Magic House to make permanent appearance in St. Louis city
May13

Magic House to make permanent appearance in St. Louis city

ACADEMY — Instead of driving miles for the type of fun, learning and excitement that the Magic House in Kirkwood offers, St. Louis city residents will soon have no farther to go than the Academy neighborhood. Magic House officials this week announced that a satellite location will permanently appear at 5127 Delmar Blvd., just two blocks west of Kingshighway Blvd. It will be housed on the second floor of MADE (Makers, Artists,...

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Reed wants city out of development pact with county
May07

Reed wants city out of development pact with county

CITY HALL — The scandal around the resignation and guilty plea of Steve Stenger as St. Louis County executive last week spilled over into city politics. St. Louis Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed put out a news release on May 2, saying the city should void its Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement originally formed with St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. In an interview following the May 3 St. Louis Board of Aldermen...

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Better Together decides it better wait on St. Louis merger
May06

Better Together decides it better wait on St. Louis merger

  DOWNTOWN – Better Together, the group working to merge St. Louis city and county governments, has pulled its plan to put the measure before Missouri voters in 2020.  At least that’s their intention for now. Much of the controversy surrounding the plan centered on its seeking of a statewide vote that would have put it in place whether St. Louis city and county voters approved the measure or not.  Pressure was growing to make...

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Jaco:  The buzz about Lacy Clay’s possible ties to the Stenger Indictment
May06

Jaco: The buzz about Lacy Clay’s possible ties to the Stenger Indictment

Someone named Clay has represented the City of St. Louis in the U.S. House of Representatives for 51 years. Rep. Bill Clay, first elected in 1968, was succeeded by his son, current Congressman Lacy Clay, in 2000. Both men championed causes close to the heart of their liberal urban constituency—civil rights, environmental protection, health care, and worker’s rights. Bill Clay was never seriously challenged during his 34 years in the...

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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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