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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Missouri Newspaper Reverses Course, Publishes Same-Sex Wedding Announcement

Posted By on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 10:38 AM

By the time Shaun Murphy opened the email yesterday, he'd basically given up hope. After his hometown newspaper, the Lake Gazette of Monroe City, Missouri, had refused to publish his marriage announcement, he'd reached out to the PROMO Missouri and then talked about the situation to the Riverfront Times,...

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Judge Halts Enforcement of City Smoking Ban

Posted By on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 3:04 PM

We told you this might happen! Confronted with a lawsuit from Herb Krischke and his south-city bar the Trophy Room, a judge has halted enforcement of St. Louis' smoking ban — which was set to go into law much more widely as of midnight on January 1. The last-minute...

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Rams' William Hayes Has Some Doubts About Dinosaurs

Posted By on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 8:47 AM

With one game left to play, the football season is essentially over for the St. Louis Rams. We can dutifully note another strong year for the defense, despite being paired with a slapstick offense whose only consistent highlight was sensational rookie Todd Gurley. No playoffs, again. But instead of...

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Taking an Uber on New Year's? Here's What You Need to Know About Surge Pricing

Posted By on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 6:01 AM

So you spent last New Year's Eve waiting for a cab that never came. We've all been there in this town ... and more than a few of us have used it as an excuse to drive drunk. Not cool. Not ever cool. But this year, you're not going...

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Is the St. Louis Region More Wasteful Than Indianapolis? Rival Groups Disagree

Posted By on Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 10:19 AM

Hey, quick question: do you enjoy arguing about municipal finance data? How about debating the finer points of municipal achievement in ideology-tinted statistical showdowns? Getting excited yet? Alright, maybe all of that sounds terribly boring. But thanks to the increasingly public quarrel between two rival organizations jockeying to influence...

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Monday, December 28, 2015

St. Louis Seeking Volunteers as Deadly Floods Sweep Across Missouri

Posted By on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 3:19 PM

If you haven’t noticed, it’s frightening outside. Floods closed Manchester Road in Brentwood on Saturday, and parts of I-70 had to be shut down yesterday due to rising waters — even as cold rains are expected to overfill the Mississippi River to levels unseen in two decades. St. Louis...

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Challenge Filed to Strike City's Smoking Ban for Bars with Keno Licenses

Posted By on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Don't put those cigarettes out just yet. A St. Louis bar owner has filed a lawsuit challenging the city's smoking ban, which is set to go into law at midnight Thursday — arguing that because he has a state license to operate Keno games, he should qualify for the...

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50 Things We Would Rather Keep in St. Louis Than the Rams

Posted By on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 6:00 AM

So it looks like it might be over. Try though we did to keep the Rams around — hiring architects, vowing to displace one of the city's great old restaurants, Al's Steakhouse, even promising $150 freakin' million — it looks like it won't be enough. The NFL is saying...

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Court Reinstates License for Edward Griesedieck, Lawyer Who Funneled Money to Missouri Democrats

Posted By on Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 7:49 AM

Three years after pleading guilty to laundering a $5,000 contribution to the Missouri Democratic Party, Edward Griesedieck is getting his law license back.  But wait! There's more to this development than some attorney with a famous St. Louis name going back to a job that bills people hundreds of dollars per...

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Lou Hamilton, Controversial Taxi Commission Chair, Resigns

Posted By on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 6:15 AM

Lou Hamilton, the longtime chair of the Metropolitan Taxi Commission, who came under fire during the year's high-stakes debate surrounding Uber, has resigned from the commission.  Hamilton told Riverfront Times that his resignation was effective as of December 15. "I've been trying to get off this commission since earlier...

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