Here are today’s top headlines from across Missouri:
A U.S. Soccer National Training Center, a $75 million complex with an economic impact of more than $1 billion, will be constructed in Kansas City, Kan., Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday evening. The project will include a 100,000-square-foot indoor facility with a practice field, along with eight lighted, outdoor professional soccer fields and eight youth fields.
For 10-year-old Tres Johnson, one of about 18,000 children in Missouri with intractable epilepsy, a single drug allowed by the state’s new medical marijuana law will provide relief from seizures that seem to have no end. For marijuana law advocates, the law seems to be a step toward legalization.
The ever-growing national health care industry is fueled more by workers who have an associate degree or less than it is by workers who have earned bachelor’s degrees in health-related fields, according to a new study that looked at the country’s largest 100 metro areas.
Amazon.com Inc. has signed a lease to occupy all 260,700 square feet of the new speculative building at Lenexa Logistics Centre in the Kansas City metropolitan area, local real estate sources confirmed. The Block Real Estate Services LLC partnership developing the 120-acre park now is seeking issuance of a building permit for a second speculative building at Lenexa Logistics Centre.
SunEdison is moving its headquarters and about 200 employees across the Missouri River into St. Louis County, signing an 11-year lease that means it probably won’t be following its solar operations to California anytime soon.
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