- Business notebook: Cape salon picked as one of nation's top 200 (4/17/17)
- Man out on bond for alleged molestation of boys charged with abusing girl (4/18/17)
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)9
- New policy for semissourian.com online commentary: No pseudonyms (4/17/17)57
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Going the distance: Several locals participate in Boston Marathon (4/18/17)2
- City wants to put hold on shipping container houses for now (4/17/17)1
- Deputy: Man kicked, broke uncle's ribs after yard-work dispute (4/19/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Scott County: M Kay Supply in Benton fills unique needs in community (4/14/17)
Use influence for port dredging
Recently Representative Emerson complained to the Army Corps of Engineers about their refusal to dredge the SEMO Regional Port. Apparently the corps, as part of the federal government, doesn't have the money ($250,000) for the project.
Maybe a nongovernmental solution could be applied.
The Congressional Hunger Center is a $3 million Emerson earmark beneficiary based in Washington, D.C. Jo Ann is listed as the CHC's board co-chair.
The Congressional Hunger Center received a $250,000 grant from ConAgra Foods Foundation in 2009. According to their website, "This initiative will fund the field and policy placements of four Emerson National Hunger Fellows."
I recommend Ms. Emerson use her Washington connections to get money donated to the port from one of the large agribusinesses that benefit from federal agricultural subsidies. This CHC donation demonstrates ConAgra has the capacity to help us here in Missouri as well.
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