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    August 15, 2013

    Obamacare: Rep. Paul Wieland Sues Feds Over "Intrinsically Evil" Plan Covering Birth Control

    In July State Representative Paul Wieland says he was faced with a difficult choice: Enroll in an "immoral" health-care plan that covers birth control or cancel his health insurance for his family all together. He went with a third option: Sue the federal government. "My wife and I take our fait ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Davis Tool & Die: Company Says Electrocution Was Victim's Error As Feds Issue Citation, Fines

    The U.S. Department of Labor has cited a Fenton-based company called Davis Tool & Die for seventeen safety violations -- after a maintenance worker was electrocuted and killed in March. "Allowing maintenance workers to service energized equipment without taking required safety precautions and prov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Three Washington Strawberry Farms Busted for Child Labor Violations

    Wikimedia CommonsStrawberries tended by a person of legal working age. ​E. coli isn't the only problem plaguing strawberry farms in the Pacific Northwest. Last week three Washington State strawberry farms were fined for employing children as young as six years old to work in their fields. Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Keith Conway, Kinloch Mayor, Indicted for Felony Theft

    Jennifer SilverbergKeith Conway, Kinloch's longtime mayor, faces one felony count each of wire fraud and federal program theft.‚ÄčKeith Conway, the mayor of the north St. Louis County municipality of Kinloch, has been indicted on charges of theft and wire fraud.Conway, 47, allegedly used funds from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Build-A-Bear Workshop or Sweatshop? Local Company Cited for Child Labor Violations

    www.greenfreak.netEarlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor cited St. Louis-based company Build-A-Bear Workshop for child labor violations in five states and the makers of the cuddly little stuffed animals were slapped with more than $25,000 in fines.But while the phrase "child labor" conjures ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008
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    May 23, 2008

    Paul McKee's Yard-Maintenance Update: Mow Your Own Lawn, Mister!

    Ever play red light, green light? The manner in which a plan to mow Paul McKee's lawns on the public dime is unfolding sounds a bit like that playground game. First Marvin Steele, a construction businessman who is working with the north-side community organization Better Family Life, tells me th ... More >>

  • News

    May 10, 2006

    Running on Empty

    Truck firms are so desperate for drivers that just about anybody can get behind the wheel

  • News

    August 13, 2003

    Nuclear Half-Lies

    Mallinckrodt's workers were poisoned and the government said it would pay. So far, those promises haven't been kept.

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    Purple Power

    In less than four years, Grant Williams has turned a weak union local into one of Missouri's most potent political forces. So why's he placing all his bets on One-Term Bob?

  • News

    October 16, 2002

    Remember Paris

    When Emerson pulls out of this small southern town, it'll leave bitterness and broken promises behind. That's what happens when a marriage ends badly.

  • News

    August 14, 2002

    Timed Out

    When the downtown safari corps demanded back pay, the Downtown Partnership told them to turn in their helmets

  • News

    March 7, 2001

    The Anarchists' Cookbook

    They make bread, not bombs, at the Black Bear Bakery

  • News

    January 5, 2000


    Kellwood's taking fashion forward by making virtually all our clothes in the Third World. But the St. Louis giant carefully cloaks its operations, its plant locations and its monitoring of labor conditions.