FBI asked to look into hate group’s flyers posted on south side
Apr02

FBI asked to look into hate group’s flyers posted on south side

TOWER GROVE—Flyers from a white supremacist organization that appeared across the 15th Ward in mid-March have been forwarded by city’s Public Safety Department to the FBI for investigation. The office of Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards confirms that the flyers, from an organization called the Patriot Front, were sent to the St. Louis FBI field office to see if they may constitute a threat. At the same time, the ward’s...

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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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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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#MeToo takes center stage
Mar21

#MeToo takes center stage

FOREST PARK – The pain, struggle and triumphs of sexual assault survivors was the theme of this weekend’s production at the Missouri History Museum, “#MeToo: Her Voice Must Be Heard!” Produced by Until You’ve Walked in her Shoes Inc., the show, which ran on Friday and Saturday was performed in 2017 at Fontbonne University and then later at the St. Louis Fringe Festival before landing this past weekend at the History Museum’s Lee...

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Friday night fryers
Mar21

Friday night fryers

On the South Side, the end of the week means fish fries 4:15 p.m. Friday. John Marshall is standing in line waiting to pay for a ticket at St. Pius V Catholic Church’s fish fry. By this time, he knows what to expect. Marshall, 79, has been partaking since his family moved into the parish in 1953. As a student in the parish grade school, he volunteered at the fish fry. Except for one 10-year period when his family belonged to another...

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Group pushes for change for new voting system
Mar21

Group pushes for change for new voting system

In 2017, Lyda Krewson won the Democratic nomination for mayor — and with it, the office of mayor — with 32 percent of the vote. This month Lewis Reed snatched the Democratic nomination for president of the Board of Aldermen with 36 percent of the vote. Now an advocacy group is pushing to change the city’s election law to require that all candidates for St. Louis elected office win more than 50 percent of the vote in a...

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