Richard Gephardt

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    August 9, 2012
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    July 17, 2012

    Is Rep. Genise Montecillo's Ex-Husband Joe Montecillo Running for Office to Harass Her?

    The strange drama that's unfolded in the Democratic primary of Missouri's 93rd House district has stayed behind-the-scenes, but almost became public on Wednesday, March 21.On that day, after a lunch recess, Representative John "JJ" Rizzo (D-Kansas City) returned to his seat in the chamber. Desk ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    OccupySTL Protesters and Reps from Mayor's Office Hold Meeting; Civility Ensues

    Albert SamahaHow long will Mayor Slay let the OccupySTL tents stay in Kiener Plaza?​Forty or so OccupySTL protesters and a handful of reporters stood outside the Broadway Central entrance of the Edward Jones Dome, in the rain, waiting for someone to open the doors. They could see security guards a ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Ed Martin's Race to Unseat Russ Carnahan Gains Traction, Attention​Got an email the other day from Ed Martin with some "big news" for the Republican candidate for Missouri's 3rd Congressional District (map here). According to a non-partisan report issued last week, Martin is now being pegged as a somewhat legitimate threat to unseat Democr ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Slay's Press Officer Branching Out on His Own

    Ed Rhode​The man who's answered scores of media questions, dropped the occasional tip and, yes, issued a few "no comments" in his day -- Ed Rhode -- is leaving Mayor Francis Slay's staff effective August 31. For the past eight-and-a-half years Rhode has served as the official spokesperson for the ... More >>

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    February 1, 2006

    Red Light, Green Light

    Did the city deliberately tailor the ordinance and bid requirements to favor only one red-light camera company?

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    August 3, 2005

    Metro Messy

    Transit chief Larry Salci knows he has his critics. Ask him if he cares.

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    August 4, 2004

    Jerry Baby!

    We try to track down Jerry Berger, investigate what Carnahan is doing on the Flipside and learn about a Cosmological Flight Machine; plus, Bill Haas dishes the dirt and Unreal gets schooled at a "Rock, Paper, Scissors" tourney

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    July 28, 2004

    WMDs Found at Last!

    Our favorite inanimate objects celebrate birthdays, Russ Carnahan snags the Hefner endorsement, and Silver Dollar City gets political; plus, we find the real WMDs (in St. Charles!) and Bill Haas phones it in

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    June 23, 2004

    This Is Your Brain on Meth

    Unreal catches up with a crystal-meth cooker gone straight, chats with an Andrew W.K.-endorsed candidate and gets local businesses' take on gay marriage; plus we totally freak out about West Nile, and Bill Haas offers something for the ladies

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    March 24, 2004

    Gephardt: "I Like Al Sharpton; I Think He'd Be a Great Mayor"

    Unreal chats with Dick's daughter, then comes face-to-face with Playmates, zombies and a 66-year-old powerlifter

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    February 4, 2004

    Go Blow

    Missouri gives cement giant Holcim a permit to pollute

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    January 28, 2004

    Going Postal

    Maybe its time to revisit Steve Stogels redevelopment plan for the Old Post Office downtown

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    November 26, 2003

    Knockin' 'Em Dead

    Here's how the Board of Education could raise money for St. Louis schools: Charge admission to its meetings

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    October 1, 2003

    They Lost It at the Movies

    Classroom films have come a long way from those cheesy old duck-and-cover flicks. Or have they?

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    June 25, 2003

    Meet the Anarchists

    The brouhaha surrounding this year's World Agricultural Forum said a lot about St. Louis. And a lot of what it said wasn't very good.

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    May 21, 2003

    RFT Hires Disgraced NYT Pinocchio

    Jayson Blair may be persona non grata in New York, but he'll be right at home here

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    November 20, 2002


    The mayor of tony Creve Coeur and her husband found a novel way of handling political disputes -- they sue critics

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    November 6, 2002

    Gimme Dick

    An invertebrate salute to a consummate politician

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    October 9, 2002

    Base Motives

    It's lonely at the top for Talent and Carnahan

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    August 14, 2002

    St. Hatchet

    Callow still feared despite backing another loser

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    July 17, 2002

    Numbers Game

    Tax exemption for fat cats is the only issue Shrewsbury and Krewson won't talk about

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    February 20, 2002

    Herky Jerk

    Doe Run's owner has done this before -- and that has regulators braced for trouble

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    June 27, 2001

    Dear Dubya

    Cardinals owner William DeWitt Jr. catches up with an old friend

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    November 1, 2000

    Follow the Money

    Candidates spend more time raising funds than talking about issues. Prop B aims to change that.

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    November 1, 2000

    Joker's Wild

    Casino lawyer Michael Lazaroff cheated for years -- and the insiders knew. Now that he's cut the deal of his life, why does anybody believe him?

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    October 25, 2000

    The Big Payback

    With this presidential debate, the highlights didn't come from Bush or Gore

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    October 4, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published the week of October 4, 2000

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    August 9, 2000

    Lieberman's St. Louis Angle? It's Really a Stretch.

    Published the week of August 9-15, 2000

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    July 19, 2000

    Hand-Me-Down District

    After 32 years, Bill Clay is retiring from his congressional seat. He wants to leave it to his son, but a crowded, eccentric field of candidates is contesting the will.

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    July 19, 2000

    A Twist of Faith

    From her small-town Baptist roots to her run for public office, Jeanette Mott Oxford has relied on her religious convictions to overcome fear and prejudice -- including her own.

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    May 10, 2000

    Christmas in August, a Louisville Slugger Next to the Bed

    Can Jennifer Joyce parlay a healthy campaign war chest and family connections into a Democratic nomination for St. Louis circuit attorney?

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    March 1, 2000

    Primary Color

    Following the greenbacks as Missouri gears up for Super Tuesday

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    January 26, 2000


    Developers of a Lemay casino have political muscle on their side. But the School Sisters of Notre Dame are betting on a higher power.

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    November 10, 1999
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    September 22, 1999


    How the Page Avenue extension has been good for influential road-builder Fred Weber Inc. -- through construction contracts, profitable land sales and a sweet deal with St. Louis County to expand its golf course

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    July 14, 1999

    Short Cuts

    Radio Free St. Louis Goes to Jail; Ald Bauer, Get Your Ass Out of Town; The Crotchety Senator from Crystal City

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    February 10, 1999

    The Rainmaker

    Public-relations pro Jeff Rainford helped end a 27-year drought in the St. Louis school- desegregation case, but he's still bothered by the bucket of cold water Mayor Clarence Harmon threw on the victory celebration

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    December 30, 1998
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    December 16, 1998

    Terminal Illness

    Twenty minutes from downtown, the $300 million MidAmerica Airport is ready and waiting for business -- any business. Trouble is, Lambert is killing its chances of attracting commercial traffic.