Election Coverage
Jan25

Election Coverage

The NorthSider and The SouthSider will be bringing you complete coverage of the March 5th local elections, including profiles of the candidates running for seats on the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. See the below schedule of our election coverage. Check back for updates. Tuesday, Jan 29 The SouthSider profiles aldermanic candidates in Wards 10, 12 and 14. Thursday, Jan 31 The NorthSider profiles aldermanic candidates in Wards 2 and 4....

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City “should be embarrassed” about level of violence
Jan25

City “should be embarrassed” about level of violence

HAMILTON HEIGHTS — James Clark, vice president of Better Family Life, shared his thoughts with The NorthSider on what it would take for the organization to ramp up its violence de-escalation efforts in the city.   The organization, which boasts a 33 percent reduction in homicides from its efforts and earned more than $12 million in 2016 from donations, grants, and program fees, has been lauded in St. Louis for its violence reduction...

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Battle for the Board
Jan10

Battle for the Board

DOWNTOWN—The Jan. 4 filing deadline for the St. Louis aldermanic races ended with 42 candidates in the running for positions on the Board of Aldermen. Each of the even-numbered wards and the office of the president are up for election this year. For the higher numbered wards, this will be their last aldermanic election as the number of wards will be reduced from 28 to just 14 after the 2020 census. By far, the highest profile contest...

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Heroin overdoses on the rise in Missouri, blacks die at higher rates
Jan10

Heroin overdoses on the rise in Missouri, blacks die at higher rates

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, heroin use and deaths from heroin overdoses have been increasing in Missouri since at least 2013. Data reported in 2016 showed a rate of more than 15 heroin related deaths per 100,000 people in the state, compared to a national average of about 13 deaths per 100,000 people. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse estimates that one person dies everyday from a heroin overdose...

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