kaciestarrtriplett.comKacie Starr Triplett (Ward 6) leads the Board of Aldermen with $1,327 in lobbyist expenditures this year.Poor St. Louis Aldermen. Sure, their $32,000 a year salary is nothing to sneeze at and roughly on par with what state reps ($36k) and senators ($31k) earn. But when it co ... More >>
image viaJoel P.E. KingThis Sunday, November 21, is your last chance to catch Joel P.E. King's hip-hop/pop/gospel musical Real Life at the Grandel Theatre. There will be two performances, one at 2 p.m. and one at 6 p.m., and Project Ark will be there to collect toys for kids who have been aff ... More >>
Where nothing happens."Now that's the way a meeting should be!" cracked tenth ward alderman Joseph Vollmer on his way out of the weekly gathering of city leaders. "Twelve minutes has to be a new record. And if it wasn't for the announcements it would have been ten minutes."Yes, the St. Louis Boar ... More >>
St. Louis City Hall was transformed into something of a smooth-jazz lounge last night as Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed hosted a "Homecoming Celebration" for boxer Devon Alexander. Alexander, center, flanked by his trainer Kevin Cunningham and Cedric the Entertainer.The 23-year-old St. Lo ... More >>
Kevin Dean @ www.betaart.comAs the Associated Press reports today, the Food and Drug Administration wants to "lift the smokescreen" surrounding the chemicals and ingredients that go into cigarettes and other tobacco products. For the first time ever the FDA is demanding that tobacco companies pro ... More >>
There were no hoops when local pols gathered at Vashon High School, just trash talk. Thursday night's forum on developer Paul McKee Jr.'s north-side properties was a time for declarations. Fifth Ward Alderwoman April Ford-Griffin warmed up the crowd with these lines: "We will not live with public ... More >>
An old warship meets its most formidable enemy the Mississippi River.
Week of December 21, 2006
Week of April 13, 2006
The search for the real reason for moving the Annie Malone Parade
Did the city deliberately tailor the ordinance and bid requirements to favor only one red-light camera company?
Time again to take the year-end quiz
Tom Bauer wants his opponents to say uncle. They just want his job.
Your boy wonder lost his title and won't take your calls. What's a trainer to do? Find another prodigy.
Rollin Stanley is a hotshot city planner -- which begs the question: What the hell is he doing in St. Louis?
The Roberts brothers fight to bring back life to north St. Louis
Amtrak's station was supposed to be temporary -- a quarter-century ago
Favazza and the vulture culture mass against city-government reform
The politics of Vince Schoemehl's fundraiser for Frankie the Saint
Week of August 21, 2002
Women contractors are tired of being asked to front for firms owned by white males
What Slay was willing to give up for the stadium deal that died
Nance says City Hall didn't influence the Clergy Coalition's delay on home rule
The circuit clerk and the city's judges square off on the public's right to know. The clerk and the public are losing.
Slay shows up for work, but what gets done?
Dolores Shante, St. Louis American
Divided neighborhoods are the likely result of a reworked redistricting bill
Onion Horton says he's everything a white man wants a black man to be
Mired in decrepitude and money trouble, will St. Louis prove too tough for its next mayor?
To think that most of us didn't know any better
Last Friday was a big day for Our Town
A North St. Louis medical-waste incinerator has spewed dioxin for a decade. Nearby residents say it's time to fight the fire.
Local honchos stop the press at a stadium-financing confab; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Is the deputy mayor's wife beyond reproach, and who started these rumors, anyway?
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen have passed a bill funding the new convention-center hotel, but many of the lawmakers aren't very happy with their handiwork; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Ex-Mayor Vincent Schoemehl swings a headache ball at the city's convention-center-hotel deal -- and misses
St. Louis holds onto its old things -- including the 1914 city charter
The newest rumors regarding the Drugstore that Ate St. Louis
When a nightclub switched to hip-hop, Laclede's Landing and the city clamped down. The fans don't fit in with the plans.
Convention-hotel plan makes past fiascos look like genius
A coalition of St. Louis mayors looking to change the city's charter finds the going rough