Missouri Minute: Election Day; Mallinckrodt to fund up to $10 million of rare-disease research

Here are today’s top headlines from across Missouri:

Ballot Briefing: ‘Right to work’statewide offices

By Kristoffer Tigue and Annika Merrilees 
On Tuesday, Missouri voters will decide the fate of the state’s so-called “right-to-work” law. Get up to speed on the broader implications of the proposition with our FAQ. Read moreBeyond right to work, top races and issues across the state include U.S. Senate and state auditor primaries and a vote in Kansas City over a proposed fee on rental properties. Read more

Mallinckrodt to fund up to $10 million of rare-disease research at Wash U

By Lily O’Neill
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals has partnered with the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to fund up to $10 million over five years in support of rare-disease research projects, according to an announcement on Monday. Read more

Bass Pro Shops ranks No. 2 in ‘hot retailers’ industry report

By Megan Liz Smith
Bass Pro Shops is the second hottest retailer in the world, according to the Hot 100 Retailers report published by STORES, the National Retail Federation’s magazine. The Springfield-based outdoor sports retailer has made regular appearances on the list, but it surged to No. 2 in 2018 after acquiring Cabela’s. Read more

Lofty economic impact projected as PGA Championship comes to St. Louis area

The 100th PGA Championship tees off at Bellerive Country Club in Town and Country on Thursday, and it’s projected to have an economic impact of up to $100 million on the St. Louis region, in the form of sold-out hotels and busy restaurants. Read more

Kansas City’s Plaza plots path forward amid retail’s woes

During an era of mall decline, Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza is focused on a strategy to avoid what some are calling the “retail apocalypse.” The nation’s first outdoor shopping center is celebrating 95 years in business this year, and its owners are set on keeping it alive. Read more

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