Photo courtesy of Stray Rescue"Our Little Boy" moments after being pulled from a dumpster in north St. Louis. The dog would die that same day.Whom to believe? St. Louis politicians who say their communities are overrun with feral canines? Or the man who's been left the task of managing stray dogs ... More >>
Today's comment comes in response to Dog Daze: Randy Grim Unleashed, detailing the pissing match between Grim's Stray Rescue and several St. Louis aldermen. At issue is $250,000 in funds that Grim thinks belongs to his agency now that it has become the city's default animal shelter. Meanwhile, alder ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergIs Ken Ortmann the reefer reformer or are we just blowing smoke?Earlier this morning we posted the news (via Mayor Slay's website) that a member of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen is considering a measure that would decriminalize marijuana in St. Louis, meaning that poss ... More >>
To the casual observer, the quiet, tree-lined streets of Webster Groves probably do not suggest a jazz hotbed. Yet over the years the St. Louis suburb has become home to the independent label MAXJAZZ; a respected jazz studies program at Webster University; and two music stores - Euclid Records and W ... More >>
www.flickr.com/photos/echoman/3633870669/Colt .45 may have the single greatest slogan in the history of marketing. Like other stellar ad campaigns ("Got Milk?" "Just Do It" etc.) the malt liquor's catchphrase "Works Every Time," can be applied to virtually any product. That toothpaste you're using? ... More >>
Employing the same sort of logic that St. Louis alderman Quincy Troupe used when he suggested earlier this year that every north St. Louisan should pack a pistol in order protect themselves from crime, the Missouri House of Representatives gave final passage yesterday to an amendment that would allo ... More >>
Last Friday, St. Louis Public Schools' Elected School Board member David Jackson Jr. sent a formal request to three city aldermen asking them to introduce legislation barring any more charter schools from opening in the city. "Currently charter schools in the city deflect approximately $75 million d ... More >>
The Post-Dispatch is reporting today that a group in Arnold is asking the City Council to rid the town of red-light cameras. In 2005 Arnold became the first city in Missouri to install red-light cameras. Since then Jefferson County municipality has issued more than 19,000 t ... More >>
Add Dan Isom to the rolls of public-officials-who-blog. The new chief of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department launched his blog on October 6, the day, as he puts it, that he landed his dream job. He's posted sporadically since then: doling out congratulations to promoted officers and exten ... More >>
St. Louis alderman Charles Quincy Troupe last made it onto these pages in May when he publicly came out against the use of red-light cameras by the City of St. Louis, going as far as introducing a bill to get the camera ordinance repealed.Now the Ward 1 alderman has again made headlines with comment ... More >>
St. Louis Alderman Charles Quincy Troupe (Ward 1) has introduced a bill to repeal the ordinance allowing the use of red-light cameras in the city. farm1.static.flickr.com Troupe's bill would end the city's controversial red-light camera program. The north-side alderman quietly introduced the leg ... More >>
After thirty-plus years, it's still a literary force of nature.
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 >>
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You are what you eat: The story of a culture, told through its cuisine.
Gangs keep their murderous hold on the streets of St. Louis. And kids like Lil' Robert Walker pay the price.
More than just a film festival
Wealthy investors spend millions to resurrect the neighborhood near Bellefontaine Cemetery. They discover that money can't do everything.
St. Louis marks the 100th birthday of a celebrated Missourian
One of St. Louis' most famous (but least-celebrated) exports is honored on the 75th anniversary of his birth
Week of December 13, 2000
Lafayette Square has a plan to keep the riffraff from mucking up the neighborhood
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