Whose Word Do We Take The Victim or A Cop? Neither – The Camera

27 Aug






Whose Word Do We Take The Victim or A Cop? Neither – The Camera By the Honorable Jamilah Nasheed We use them to watch over our homes and businesses, to host virtual meetings, and even to review the minutiae of games played by grown men chasing a ball. Cameras are part of our everyday life. […]

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Why I Was The Only No Vote on 2nd Taxpayer-Funded St. Louis Stadium

27 Aug






Why I Was The Only No Vote on 2nd Taxpayer-Funded St. Louis Stadium By The Honorable Peter D. Kinder On Thursday, Missouri lawmakers are conducting a public forum regarding state-backed bonding for a second football stadium in St. Louis. The stadium project is an ill-advised attempt to keep the Rams in St. Louis or attract […]

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Lt. Governor Peter Kinder on Continued Unrest; Tragedy in Ferguson

20 Aug






Lt. Governor Peter Kinder on Continued Unrest; Tragedy in Ferguson JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, a Republican on Thursday condemned the tragic death of Jamyla Bolden and the continued lack of action and leadership from Governor Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster, both Democrats. “The difference between chaos and a civil […]

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Gov. Nixon signs agreement to further trade with Canada, Missouri’s top export market

18 Aug






Gov. Nixon signs agreement to further trade with Canada, Missouri’s top export market CALGARY, Alberta – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced he has signed Missouri’s first trade agreement with the province of Alberta to expand exports to Canada, the state’s leading export destination. It is the third trade agreement the Governor has signed with a […]

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St. Louis Police Officers of St. Louis Police Department’s 12th Annual “Summer Cool Down” Luncheon – Not US!

12 Aug






St. Louis Police Officers of St. Louis Police Department’s 12th Annual “Summer Cool Down” Luncheon – Not US! Editor’s Note: Please be advised that the St. Louis Police Department’s 12th annual “Summer Cool Down” Luncheon is not associated with the regional (MO/IL) not-for-profit charity Cooldownstlouis.org, which for the past 15 years continues to encourage seniors […]

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New Opportunities On The Horizon: Don’t Blow It!

10 Aug






New Opportunities On The Horizon: Don’t Blow It! By Rev. Rodrick Burton African American males are reported to have an unemployment rate of 30%. The national unemployment rate is around 5%. The nation, it is said, with regards to the job market has recovered from the Great Recession. How then is it that black men […]

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If Duct Tape & Twine Keeps City Fleets Rollin’; Tighten Up Belt, First!

10 Aug






If Duct Tape & Twine Keeps City Fleets Rollin’; Tighten Up Belt, First! By Atty. Mike Owens I feel badly for Todd Waelterman. The St. Louis Director of Operations is telling reporters that duct tape and twine will have to be used to keep the city’s fleet of trucks, from trash to dump, running. This […]

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Senator Blunt On Ferguson, Mo. One Year Later: Tragedy Is A Tough Teacher

8 Aug






Senator Blunt On Ferguson, Mo. One Year Later: Tragedy Is A Tough Teacher WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today recognizing Sunday, August 9, 2015 as the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.: “Sunday marks one year since the tragic events that led to the […]

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Mayor Slay’s Seven Nominees of First Civilian Oversight Board Meets the Press

6 Aug






Mayor Slay’s Seven Nominees of First Civilian Oversight Board Meets the Press ST. LOUIS — Mayor Francis Slay introduced seven people to serve on the City’s newly-established Civilian Oversight Board.  This citizens board will be responsible for independently receiving and reviewing complaints about the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. “I want to thank the citizens of […]

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Judge Rules City Cannot Hold Public Vote for New Stadium Under 2002 Ordinance

4 Aug






Judge Rules City Cannot Hold Public Vote for New Stadium Under 2002 Ordinance ST. LOUIS — The City of St. Louis argued in court that taxpayers have a right to a public vote in whether to finance a new multi-purpose stadium on the City’s blighted North Riverfront in order to remain an NFL City. Judge Thomas […]

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