Campaign volunteers braved chilly election night
Mar10

Campaign volunteers braved chilly election night

With temperatures that ranged from 11 degrees just before 7 a.m. to 25 degrees right after 4 p.m., only the truly dedicated election volunteers stayed at the polls in last week’s city primary elections. “I’ve volunteered on a lot of campaigns, but I don’t ever remember an election day this cold,” said Haden Smith, a teacher and lawyer who stood at the polls for the last three hours at the Hodgen Middle School, 1616 California Ave., in...

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Despite loss, Green vows to continue her fight
Mar06

Despite loss, Green vows to continue her fight

Some say that you cannot fight city hall. Megan Green is not one of them. Despite facing defeat in her attempt to become President of the Board of Alderman, Green filled the Ready Room at 4195 Manchester Avenue with optimism as she addressed supporters gathered for her watch party. From the start of this tightly contested race, Green has been in the thick of it, running on a platform that promised to move citizens ‘boldly forward...

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Reed heads to fourth term as board president
Mar06

Reed heads to fourth term as board president

Barring an unexpected upset in the April general election, Lewis Reed appears to be headed for a fourth term as president of the Board of Aldermen. Reed, who was elected president in 2007, got 12,416 votes, or 35.63 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, to best three challengers. State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed received 11,012 votes, or 31.6 percent of the total, Ward 15 Alderwoman Megan Green 10,868 votes, or 31.19 percent,...

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Aldermen launch effort to recall mayor over merger [Updated]
Mar01

Aldermen launch effort to recall mayor over merger [Updated]

Updated at 5:48PM on March 7, 2018 with video interview with Alderman Bosley. Some opponents of the Better Together campaign to merge the city and the county this week announced the start of a petition drive to put the recall of Mayor Lyda Krewson on the St. Louis ballot. Ward 3 Alderman Brandon Bosley and Ward 21 Alderman John Collins-Muhammad said the new Citizens to Protect St. Louis would seek signatures throughout the city. “The...

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Candidates face public in 26th Ward
Mar01

Candidates face public in 26th Ward

Alderman Frank Williamson is handing over the 26th Ward after almost 16 years of service. The ward features one of the most economically diverse lengths of Delmar boulevard that stretch south from Sherman Park to about a block from Forest Park. Home prices closer to Lindell Boulevard can fetch $400,000 and higher, while the opposite side has homes — mostly abandoned — in the $20,000 range.. Shameem Clark Hubbard, Jacob...

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Nasheed says state experience readies her for presidency
Feb28

Nasheed says state experience readies her for presidency

TOWER GROVE SOUTH—Though she has never served on the St. Louis Board of Alderman, after dealing with a state Senate made up overwhelmingly of Republicans, State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed says she’s ready to lead the Board. The Democratic candidate outlined her priorities at a Feb. 20 event at the Royale Food & Spirits in the Tower Grove South neighborhood. Nasheed said she doesn’t think the Board is functioning properly under the...

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