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St. Louis Board of Aldermen Week 35 of 2017-2018 Session

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will meet at 10am today, their 35th week of the 2017-2018 session. NEW BOARD BILLS ON THE AGENDA FOR INTRODUCTION TODAY 2/23/18: Note that just because a bill is on the agenda doesn’t mean it’ll be introduced, similarly, bills not on the agenda might be introduced...

Readers: We Need More Gun Control

Every time we have a mass shooting in America I’m reminded the rest of the world doesn’t have this same problem. How can we have such a major problem but nobody else does? They have firearms, are not immune to mental illness, play the same video games, etc. After the...

New Book | The Great Uprising: Race Riots in Urban America during the 1960s by Peter B Levy

I was alive during the 1960s…but only the last few years. As such, I have no memory of the many cultural changes that took place between 1960-1970. I asked my oldest brother, 67, about becoming a teenager in the 60s…in our hometown of Oklahoma City. His reply: Race Riots, rampant...

Sunday Poll: More Gun Control or Just Enforce Existing Laws?

Last week’s shooting in Florida has sparked heated debate about solutions to the rising number of mass shootings: More than a dozen school shootings have already occurred so far in 2018. According to non-profit organization Everytown for Gun Safety, a total of 17 shootings have occurred on school campuses across the United States...

St. Louis Board of Aldermen Week 34 of 2017-2018 Session

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will meet at 10am today, their 34th week of the 2017-2018 session. NEW BOARD BILLS ON THE AGENDA FOR INTRODUCTION TODAY 2/16/18: Note that just because a bill is on the agenda doesn’t mean it’ll be introduced, similarly, bills not on the agenda might be introduced...

Readers Would Prefer A Less Commercialized Valentine’s Day

In the recent non-scientific Sunday Poll more than half of the responses supported a more traditional celebration of Valentine’s Day over the current commercialized day. Q: Agree or disagree: Valentine’s Day has become too commercialized, we should return to a traditional celebration. Strongly agree 5 [21.74%] Agree 5 [21.74%] Somewhat agree...

First Stainless Steel Triangle of Gateway Arch Set Into Place 55 Years Ago

Fifty-five years ago today “the first stainless steel triangle that formed the first section of the arch was set in place on the south leg” of the Gateway Arch. Demolition of 40 blocks of old buildings and original street grid of the original village of St. Louis had begun nearly a...

Sunday Poll: Should We Return To A More Traditional Celebration of Valentine’s Day?

Wednesday is Valentine’s Day — a holiday celebrated around the world — in very different ways. Here, it’s about gifts. From a year ago: Valentine’s Day spending is expected to drop 7.6% this year to $18.2 billion from last year’s $19.7 billion, according to the latest annual survey form the National Retail...

St. Louis Board of Aldermen Week 33 of 2017-2018 Session

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will meet at 10am today, their 33rd week of the 2017-2018 session. NEW BOARD BILLS ON THE AGENDA FOR INTRODUCTION TODAY 2/9/18: Note that just because a bill is on the agenda doesn’t mean it’ll be introduced, similarly, bills not on the agenda might be introduced if...

Readers Seeking a Variety of Vehicle Types

Vehicles have changed dramatically since first invented. The preferred family vehicle continues to change too. Currently Crossovers are on the rise as sales of passenger cars drop. The SUV is officially king. Three full-size pickups were still the best-selling vehicles in the United States last year. But the fourth-place spot...

Filling In The Gap Between The Campbell House & The Former YMCA

In the middle of the 19th century the mansions along Lucas Place, now Locust St, were considered way out on the edge of town. Fol­low­ing the cholera epi­demic and fire in 1849, wealthy cit­i­zens became con­vinced that it was no longer desir­able to live in down­town St. Louis. James Lucas and his...

Sunday Poll: What Type Of Car Would You Like Next?

Thursday & Friday of this will I’ll be at the media-only events at the Chicago Auto Show, it’s open to the public Saturday February 10-19, 2018. Before each show I think about what new models I want to see, what press events interest me. As fuel prices remain low, the...

St. Louis Board of Aldermen Week 32 of 2017-2018 Session

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will meet at 10am today, their 32nd week of the 2017-2018 session. NEW BOARD BILLS ON THE AGENDA FOR INTRODUCTION TODAY 2/2/18: Note that just because a bill is on the agenda doesn’t mean it’ll be introduced, similarly, bills not on the agenda might be introduced...

One Decade Since My Hemorrhagic Stroke

Ten years ago today I thought I was going to die on my cold concrete bedroom floor. It was the afternoon and I thought I suddenly got a headache. I laid down on the bed then decided to go into the bathroom and take an aspirin. That’s when I realized...

Free Options For Filing Your Taxes

The question in the recent non-scientific Sunday Poll was a bit of a trick. Let’s see the results and then I’ll explain: Q: How will you file your 2017 taxes? Free File via online software 5 [20%] Free File via fillable forms 0 [0%] Manually on printed forms 1 [4%] Software...

Sunday Poll: How Will You File Your Taxes?

The federal government is reopened. at least temporarily, so the IRS will be anticipating your 2017 tax return. The tax season begins tomorrow: Although the IRS will begin accepting both electronic and paper tax returns on January 29, 2018, paper tax returns will be processed later, in mid-February, as system...

Our Visit To St. Louis’ Shake Shack

I love trying new restaurants, though I usually wait months to give them time to work out any kinks. However, last month my husband really wanted to try the new Shake Shack that opens on Monday December 11, 2017. No way was I willing to brace the cold on opening...

St. Louis Board of Aldermen Week 31 of 2017-2018 Session

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will meet at 10am today, their 31st week of the 2017-2018 session. SEVEN (7) NEW BOARD BILLS ON THE AGENDA FOR INTRODUCTION TODAY 1/26/18: Note that just because a bill is on the agenda doesn’t mean it’ll be introduced, similarly, bills not on the agenda might be introduced...

Opinion: St. Louis Should Consider Having School Board Members Appointed By The Mayor

When I wrote the recent Sunday Poll my thought was that we should always elect school board members — I’ve never lived anywhere otherwise. Then I began researching the subject and discovered many big central cities have school boards appointed by their mayor. Of course, this doesn’t make them better...

Transportation Investment Key To Redeveloping The North Riverfront Area

St. Louis tried redeveloping the North Riverfront, the largely vacant area just North of Laclede’s Landing, by razing it and building an NFL stadium. That failed…thankfully. Next up, the area was included in our bid to win Amazon’s HQ2. Last week Amazon announced their list of 20 cities being considered...

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