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Friday, February 16, 2018

In St. Louis, Black Mortgage Applicants Are 2.5 Times More Likely to Be Denied

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 6:18 AM

A new analysis of 31 million records covering "nearly every time an American tried to buy a home with a conventional mortgage in 2015 and 2016" adds to the evidence that the nation's lending landscape is tilted along racial lines. According to the report, published yesterday by Reveal from...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

STLCC Adjunct Tackled by Cop Found Not Guilty

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Four months after his violent arrest at a board of trustee meeting made national headlines, an adjunct instructor has won acquittal in court. Steve Taylor, who taught math at St. Louis Community College, had risen to speak against a prohibition on clapping during the public comment portion of a...

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Russian Twitter Troll Fabricated Claims of KKK Invading Mizzou Campus in 2015

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 1:40 PM

One day after the resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe, in the midst of protests fueled by dissatisfaction with the response to racist incidents on the Columbia campus, rumors began to bubble on Twitter: The KKK was in town. But those rumors were false — and...

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Alex Garcia Is Still in Sanctuary, Defying ICE, as Support Grows

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 11:12 AM

Alex Garcia, never a big fan of the spotlight, was the guest of honor last night at two parties. Friends and supporters held simultaneous dinners as fundraisers for the married father of five, who took sanctuary from immigration agents nearly five months ago in a Maplewood church. By moving...

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After Annie Rice's Victory, Democrats Weigh Punishing Her Supporters

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 8:24 AM

Last night, Annie Rice won a resounding victory, with nearly 60 percent of 8th ward voters choosing her to represent them on the city's Board of Aldermen. But later this month, the Democratic Central Committee will weigh a bylaw change directly aimed at punishing Rice's supporters. If members approve...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Annie Rice Wins, Beating Democratic Party-Endorsed Candidate

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 8:52 PM

Paul Fehler had the backing of the city's Democratic Central Committee — but that wasn't enough. Not nearly enough. Immigration lawyer Annie Rice bested Fehler, a data analyst, in a special election to replace Stephen Conway and represent St. Louis' 8th Ward at the Board of Aldermen. According to...

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Former St. Louis Cop Faces Charges for Demanding Sex on Duty

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:04 AM

A former St. Louis police officer is facing criminal charges alleging he forced a pregnant woman into giving him oral sex. John Stewart was allowed to retire from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department after the woman filed a complaint about their interaction in June 2015. But the St....

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Monday, February 12, 2018

St. Louis Police Seek to Identify Alleged Package Thief

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 2:26 PM

St. Louis police are asking for the public's help in identifying an alleged package thief. According to a news release this afternoon, detectives in District 1 are seeking information about a woman who allegedly stole two packages off of the front porch of a home on the 4100 block...

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St. Louis Judge Who Sentenced Teen to 241 Years Now Asks for His Freedom

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 12:32 PM

When Judge Evelyn Baker sentenced Bobby Bostic to 241 years in prison, she did so with the dry finality of an executioner. And while the law didn't consider it a formal "life sentence," in a practical light, that's exactly what it was. "You're gonna die with your choice," Baker...

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Friday, February 9, 2018

To Become Resilient, St. Louis Takes Aim at Wells-Goodfellow

Posted By on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:17 AM

On Thursday morning, the walls inside the Best Place Event Center on Martin Luther King Drive were covered with posters, notes and bulletin boards laden with messages in black marker. The messages reflected the previous day's workshop sessions bringing together the city officials, private institutions and local community development...

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