Sunday Poll: Do You Plan To Vote In The Presidential Primary?

23 hours 30 minutes ago
Right now it’s hard to ignore Missouri’s neighbor to the north, Iowa. The Iowa Caucuses are the first in the nation to begin nominating presidential candidates. The Iowa caucus campaigns are closing in on their final days. Whether you’ll be a first-time caucus participant or you’ve been participating for decades, now’s ...
Steve Patterson

Readers Split on Residency Requirement for Police

5 days 1 hour ago
The City of St. Louis has had an employee residency requirement for years now. The concept is simple, if you want to work for the city you need to live in the city. Their wages stay in the community and multiply as spent locally. It’s easier to understand a community ...
Steve Patterson

My 15th Look at St. Louis’ Martin Luther King Drive

1 week ago
Today is the annual holiday to honor the civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in Memphis in 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the ...
Steve Patterson

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills Week 28 of 2019-2020 Session

1 week 3 days ago
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen meet at 10am today, their 28th meeting of the 2019-2020 session. As previously noted, they have the first two meetings labeled as Week #1, so they list this as week/meeting 27. Today’s agenda includes two (2) new bills. B.B.#191 — Rice/P.Boyd/Spencer/Navarro/Ingrassia/Guenther Green – An Ordinance amending ...
Steve Patterson

Sunday Poll: Was the Airport Privatization Process Ended Too Soon?

2 weeks ago
Last month St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said the effort to privatize St. Louis Lambert International Airport was over. Krewson’s surprise decision followed almost three years of controversy over the possibility of farming out all operations of the airport, which is owned by the city, to private managers. Proponents said ...
Steve Patterson

It’s Time To End Twice Per Year Clock Changes

2 weeks 5 days ago
All over the United States there’s an effort to end changing our clocks twice per year. From August 2019: So far this year, at least 36 states have introduced legislation to end or study the practice, more than any year before. Some bills call for all-year standard time, but most ...
Steve Patterson

High Marijuana Taxes Means Black Market Will Continue

3 weeks 3 days ago
I’ve long supported the legalization of marijuana. No, I’m not a regular user — my last time was in the Fall of 2017 to deal with severe pain after breaking my wrist. I just think legalization is good public policy. Criminalization was horrible public policy. In the 1930s, Prohibition was ...
Steve Patterson

Future Medical Marijuana Cultivation Locations in the City of St. Louis

4 weeks ago
Last week Missouri announced which applicants will be awarded licenses to grow medical marijuana. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the winning 60 applicants for cultivation facilities sought by an estimated 500 companies hoping to cash in on the legalization of pot. Approval of the growing operations ...
Steve Patterson

‘Die Hard’ Is A Christmas Movie If You’re A Fan

1 month ago
The recent Sunday Poll was about the 1988 Bruce Willis action film Die Hard being a Christmas movie, or not. Here are the non-scientific results: Q: Agree or disagree: The 1988 movie ‘Die Hard’ is a Christmas movie. Strongly agree: 7 [31.82%] Agree: 2 [9.09%] Somewhat agree: 3 [13.64%] Neither agree or disagree: 1 [4.55%] ...
Steve Patterson

More Changes Coming To Central West End Light Rail Station

1 month ago
When our light rail line, MetroLink, opened in July 1993 the Central West End (CWE) station was one of the original.  This was prior to the city vacating Euclid Ave. for vehicular travel. For the next 13 years the station operated with two separate platforms — one for eastbound and ...
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