As Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed prepares to announce today he'll run against Mayor Francis Slay in the election next spring, their respective camps are increasingly battling it out on "the Twitter."
Congratulations, Ed!Deb Peterson, one of Daily RFT's favorite reporters over at the local daily, reports that city counselor Patti Hageman and Mayor Slay's former spokesman Ed Rhode eloped to Sedona, Arizona, last week. Writes Deb: "Hageman's children, Jordan, 8, and Lucy, 5, served as ring ... More >>
Ed RhodeThe man who's answered scores of media questions, dropped the occasional tip and, yes, issued a few "no comments" in his day -- Ed Rhode -- is leaving Mayor Francis Slay's staff effective August 31. For the past eight-and-a-half years Rhode has served as the official spokesperson for the ... More >>
In his "State of the City" report to the Board of Aldermen this morning, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay urged aldermen to pass a bill calling for a city-wide smoking ban. Says Slay: It is not unreasonable to expect the City to take the lead in progressive policies in the region -- and one way you can ... More >>
That headline courtesy of News 8 in Austin, Texas, where mayoral candidate Brewster McCracken has launched an Internet ad comparing the Texas capital to St. Louis. The advertisement available on YouTube (McCracken has disabled the "embedding" feature that would have allowed me to post the video on t ... More >>
Unreal learns how to keep young, bright St. Louisans in town and alive. Plus: Blog o' the Week, advice for the apocalypse and a chat with Bill the Thrill.
Why didn't Live at the Levee make a big 'Splash?
Memories stir to life each year when residents of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing project reunite
The Year in Review: A Quiz
Rollin Stanley is a hotshot city planner -- which begs the question: What the hell is he doing in St. Louis?
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
Could the mayor's uncanny habit of making enemies wreck the charter-reform effort?
Ghost letter from a powerbroker teaches Slay the perils of using the bully pulpit
Nobody's ever voted for Joyce Aboussie, but the congressman, the governor, the mayor and the county executive don't do anything political without her.
Slay and Rigali arias soured by lack of decisive action and bully-boy politics
To think that most of us didn't know any better