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Monday, April 17, 2017

Create Space Closes in the Loop After Bitter Budget Battle with University City

Posted By on Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 6:42 AM

There's another empty storefront in the Loop, but the back story on this one is a bit more complicated than flagging sales or construction-related headaches. Create Space, the arts incubator that launched in the early months of 2016 on the promise of funding from University City, unceremoniously closed its...

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Disabled Immigrant Detained in South St. Louis, Faces Deportation to Afghanistan

Posted By on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 6:34 PM

An Afghan immigrant who has lived here for more than 20 years was detained outside his south St. Louis home on Monday — and now faces a potentially "imminent" deportation. Mahir Mohammad, 53, is part of a family that built a life from scratch in Missouri after leaving Afghanistan....

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PETA Sends a Pig Downtown to Encourage St. Louis to Go Vegan This Easter

Posted By on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 4:31 PM

Instead of a ham this Sunday, why not commemorate the resurrection of Christ with a … vegan roast? St. Louis was recently dubbed the "Best City to Celebrate Easter," and that dubious distinction was apparently enough to draw a visit from the publicity seekers at PETA. They showed up downtown...

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Kansas City Suburb to Dump a Bunch of Poop in the Missouri River on Tuesday

Posted By on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 1:08 PM

On Tuesday, the city of St. Joseph, located about 45 minutes north of Kansas City, will dump a whole bunch of poop into the Missouri River, because people from that side of the state are dumb gross jerks, unlike those of us from this side of the state, who are...

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Pit Bull Advocates Frustrated by Pet Legislation Stalling in Legislature — Again

Posted By on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 6:16 AM

A state effort to stop municipalities from banning various dog breeds appears to have a hit a roadblock in the Missouri legislature — again. At least 85 cities and towns in Missouri have some form of breed-specific legislation, or BSL, banning pit bulls and other controversial dog breeds. Such ordinances...

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lyft Could Return to St. Louis Thanks to Passage of Bill Authorizing Ride-Sharing

Posted By on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 3:22 PM

More than three years after Lyft launched in St. Louis, only to be shut down by a lawsuit from the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission and a city judge, the ride-sharing service could make a triumphant return. That's thanks to new statewide regulations for ride-sharing, which cleared the Missouri House of Representatives...

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New Service, Carvana, Launches Online Used Car Sales in St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 6:43 AM

You can basically buy anything online and have it delivered right to you these days, from groceries and restaurant-ready meals to periodic patches of grass for your pet. How about a slightly used Maserati? Carvana, the online used-car platform, launched in St. Louis on Wednesday—the company’s first foray into...

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Guy Who Tried to Marry His Computer Wants to Censor Porn for Missourians

Posted By on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 6:37 AM

You'd think that a man who once attempted to legally marry his own laptop would have a more accepting view of internet pornography. In 2014 Mark Sevier, a former Tennessee attorney and current producer of Christian electronic dance music, attempted to intervene in a lawsuit regarding same-sex marriage in...

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sued for Discrimination, Missouri Senator Pushes Law Limiting Discrimination Suits

Posted By on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 6:15 AM

In March 2015, a man who used to work at Show-Me Rent to Own in Sikeston, Missouri, filed a lawsuit alleging that his supervisor regularly used racial slurs against him, telling him, among other things, to "quit acting like a n*gger" — and that a map on the wall...

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

St. Louis Is the Nation's Best City for Pet-Friendly Fun

Posted By on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 8:30 AM

No, it's not just your imagination: St. Louis really is going to the dogs. In fact, the city offers more "pet-inclusive tourist activities" than anywhere else in the country. That's according to a study released this morning by RewardExpert, a website that helps consumers makes sense of points and frequent...

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