The St. Louis mayor's race is over -- but controversial commentary on the battle between Francis Slay and Lewis Reed apparently is not. Activist Percy Green sent around an op-ed he wrote to his e-mail list this week with his analysis of the primary race between the long-time incumbent and challeng ... More >>
When a Lewis Reed press release slamming Mayor Francis Slay arrived in Daily RFT's inbox earlier this week, we had a serious sense of déjà vu -- especially because it was sent out by Glenn Burleigh, Reed's former campaign manager. Reed, president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, lost his mayora ... More >>
Tomorrow is the primary election for mayor of St. Louis -- and the campaigns of the two frontrunners are falling apart. At least that seems to be the message of both the Lewis Reed and Francis Slay campaigns, who are today fighting about a Facebook post from State Senator Jamilah Nasheed. Nasheed, ... More >>
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This is a new one. Supporters of Lewis Reed, president of the Board of Aldermen running against long-time Mayor Francis Slay, are passing around a bizarre video this week that presents the mayor and his team as Hitler and the Nazis. It's a take on a popular Hitler video meme that has been floating ... More >>
This is one way to attack the enemy. Opponents of Antonio French, Alderman of the 21st Ward of St. Louis, are allegedly stealing his yard signs, because we all know that will, um, make a huge difference in local elections? See Also: - Arsonist Strikes Ward Office of St. Louis Alderman Antonio Fre ... More >>
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."
Kiener Plaza was a tent city before Partnership for Downtown St. Louis bent the mayor's ear.A couple weeks ago Occupy St. Louis accused Mayor Francis Slay of kowtowing to corporate interests when he informed demonstrators (via his blog) that he would soon demand that they end their encampment at ... More >>
Slay to Kiener Plaza protesters: Move along!On Friday, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said the Occupy St. Louis protesters must vacate Kiener Plaza, the downtown park where they've camped out now for over a month. In so doing, Slay gave the occupiers something their movement desperately needs: a so ... More >>
Image viaWill the appointment of director of Public Safety Charles Bryson come back to bite Mayor Slay?Mayor Francis Slay took some heat when he appointed Charles Bryson director of the Department of Public Safety in 2007. Critics claimed that Bryson was unqualified for the job: he had little to ... More >>
http://www.pubdef.orgAlderwoman April Ford Griffin will be the new executive director for the city's Civil Rights Enforcement AgencyFifth ward Alderwoman April Ford Griffin has been offered by Mayor Francis Slay the job of heading the city's Civil Rights Enforcement Agency. While both sides ... More >>
Rex Sinquefield forced the earnings tax to vote -- thereby pumping more than $500,000 into the economy of political consultants and campaign strategists. Talk about a stimulus!It wasn't exactly cheap -- but it was effective.Citizens for a Stronger St. Louis, the group organized by St. Louis Mayor ... More >>
The oldest (and first) major bridge to span the Mississippi River will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Monday so workers can provide "preventative maintenance" to the structure's deck.The bridge -- which was built in 1874 -- was reopen to cars just seven years ago after undergoing a $35- ... More >>
denisewatsonwesley/ coleman.comSt. Louis American columnist Political Eye had an interesting story last week about Denise Watson-Wesley Coleman and her ties to Mayor Francis Slay and red-light camera firm American Traffic Solutions (ATS). As you may recall, the relatively unknown Watson-Wesley Colem ... More >>
Hard to miss the sirens, or the RFT...Unreal couldn't help feeling consternation this morning upon finding Jeremy Kohler's "Political Fix" blog re: Mayor Francis Slay and one of his lobbyists, Lou Hamilton, ever so prominently displayed on the STLtoday home page beneath a story about Slay's hard-knu ... More >>
My post last week on Mayor Francis Slay's 2009 legislative agenda and its failure to address smoking in city bars and restaurants generated quite a few comments. Most readers of this blog -- it would seem -- disagree with my proposal that the mayor work with St. Louis County and/or state officials t ... More >>
The Christmas season is prompting some political groups to tap into their inner Scrooge. Boo Krew, a group of people who gather for the purpose of booing Mayor Francis Slay, are planning to meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Missouri History Museum to, yes, boo Slay at a Civil Rights Summit. Read mo ... More >>
Survey: Post-Dispatch finishes dead last in urban coverage.
Mayor Slay blasts into cyberspace
Charlie Foxman gets tough on lard-asses, Unreal learns to network, and Mayor Slay takes credit for the sunrise. Special bonus: an illustrated Local Blog o' the Week.
Are you listening? The RFT goes stumping with Francis.
Could the mayor's uncanny habit of making enemies wreck the charter-reform effort?
To save St. Louis public schools, Bill Roberti and his band of hired guns plan to blow things up. Who'll pick up the pieces when they're gone?
The Cards overreached -- now San Francisco shows them the way
Ghost letter from a powerbroker teaches Slay the perils of using the bully pulpit
These lawyers could cash in big, but who hired them?
Nightmare for a rookie mayor -- Schoemehl and Biondi on the prowl with a Big Idea
What Slay was willing to give up for the stadium deal that died
Hardball tactics sully the robes of St. Francis and drown out his message
Slay shows up for work, but what gets done?
Blame for problems at the workhouse goes all the way to the top
The mayor answers critics by giving Green the boot
Slay's inaugural speech
Mired in decrepitude and money trouble, will St. Louis prove too tough for its next mayor?
The race for mayor is, once again, all about race
Is it time to put aldermen on the chopping block?
Francis G. Slay wants to push a troubled city to the future, and he doesn't think "politics" is a dirty word.
Local honchos stop the press at a stadium-financing confab; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Former Aldermanic President Francis Slay lays the blame for his mayoral candidacy at incumbent Clarence Harmon's door
Aldermanic President Francis Slay says the timing of a settlement in the Exxon Valdez case wonÕt be a factor in his decision on a mayoral run
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