the St. Louis Association of Realtors.

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Nixon appoints longtime aide’s daughter to bench

Less than two years ago, Gov. Jay Nixon named Rex Burlison to fill a seat on St. Louis Circuit Court bench. Nixon now has tapped Burlison’s daughter, Erin S. Burlison-Huss, to serve as a St. Charles County Circuit Court associate judge.

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Family of accident victim settles for $450,000

Family members of a passenger killed in an automobile accident have settled with a Bonne Terre restaurant and bar that allegedly sold the car’s driver a significant amount of alcohol. Crossroads Restaurant & Lounge agreed to a $350,000 settlement in exchange for a release of all claims against it.

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Missouri Legislature unlikely to criminalize online fakes

The controversy over Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o and his fake online girlfriend hasn’t moved Missouri legislators to criminalize online impersonation, even though a tragic St. Charles case prompted other states to do just that.

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Group says it lost TIF battle but will win war

Adolphus Busch IV acknowledges his environmental group lost its legal battle to prevent the city of St. Peters from using tax-increment financing (TIF) to subsidize development in a floodplain.

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Fed economist tells Realtors St. Louis housing market ‘still soft’

The St. Louis region’s housing market is “still soft” even though sales volume is on the rise, William R. Emmons told a crowd of more than 100 people who gathered Thursday morning at the Realtors association’s headquarters in St. Louis County. “I think we’re going to bounce along the bottom for a while,” he added.

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Spirit of cooperation has its financial limits

When it comes to paying for projects that benefit the entire region, disagreements emerge. The latest example of that is the refusal of the St. Charles County Council to place a sales tax proposal on the April ballot.

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