Month: June 2019

Tower Grove’s “alternative” Pride event is no second fiddle
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Tower Grove’s “alternative” Pride event is no second fiddle

TOWER GROVE PARK – Thousands packed into Tower Grove Park on Saturday for what is supposed to be the “smaller”…
“Excluded” officers’ pay, benefits top $5 million
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“Excluded” officers’ pay, benefits top $5 million

ST. LOUIS – A group of St. Louis police officers remain on the job despite being put on an “exclusion…
Clay wants cities to write their own gun laws
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Clay wants cities to write their own gun laws

Calling gun violence an epidemic that’s devastating St. Louis, Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., is introducing a federal bill that would…
4th Ward has robust development, investment plans
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4th Ward has robust development, investment plans

THE VILLE – Fourth Ward Committeewoman Dwin Evans dug into rehab, upkeep, property ownership and development in the area at…
Abortions can continue at Planned Parenthood clinic as fight continues
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Abortions can continue at Planned Parenthood clinic as fight continues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri commissioner ruled Friday that the state’s only abortion clinic, at 4251 Forest Park Avenue,…
The Jaco Report, Ep. 26: Growing hate and trauma are new realities for area immigrants under Trump
Opinion

The Jaco Report, Ep. 26: Growing hate and trauma are new realities for area immigrants under Trump

Martha Pinones is a therapist who works with immigrant and refugee children who came to the U.S. without their families…
Bill tightens regulations for candidates to pay city taxes
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Bill tightens regulations for candidates to pay city taxes

CITY HALL – A bill passed by the Board of Aldermen is meant to ensure that city residents do their…
Roller skaters hope to return to Steinberg rink
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Roller skaters hope to return to Steinberg rink

When area St. Louis roller skaters caught wind that Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park was offering a skate session…
LoFi Cherokee: The Opera Bell Band
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LoFi Cherokee: The Opera Bell Band

Opera Bell Band perform “On a Tri-State Passenger Balloon” and “Do You Like Lemonade?”at the Bricoleur. One of 19 live…
Survivor of Rwandan genocide offers St. Louisans perspective 25 years later
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Survivor of Rwandan genocide offers St. Louisans perspective 25 years later

FOREST PARK – Looking at Marie-Christine Williams in the event space at the Missouri History Museum, you probably wouldn’t tag…
Final plans announced for Gravois upgrade in Bevo Mill neighborhood
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Final plans announced for Gravois upgrade in Bevo Mill neighborhood

BEVO MILL – Gravois Avenue around the Bevo Mill is getting ready to look sharp, as it puts on its…
Hayden calls for fewer drugs, more officers to stem tide of gun violence
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Hayden calls for fewer drugs, more officers to stem tide of gun violence

DOWNTOWN – St. Louis’ police commissioner says drugs, tight-lipped witnesses and a city regulation he claims limits the number of…
Gitana Productions premieres play about German abolitionists
Art

Gitana Productions premieres play about German abolitionists

GRAND CENTER – A new historical play premiered over the weekend at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand Boulevard. …
Black women have captured lion’s share of businesses in the Delmar Loop East
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Black women have captured lion’s share of businesses in the Delmar Loop East

DELMAR LOOP EAST — If supporting black-owned businesses is a thing for you, then simply take a shopping or trolley…
Rustbelt Poetry Slam draws hopefuls from around U.S.
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Rustbelt Poetry Slam draws hopefuls from around U.S.

GRAND CENTER – On Friday and Saturday, more than a hundred poets traveled from across the country to participate in…
Charles Jaco: The future of abortion in Missouri is in the hands of one man … for now
Opinion

Charles Jaco: The future of abortion in Missouri is in the hands of one man … for now

We’ll know by Friday whether Missouri will become the only state without an abortion clinic, and whether politicized “health” regulations…
PREVIEW: Plenty of ways to celebrate Pride in St. Louis this weekend
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PREVIEW: Plenty of ways to celebrate Pride in St. Louis this weekend

ST. LOUIS – As June comes to a close, so will Pride 2019 – but, at least in St. Louis,…
Shane Cohn: St. Louis’ lone LGBT elected voice is making a difference
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Shane Cohn: St. Louis’ lone LGBT elected voice is making a difference

Shane Cohn was never looking to be Harvey Milk. Milk was the legendary San Francisco politician who harnessed growing political…
Essential Knots has our latest LoFi Cherokee performance
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Essential Knots has our latest LoFi Cherokee performance

Essential Knots performing “Departures” at Bluefield Process Safety. One of 19 live performance music videos.
Missouri’s only abortion clinic continues fight over license
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Missouri’s only abortion clinic continues fight over license

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s only abortion clinic asked a state panel on Tuesday for an extension to continue providing…
Gay history in St. Louis takes center stage as PrideFest arrives
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Gay history in St. Louis takes center stage as PrideFest arrives

THE GROVE – Businesses flying the rainbow “gay pride” flag barely warrant a second look these days in south St.…
Planned Parenthood gets abortion extension, must argue license case before panel
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Planned Parenthood gets abortion extension, must argue license case before panel

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri judge ruled Monday that the state’s lone abortion clinic can continue performing the procedure…
Aldermen give preliminary approval to 2019-20 city budget
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Aldermen give preliminary approval to 2019-20 city budget

CITY HALL – Tenth Ward Alderman Joseph Vollmer says the city’s 2019-2020 $1.3 billion budget meets most of the needs…
Bosley repeats appeal for National Guard in city
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Bosley repeats appeal for National Guard in city

CITY HALL – Alderman Brandon Bosley’s solution to the wave of violence and murders sweeping the city includes National Guard…
First on MetroSTL.com: Lacy Clay introduces articles of impeachment against Trump
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First on MetroSTL.com: Lacy Clay introduces articles of impeachment against Trump

In a significant escalation of the battle between the Democratic-controlled House and the White House over potential impeachment of President…
Missouri rejects license renewal for lone abortion clinic
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Missouri rejects license renewal for lone abortion clinic

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s only abortion clinic lost its license to perform the procedure on Friday, though it remains…
GPS technology zooms in on Tower Grove Park trees
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GPS technology zooms in on Tower Grove Park trees

ST. LOUIS – A couple walks hand-in-hand through Tower Grove Park and observes all the greenery. “Look at all the…
Comparing Philadelphia police’s action against racist Facebook posts to St. Louis’
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Comparing Philadelphia police’s action against racist Facebook posts to St. Louis’

PHILADELPHIA  — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 72 police officers in his city have been placed on administrative duty…
The Jaco Report, Ep. 25: The fight to close the Workhouse
Opinion

The Jaco Report, Ep. 25: The fight to close the Workhouse

Inez Bordeaux spent a month as a prisoner in the St. Louis Workhouse. “I’ve seen women pick roaches out of…
St. Louis abortion clinic defies state over pelvic exam
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St. Louis abortion clinic defies state over pelvic exam

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s only abortion clinic, already facing the threat of losing its license, is defying the state…
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