After days of symbolic demonstrations and civil disobedience against police brutality, one group of protesters can now boast of nabbing a more tangible victory: Landing an appointment to meet St. Louis mayor Francis Slay. Today's 5 p.m. summit will include a contingent from Young Activists United ... More >>
Last week, the Board of Aldermen's Public Utilities Committee met for four hours on a single agenda item: A pending contract between the St. Louis Water Division and the world's largest water services company, Veolia. Committee chair and 2nd Ward Alderwoman Dionne Flowers kicked off the first of tw ... More >>
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 >>
The city has officially withdrawn a labor agreement form that critics earlier this week slammed as the most draconian, anti-employee policy in the history of St. Louis. Union leaders and opponents of Mayor Francis Slay say this is a significant retraction that will save future employees from signi ... More >>
To apply some wisdom from John Goodman's character in The Big Lebowski, political campaigning is not like 'Nam. It's like bowling. There are rules. If you distribute campaign material in Missouri, for example, you must announce who's paid for it. And if you're already an elected official, you can't ... More >>
Earlier this week, we broke news that the St. Louis Water Division has chosen Veolia Water, a Paris-based company and the largest water services provider in the world, to guide cost-cutting at the utility. The final contract has not yet been awarded, but a longtime employee of the department provide ... More >>
Update: Mayor Slay's office has many of the answers. Something very strange is going on with the Pevely Dairy complex's iconic sign. On Tuesday, as a crew worked to remove the "P" in the word "Pevely" atop the old factory building at Grand and Choteau, the huge character got loose from its ropes a ... More >>
OccupySTL has some grievances for Mayor Slay.Three days after St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay issued and edict demanding that those involved in Occupy St. Louis vacate Kiener Plaza, the "occupiers" issued their own message to City Hall. In a statement yesterday sent to media outlets, OccupySTL accus ... More >>
The Board of Aldermen passed a resolution today to investigate the city's corrections division, particularly the string of four jail breaks in the past fifteen months. The investigation will be handled by the Board's Public Safety Committee, which is chaired by 27th Ward Alderman Greg Carter.The ... More >>
The Marines last night were without their swords, but they did have a pocketknife.The few. The proud. The wallet-less. Two military men in St. Louis for "Marine Week" are recovering following an early-morning mugging downtown. According to police, the Marines -- ages 21 and 22 -- and another man ... More >>
Y'all come back now, ya hear?Last week, Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill into law allowing St. Louis firefighters to live outside the city. State senator Jim Lembke's (R - St. Louis County) SB 739 allows firefighters to move outside city limits after seven years of service if the city schools are ... More >>
St. 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 Coleman announced her candidacy for ... More >>
How did AT&T manage to be the only company bidding on the contract to bring Wi-Fi to St. Louis?
Rollin Stanley is a hotshot city planner -- which begs the question: What the hell is he doing in St. Louis?
The bleeding won't stop. The city health director's job remains a revolving door as Dr. Hugh Stallworth is vanquished in a fierce bureaucratic battle.
SLU president Lawrence Biondi says he leased his Trova from the city fair and square, for $10 a year. Others beg to differ.
What Slay was willing to give up for the stadium deal that died
Why the Cardinals aren't moving across the river
St. Louis elections are a national joke. Trouble is, it's not funny anymore.
Hardball tactics sully the robes of St. Francis and drown out his message
Slay and his Old Post Office plan allies knock down two rivals with hardball and humiliation
Francis G. Slay wants to push a troubled city to the future, and he doesn't think "politics" is a dirty word.
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
Former Aldermanic President Francis Slay lays the blame for his mayoral candidacy at incumbent Clarence Harmon's door