Tobacco companies financed the bulk of the paid opposition to last week's Proposition B that would have raised cigarette taxes in Missouri.Two off-brand cigarette manufacturers -- Cheyenne International and Xcaliber International -- each contributed more than $900,000 to the Missouri Petroleum Marke ... More >>
It's clear from the billboards sprouting up around Missouri that Proposition B is about raising taxes. But what exactly is the 760 percent tax increase that the "Vote No on Prop. B" signs warn you about? Unless you're really into politics you'd never know. And that is somewhat by design.
Selecting the Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories.
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Smokers in the jury stood apart from the non-smoking colleagues.A lawsuit that finally went to trial last month after wending its way though court for 11 years ended yesterday in a mistrial when the jury failed to deliver a verdict. The class-action lawsuit accused tobacco giant Phillip Morris of ... More >>
In Missouri, legislators didn't think it was a good idea to name a dead dog as the official state canine. On Thursday, the state House defeated a bill aimed at making "Seamen," the dog that accompanied Lewis and Clark on their trip West, the official canine in our state. As the Post-Dispatch ... More >>
Aldermen in St. Louis are considering mandatory warning labels for city bars that continue to allow smoking indoors. The signs would be posted prominently inside the establishments and state: "Warning: Smoking Allowed Here." (St. Louis is one of the minority of U.S. cities without a smoking ban.) ... More >>