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STLduJour(nal) ⏳ – MMXXII:214-AM

STL: Monday, August 1, 2022 —

Flood 🌊

  • Where to go to get help after St. Louis-area flooding – stltoday.com
  • United Way launches Flood Relief Fund – KSDK
  • American Red Cross helping flood victims – FOX 2
  • American Red Cross Opens Shelter In East St. Louis; Distribution Of Emergency Supplies Begins – RiverBender
  • Public price tag for St. Louis floods tops $87 million, officials say – stltoday.com
  • Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Offers Strong Support: FEMA Enters St. Louis Area Flood Recovery – RiverBender
  • Governor Parson tours University City homes to assess flood damage – FOX 2
  • Anheuser-Busch donates 50,000 of emergency drinking water to St. Louis – FOX 2
  • Anheuser-Busch donates 50,000 cans of drinking water to St. Louis areas impacted by flooding – KSDK

Events 📆

  • August begins with excessive heat in St. Louis – KSDK
  • 10 things to do this month in St. Louis – St. Louis Magazine

BuySTL 👜

  • Lux Living proposes plan for 260 apartments in Maryland Heights – stltoday.com
  • Gas prices in St. Louis area continue to decline – KSDK

Restaurants 🍲

STL99 😱

  • St. Louis leaders demand change on intersection in front of Ted Drewes after hit-and-run death of high schooler – KSDK
  • Police seeking help identifying vehicle that hit and killed 17-year-old on Chippewa Street – KSDK
  • St. Louis child care providers warn parents of pop-up summer camps – FOX 2
  • St. Louis mass overdose suspect identified as woman who died in custody – stltoday.com
  • Man shot dead inside downtown St. Louis train station – stltoday.com
  • Teen shot in the head, killed at Greyhound station in downtown St. Louis – KSDK
  • Surging Hyundai and Kia thefts causing Club shortage – KSDK

WW99 😱

  • Japanese police crack down on aggressive monkeys, killing one of them – Boing Boing

Police 🚓

  • Downtown violence, 12-hour shifts, dwindling roster stressing St. Louis police – KSDK
  • NYPD must disclose facial recognition procedures deployed against Black Lives Matter protesters – Engadget
  • City Of Chicago, Chicago PD Officers Sued Over Their Use Of Questionable ShotSpotter Technology – Techdirt
  • ShotSpotter Asks Court To Hold It In Contempt Rather Than Turn Over Information To Defense Lawyer – Techdirt
  • Entire police department quits after Black woman hired as city manager in North Carolina – Boing Boing
  • Training And Expertise: Denver Cops Hit Five Bystanders While Shooting At ‘Felony Menacing’ Suspect – Techdirt
  • San Francisco Mayor Wants PD To Be Able To Commandeer Cameras Owned By Residents Because Reasons – Techdirt

DotGov 🏛

  • How California’s ‘Transparency’ Bills Will Only Make It Impossible To Deal With Bad Actors: Propagandists, Disinfo Peddlers, Rejoice – Techdirt
  • Michigan Supreme Court Says Photographing, Fingerprinting People Without Probable Cause Is Unconstitutional – Techdirt
  • The Case Against Reality Winner Was A Travesty – Techdirt

CityGov 🏛

  • Mayor Jones appoints Hogan and Wright to St. Louis Board of Education – stlamerican.com
  • Mayor fills two vacancies on St. Louis Public Schools board – stltoday.com
  • St. Louis judge boots independent candidate from aldermanic president ballot – stltoday.com
  • Kummer removed from September St. Louis Board of Aldermen election – KSDK
  • Buyer gets result for refund on land tax sales from the City of St. Louis – FOX 2

LocalGov 🏛

  • The future of Florissant’s swimming pools hangs on Tuesday’s ballot measure – stltoday.com
  • 557 area code will be activated in 314 region this month – FOX 2

MoGov 🏛

  • See what’s on the August 2 Missouri primary ballot – FOX 2
  • Missouri’s Sales-Tax-Free Weekend Starts Aug. 5 – RFT
  • Congratulations to Eric For Getting Donald Trump’s Endorsement – RFT
  • Trump endorses ‘Eric’ in Missouri GOP Senate primary, but doesn’t clarify which one – Missouri Independent
  • Greitens, Schmitt accept Trump’s endorsement of ‘Eric’ in Senate primary – FOX 2

FedGov 🏛

  • Hawley vows to vote ‘no’ on adding Sweden and Finland to NATO – FOX 2
  • Chipmakers warned: US CHIPS Act funds are not for ‘stock buybacks’ – The Register
  • Biden Just Killed One of the Original 9/11 Masterminds – VICE US
  • Democrats “Strategically” Push Net Neutrality Bill That Won’t Pass And Won’t Be Noticed In The Summer Heat – Techdirt

PoxPopuli™ 🦠

  • Governor Pritzker Issues Monkeypox Virus Public Health Emergency Declaration – RiverBender
  • Governor Pritzker declares monkeypox public health emergency – FOX 2

Jobs 📄

  • Career Central: Get ready for the Urban Expo Career Fair on Friday, Aug. 5 – KSDK


Sustainability ♻️

  • After all the rain last week, shout out to MO Confluence Water Keepers for their rain barrel program! – r/StLouis
  • Google: We had to shut down a datacenter to save it during London’s heatwave – The Register

Infrastructure 🚽

  • U.S. ISPs That Ripped Out Huawei Gear After Promise Of FCC Funding Now Struggle To Get FCC Funding – Techdirt
  • Comcast Loses 500k Video Customers, Fails To Add Broadband Users For First Time In History – Techdirt

Ecology 🦤

  • The St. Louis Zoo is using fitness trackers to help save endangered cattle – stltoday.com
  • Mass of river plastic flowing into oceans in tonnes per… – Maps on the Web
  • James Lovelock, creator of the Gaia hypothesis, RIP – Boing Boing

Twitter 🐦

  • Have we seen peak social media? – Marginal REVOLUTION
  • It’s on: Twitter vs Elon Musk trial to start October 17 – The Register
  • What the Hell Is Twitter Blue and What Makes It Worth $5 per Month? – Gizmodo
  • Twitter’s latest test lets people cram video, images and GIFs into one tweet – Engadget
  • Twitter trial against Elon Musk begins October 17th – Engadget
  • The problem with Facebook – On my Om

Space 🚀

  • Spent Chinese rocket booster splashes down over Southeast Asia – The Register
  • SpaceX upgrades Starlink to reflect less light, can’t launch without its Starship – The Register
  • Russia solidifies plans to leave the international space station after 2024 – Boing Boing

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