It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.
What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.
Kevin Shattenkirk found the back of the net in the shootout to lift the Blues to a 3-2 win over the Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Ryan Reaves and David Backes each scored within the first 3:25 of the first period for St. Louis, which has won four in-a-row. Jake Allen stopped 26 shots for the victors. Justin Faulk and Ryan Murphy had the goals for Carolina, which had won its previous three.