Will pigs fly in St. Louis today? Maybe if 31-year Robert Vroman Sternberg manages to knock out a longtime incumbent today to become St. Louis' first Republican sheriff since 1928. Sheriff James Murphy has held onto his office for 24 years, despite a series of controversies that have made him look ... More >>
There's a new ideas competition afoot in St. Louis; but win this one and you might get yourself a sort of highly coveted vacant lot. The latest--Sustainable Land Lab competition, which is being funded by Wash. U. and city hall -- asks creative types to dream up sustainability-related projects for ... More >>
Last spring, two big cannonballs were lobbed at the city's mechanism for handling properties that have fallen through the cracks and into the public hands. The first blow landed on April 19. That was the day Audrey Spalding of the Show-Me Institute, a conservative think-tank, released her o ... More >>
State auditor Susan Montee scolded two city agencies in financial audits released yesterday. The audit of the city's Community Development Agency (CDA), responsible for administering federal housing funds and managing vacant properties, cited the department for failing to advertise proposals or docu ... More >>
A look at north St. Louis from ground zero.
Why does the city undercut would-be developers? Don't ask.
Wealthy investors spend millions to resurrect the neighborhood near Bellefontaine Cemetery. They discover that money can't do everything.
A tour of the city with the Landmarks Association's Carolyn Toft presents views of what is and what could be
Mike Owens gets conflicted reporting on his wife's workplace
Neighbors want to buy and fix it. A building inspector recommends saving it. And yet the Housing Authority insists on tearing down 5950 Enright. The story of a house -- and a city's demolition craze.