• Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    With Bold Ideas, No Money and Almost No Chance, Republican Makes Bid for STL City Sheriff

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Wash. U., City Team Up For Vacant Land "Ideas Competition"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Under Fire, City Warms Up to Private Rehabbers

    ‚ÄčLast 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    State Auditor Rebukes St. Louis City Agencies for Shoddy Record-keeping, No-Bid Contracts

    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 >>

  • News

    August 29, 2007

    Arrested Development

    A look at north St. Louis from ground zero.

  • News

    June 1, 2005

    Land Grab

    Why does the city undercut would-be developers? Don't ask.

  • News

    November 6, 2002

    Tombstone Blues

    Wealthy investors spend millions to resurrect the neighborhood near Bellefontaine Cemetery. They discover that money can't do everything.

  • Culture

    July 10, 2002

    To Dwell in Possibility

    A tour of the city with the Landmarks Association's Carolyn Toft presents views of what is and what could be

  • News

    December 5, 2001

    Married to the Job

    Mike Owens gets conflicted reporting on his wife's workplace

  • News

    June 16, 1999

    Bringing Down the House

    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.

  • News

    April 28, 1999