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Opinion: Things Shouldn’t Go Back The Way They Were Before The Stockley Verdict

Since Friday’s not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of former police officer Jason Stockley our lives have been disrupted — roads blocked, events postponed or cancelled, and yes…minor property damage.  .Many of you just want things to “normal” Normal means block men are shot and killed by white police. Yes,...

STL Downtown Multimodal Study Engagement Week Begins Today

Today kicks off a week of events, from the Facebook Event page: You’re invited to join the City of St. Louis as we talk about the future of our Downtown transportation system. Join any of these half-day workshops. We hope you are able to attend and take part in the...

Sunday Poll: Was Justice Served In The Stockley Verdict?

On Friday a judge finally issued his ruling on the murder trial of a former St. Louis police officer. Stockley, then a St. Louis officer, fatally shot Smith, 24, after a police chase in December 2011 over a suspected drug deal. After he pleaded not guilty to a murder charge,...

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: Board Bill #122

Last week the St. Louis Board of Aldermen introduced twenty (20) new Board Bills. Today. only one. ON AGENDA FOR INTRODUCTION TODAY 9/15/17: 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 they suspend the...

Readers: OK To Raze For Amazon’s HQ2

Last week Amazon announced it planned to build a second headquarters somewhere in North America. Every Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of at least 1 million people is likely interested in attracting Amazon. That’s roughly 50 regions just in the US, the St. Louis region is 20th in size on this...

‘The Walk’ Two Decades Later

Twenty years ago today a small group of fellow Gen-Xers gathered in a pretty dead downtown St. Louis. Their goal was simple — keep businesses open later than 5pm.  Thursday they’ll meet up again, from the event page: On Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997 a few fine folks came together and walked...

Sunday Poll: Would Razing An Existing Area Be Worthwhile To Get Amazon’s Second Headquarters?

On Thursday Amazon announced it wants to build a second headquarters somewhere in North America: About 40,000 Amazonians work across 8.1 million square feet of office space in the company’s sprawling Seattle campus, and Amazon is on track to grow that physical footprint by half in the next five years....

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: Board Bill #100-121

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen return from their Summer break today. The last meeting, on July 14th, only had one bill on the agenda published the day before. Turns out three bills were introduced that day. So here’s the two I missed on 7/14/17: Board Bill No. 100 |...

Readers: Arch Grounds Best Venue For Fair St. Louis

After four years in Forest Park, Fair St. Louis will return to the Arch grounds in July 2018. The temporary relocation was due to the reconstruction of the grounds as part of the CityArchRiver project. More than half of those who voted in the recent non-scientific Sunday Poll think the...

Happy Labor Day

Missouri is book-ended on eat side by blue-ish cities: Kansas City on the West and St. Louis on the East. In between is a lot of red. Wages & labor, among many others, are areas where the differences clash.  Though the GOP controls Jefferson City the people are fighting back....

Sunday Poll: Is Forest Park A Better Venue For Fair St. Louis?

Last week Fair St. Louis officials announced the dates & location for the 2018 event. After four years at Forest Park, Fair St. Louis is returning to the Gateway Arch in 2018.  (KSDK) Organizers say the event drew approximately 300,000 people to Forest Park last year — more than any...

One Building On Locust Being Renovated While Another Awaits Demolition

Over 4 years ago the then-owner of a couple of buildings at 10th & Locust wanted to raze them for a hotel driveway for the 3rd building, the tallest. Many objected, the city’s Preservation Board repeatedly said no to demolition. I’ve not followed the current project, but work is underway...

Opinion: St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach Has Best Interests of Rally Cat

Thankfully the volunteers at the non-profit St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach were able to find and trap the cat known as “rally cat” since running across the field during a Cardinals game on August 9th. St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach is a 501c3 organization (tax-exempt nonprofit). We’re a resource page for...

Crosswalks Meet At One Curb Ramp, Rather Than Two

Recent work downtown has been mostly good for pedestrians, but Saturday night my husband and I found an awful corner: the NE corner of Market & Broadway.  This is the SW corner of the Old Courthouse. I;m not sure who gets the blame, the possible culprits are city streets dept,...

Sunday Poll: Should The Cardinals Get To Adopt ‘Rally Cat’?

On August 9th a small kitten ran across the outfield during a Cardinals baseball game, followed by a grand slam. The internet quickly dubbed it Rally Cat. Just as quickly Rally Cat disappeared, but then Rally Cat was found in Citygarden. Then the controversy started. The Cardinals publicized a plan to...

Wheelchair Users Locked Out Of St. Louis Public Park

Since moving downtown nearly a decade ago I’ve spent a lot of time in Lucas Park, just two blocks to the East. Unfortunately, the city has me locked out of the park. Lucas Park has four entrances — two along the South edge off Locust St, and two along the...

The Total Eclipse In St. Clair MO

Today I’m staring a few eclipse photos from Monday. We decided to go to St. Clair Missouri. My husband had to work early that morning, we left around 10:39am stopping only for fuel. WE arrived in St, Clair around noon. Traffic seemed slightly heavier, though neither of us drive much...

Total Eclipse Today, Next One In 2024

Today’s total solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event. there hasn’t been an eclipse in the St. Louis region in the last 400 years. Carbondale IL, a 2 hour drive, is a good viewing spot today.  Can’t get out of work for this once-in-a-lifetime event?  Mark your calendar for Monday April...

Sunday Poll: Will You Be In The Path of Totality Tomorrow?

Tomorrow is the big day, the total solar eclipse. For months, state highway officials from 14 states have been meeting regularly via conference call to plan for – or more importantly try to head off– what could be the largest traffic jam in U.S. history Monday, when an estimated 200...

St. Louis Does the Opposite of the National Association of Transportation Officials (NACTO)

Last month I wrote about a new book, an excellent design guide, see Reading: Urban Street Stormwater Guide by the National Association of City Transportation Officials. I loved it so much I asked the publisher to send me the rest pf the hardcover guides: Transit Street, Urban Bikeway, and Global Street....

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