Who’s On First? Who’s On Second? Weird St. Louis City Hall Politics

21 Jul

Who’s On First? Who’s On Second? Weird St. Louis City Hall Politics By Attorney Mike Owens I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised with the current goings on at St. Louis City Hall, but what a week. On a Monday morning, July 14, St. Louis Recorder of Deeds Sharon Carpenter resigned in the wake of [...]

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Let’s Roll Up Our Sleeves, And Lift St. Louis County Forward

21 Jul

Let’s Roll Up Our Sleeves, And Lift St. Louis County Forward By Honorable Steve Stenger I am running for St. Louis County Executive because the last 10 years have really set us back as a county. Consider this, between 2007 to 2013 we have lost a net 39,000 jobs; our job growth lags behind other [...]

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Inaugural 5K In Forest Park: Better Together 4 Health

14 Jul

Inaugural 5K In Forest Park: Better Together 4 Health Better Together, the nonprofit organization conducting in-depth studies of how our region’s governments function, will host a 5k run on Saturday, July 26, in Forest Park. The run, which begins at 8 a.m., is co-chaired by Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal and St. Louis City Alderman [...]

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Incumbent Sharon Carpenter Short Circuits Opponent: Nepotist Vs. Felon

14 Jul

Incumbent Sharon Carpenter Short Circuits Opponent: Nepotist Vs. Felon By Attorney Mike Owens St. Louis Recorder of Deeds Sharon Carpenter had been hammered in recent weeks by one of her opponents in the August primary, Ed McFowland. He contended two things: she’s been lying about the use of her taxpayer funded car and she is [...]

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Sweaty Temps Didn’t Stop O’Fallon Park’s New Universally Accessible Playground Festivities

14 Jul

Sweaty Temps Didn’t Stop O’Fallon Park’s New Universally Accessible Playground Festivities Despite the escalating St. Louis City temperatures and humidity this weekend, it didn’t stop a modest crowd of seniors and young people, some with disabilities in attending the grand opening of Cornerstone Playground, a universally accessible play area created by Unlimited Play in O’Fallon [...]

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Let’s Have Fun: Better Together Hosts Inaugural 5k Healthty Run Forest Park

12 Jul

Let’s Have Fun: Better Together Hosts Inaugural 5k Healthty Run Forest Park Better Together, the nonprofit organization conducting in-depth studies of how our region’s governments function, will host a 5k run on Saturday, July 26, in Forest Park. The run, which begins at 8 a.m., is co-chaired by Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal and St. [...]

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KIPP Victory Academy Officials Cut Ribbon In City Aimed At Quality Education

11 Jul

KIPP Victory Academy Officials Cut Ribbon In City Aimed At Quality Education Area business and civic leaders joined educators and KIPP St. Louis and the St. Louis Public School officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch a new education partnership in the form of KIPP Victory Academy, a new charter school located at 955 Arcade [...]

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Dooley: Leave Race-Baiting Where It Belongs, In The Gutters!

7 Jul

Dooley: Leave Race-Baiting Where It Belongs, In The Gutters! Does Dooley Play With Race Card? On occasion, we have befriended St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, who has also served as a contributing columnist. There have been times we have vehemently disagreed with the Dooley administration—a once mindset of courting mostly white males for boards [...]

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Is the Fourth of July Relevant to African Americans?

4 Jul

Is the Fourth of July Relevant to African Americans? Just before the long Fourth of July holiday weekend, I was greeting a brother working to install high speed internet at a neighbor’s home and as I turned to go I told him to enjoy the holiday weekend. He replied that it had nothing to do [...]

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City of St. Louis Issued Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

26 Jun

City of St. Louis Issued Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples Four Same-Sex Couples Married in Accordance with United States Constitution ST. LOUIS – At Mayor Francis Slay’s request, St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds Sharon Q. Carpenter issued marriage licenses to four same-sex couples on June 25, 2014. Immediately after, in the Mayor’s office, each [...]

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