National Guard in north St. Louis? ‘Unacceptable’, says Public Safety Director
Apr10

National Guard in north St. Louis? ‘Unacceptable’, says Public Safety Director

A north side alderman is being criticized for his call for a military presence in the streets of St. Louis to address the high rate of violence. Over the weekend, Brandon Bosley, a freshman alderman who represents the 3rd Ward, shocked many by calling on Missouri Governor Mike Parson to send the National Guard to patrol the streets of St. Louis City. “We’re going to have tanks on every damn corner,” Bosley told the Post-Dispatch....

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Local non-profit helps women with trauma recovery
Apr09

Local non-profit helps women with trauma recovery

On the Top 20 list of most vulnerable cities for sex trafficking, St. Louis comes in eighteenth. For anyone who hasn’t experienced sex trafficking, that number might seem foreign or incomprehensible. But for many women in St. Louis, it’s a dark reality. One that a local non-profit, Bravely, works to counteract. Women who have experienced both sexual exploitation and narcotic or alcohol abuse can apply to live in the Bravely house for...

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Leader of Ethical Society of Police says ‘definitely racism’ in force
Mar27

Leader of Ethical Society of Police says ‘definitely racism’ in force

A 19-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Force, homicide detective Sgt. Heather Taylor says she feels like she has a target on her back every time she goes to a crime scene. But it’s not the bad guys who put the target there. It’s her fellow officers.  She points to a white St. Louis officer who has made online postings about his fantasy of watching Taylor “bleed out.”  “Other black officers are angry, livid, that...

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7 on ballot for two seats on school board
Mar26

7 on ballot for two seats on school board

Seven candidates are running for two positions on the elected St. Louis Board of Education in the April 2 general election.  The names of Adam Layne, David Merideth, Louis Clinton Cross III, Barbara Anderson, William “Bill” Haas, Tracee A. Miller and Dan McCready appear on the ballot.  The elected board lost most of its power after the school district lost its accreditation. But now that the district has regained its accreditation,...

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Local coffee start-up brews goodwill
Mar22

Local coffee start-up brews goodwill

For those looking for a charitable cause that’s easy on the palate, look no further than Goodbrew Roasting. Goodbrew is a noble idea brought to life by local coffee roasters and longtime South St. Louis residents Melissa and Steve Neske that takes aim at providing much needed funding to area schools through education and portions of sales from their coffee. Filling the streets of South St. Louis with the alluring smell of Honduran...

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Lewis Reed prepares for fourth term
Mar21

Lewis Reed prepares for fourth term

DOWNTOWN—Lewis Reed is at the point when some would think wielding a gavel at a meeting of the Board of Aldermen is just another day at the office. Barring something extraordinary, he’ll soon start his fourth term and his thirteenth year as president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in April. But in a phone interview last week, he said he’s as enthusiastic as ever. “For me, it can never become another day at the office because of...

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