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Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS • City dwellers woke up on Nov. 28, 1939, in a thick fog of acrid coal smoke. Suburbanites heading to work saw a low dome of darkness covering neighborhoods east of Kingshighway. In a streetcar downtown at 8 a.m., a commuter told the driver, "Let me off at 13th and Washington - if you can find it. " The day became infamous as Black Tuesday, the worst of many smoke-choked days in what was to be St. The reason was the area's reliance on cheap, dirty, high-sulfur "soft" coal dug from the hills and hollows across the Mississippi River in Illinois. In 1936, after years of civic debate, city aldermen required homes and businesses to install mechanical stokers in furnaces or burn "washed" local coal. In 1937, Mayor Bernard F. In time, city leaders realized the only solution was to ban soft coal. Untitled.

I guarantee that if McKee reads this, he will get it.


The story of the hospital, and the neighborhood that surrounds it, is interesting, inspiring and heartbreaking. Before Homer G. Phillips Hospital opened in 1937, people of color went to City Hospital No. 2, situated in Mill Valley near Union Station. It was decrepit. When the elevators were broken, which apparently was a frequent occurrence, patients were carried from the X-ray room in the basement up a narrow staircase to the surgery room on the fifth floor. Homer G. The bond issue passed. “Soon” turned into years, as far as the hospital was concerned.

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Louis residents got their first look Monday at a draft map for the city’s Board of Aldermen that aims to keep neighborhoods together and minority representation intact. Aldermanic President Lewis Reed presented the map to members of the legislation committee on Monday. He said he had been able to talk to almost all the aldermen individually before making it public. “This is a draft,” Reed said. “It is meant to be a working document. Reed said that the new map successfully keeps most neighborhoods intact, and that he was able to “rough in where we have seven minority-preference wards and seven non-minority preference wards.”

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Cori Bush of St. Louis has been sleeping out in front of the Capitol building since Friday night to protest the expiration of a federal eviction moratorium. She is generating a lot of headlines but not necessarily for the right reasons, mainly because she clearly misunderstands the complicated process required to restore the moratorium. As with many progressive ideals, righteous-sounding aspirations never seem to take into account political reality.

While simulating homelessness on the steps of the Capitol, Bush tweeted a demand that President Joe Biden “extend the eviction moratorium” and that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer force legislative action. It’s as if she believes those three can wave their wands and magically make things better. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium, in effect since September 2020, was initially slated to expire in December. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Transition team members on the board are mayoral chief of staff Jared Boyd; Patrick Brown, an Ameren Missouri official; Nancy Cross, a former Service Employees International Union vice president; Blake Strode, executive director of ArchCity Defenders; Nahuel Fefer, Jones’ director of policy and development; Sandra Moore, managing director with Advantage Capital; former state Rep.


Mike Talboy, governmental affairs director at Burns and McDonnell, and Rodney Boyd, a Jefferson City lobbyist. Boyd lobbied for the city treasurer’s office under Jones and has a long list of corporate and other clients, including Centene Corp., Express Scripts, Paric Corp. and the St. Louis Blues. Some other board members are Brandon Comer, a financial adviser to the treasurer’s office; David Dwight IV, executive director of Forward Through Ferguson, and Grace Kyung with the COVID-19 Regional Response Team, which links area residents needing help with various nonprofits and government programs. McClellan: St. Louis has a new band with a different sound. Our headline about his checkered past offered a peek into the future.

McClellan: St. Louis has a new band with a different sound

Williams was — how do I say this? Untitled. But while things have bumped along in the county, justice being served up in its usual imperfect way, chaos, rather than reform, has defined Gardner’s style.


The old hands bailed or were shoved out. Several of these old hands were friends of mine. Despite that association, they were not bad people. More conservative than me, but hey, they were prosecutors. Untitled. Ted Simmons and Maryanne Ellison Simmons pose with some of the more than 800 works of art they collected over the years that now belong to the St.


Louis Art Museum. Behind them are "Untitled (Bird Drawing)" (1995) by Kiki Smith (left) and "Untitled (After Yves St. Laurent)" (2016) by Enrique Chagoya. "BOMBHEAD" (2002) by Bruce Conner, inkjet print with acrylic. Antonio French: New election system, low turnout harmed Black voter influence. The next casualties were Reed and Andrew Jones.

Antonio French: New election system, low turnout harmed Black voter influence

The elimination of those two Black men now sets up a head-to-head contest between Spencer and Tishaura Jones. If Spencer, the only white candidate in the entire field, eventually wins, it will be in large part due to Proposition D. Regardless of the eventual outcome, that is something worth considering by the Board of Aldermen when they consider making changes to this law later this year — and perhaps by the courts at some point if a candidate ever files a lawsuit. Higher south side voter turnout and a much higher rate of multiple candidate voting among white voters meant that predominantly Black north St. Maps of Yesterday's STL Mayoral Primary election results, first is most approved by ward. The next is 2nd most approved. Will try to make a margins map as well. Untitled. Untitled. Seventy-four million people voted for Trump in 2020, nearly 12 million more than in 2016.


It was the second-most votes for president in history, behind only Biden and his 81 million. And while I think it’s unfair to label every Trump voter a racist, I do think it’s fair to say that for those who don’t share Trump’s racist worldview, that view and its denial of the history and harm of systemic racism clearly wasn’t a deal breaker. Race played a large part both in Trump’s political rise and the deadly attack in Washington last week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the insurrectionists had “chosen their whiteness over democracy.” Whiteness in America has meant different things over the centuries. For many white Trump voters, America has reneged on a promise, a social compact made long ago. Untitled. Regarding “Deeper red: Trump chalked up big gains in rural Missouri even as he lost ground elsewhere” (Dec. 13): The story highlighted Caruthersville, in Pemiscot County, seemingly holding it up as an example of counties that voted for President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

I don’t understand why because this area has historically voted Republican for decades and has been essentially a part of the South in so many ways, attitude and mind, especially in racial viewpoints. But my question is: What happened to northern Missouri? I recall this part of the state, including St. Louis, being Democratic and sent Democrats such as Stuart Symington and Thomas Eagleton to Washington. I want to know what did Democrats do to cause their voters to flip Republican. Letter: University City schools have plenty of room to improve. Regarding Sherita Love and Sharonica Hardin-Bartley guest column “A season of hope for equitable education” (Dec. 26): The authors claim all manner of inequality in American education and that the pandemic has caused “unpleasant things in the national soil” to be revealed. They wish a transformation in 2021 to equitable education for all. Hardin-Bartley is superintendent of the University City School District.

If she wants to fight inequality, she has ample opportunity to do so. Her school district consistently ranks as one of the worst performing in the area, according to state test scores. Untitled. Antonio French: Compromise is key for next mayor. Because of the challenges presented by the unique structure of St. Louis city government, the next mayor will need to be skillful at both building and — the decidedly more difficult part — maintaining coalitions. The eventual winner should heed the words of the motto of the Congressional Black Caucus: “No permanent friends, no permanent enemies, just permanent interests.” The fights in City Hall today are too permanent. Too personal. From one unrelated issue to the next, too many leaders are being led by the applause of their particular faction, which, however loud, is still only a tiny part of the whole.

Kenneth F. Warren: Why has Missouri turned so red? Rove’s strategy worked, especially in states with large, rural Evangelical populations like Missouri. Rove’s Republican strategists in Missouri recognized the potential of turning out large numbers of Evangelical voters, a natural base within the Republican Party. While Evangelicals constitute 26% of the total vote nationally, they account for 37% of the total vote in Missouri. In 2016, 83% of Missouri’s Evangelicals voted for Trump, so clearly getting them to vote has been key to Republican wins in Missouri.

The increase in votes for Republican presidential candidates since Bill Clinton’s 1996 win in Missouri reflects the trend toward Republican dominance. Untitled. Six years later, the Greene County Family Justice Center opened. It’s the only such organization in the state. Willis, at the center, said it’s a game changer.

Before, victims had to navigate multiple agencies across the sprawling city to get help, whether for legal support, housing, counseling or child services. Now partnerships among 10 public and private agencies provide an array of services for survivors of family violence, child and elder abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking — all in one safe place. “Domestic violence is not going to be stopped overnight, we’ve got a lot of work to do. St. Louis Post-Dispatch e-Edition. FRANKLIN COUNTY — An eighth grade boy has died of com­pli­ca­tions due to the coron­avirus, the Wash­ing­ton School District con­firmed Sun­day.

He is the first per­son younger than 18 to die of COVID-19 in Mis­souri, ac­cord­ing to state health data. Fastest Shrinking Cities. Check Out These Spectacular Videos of the Meteor Over St. Louis Last Night. Posted By Jaime Lees on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 10:34 AM. Untitled. CLAYTON — St. Louis County Executive Sam Page’s administration has drawn up a plan for how it would relocate hundreds of employees if the county were to break its lease for office space in the former Northwest Plaza, according to a presentation obtained by the newspaper through a public-record request. Untitled. St. Louis' Great Divorce: A complete history of the city and county separation and attempts to get back together. Lee scraps Post-Dispatch’s copy desk - Gateway Journalism Review.

A reflection. View Mailing. February 27, 2019 Talking Transit Panel Discussion on MetroLink Safety & Security Recommendations and Local Response, March 1, 2019 at 8 a.m. at St. CVC officials to pitch St. Louis County on America's Center upgrades - St. Louis Business Journal. Untitled. ST. LOUIS • Once intended to reduce crime, the traffic barricades that block hundreds of city streets may be having the opposite effect. Untitled. Better Together: St. Louis city-county merger would save $4.9B over 10 years - St. Louis Business Journal. The History and Possibilities of a St. Louis City-County Reunification - NextSTL.

Riverfronttimes. Untitled. Eight months after picking the lead designer of the Chouteau Greenway, backers of the planned bike and pedestrian trail are closer to deciding how it will connect Forest Park and the St. XFL football to pay St. Louis $100,000 per game, 4 times what Rams paid. Goodbye-city-and-county-st-louis-would-get-new. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Two taxes even a liberal can’t support. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. A New Direction in 2019 — Ward 24 St. Louis. Lambert-airports-wish-list-the-nonstops-needed. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Lambert-airport-privatization-advisers-set-for-big. Riverfronttimes. - The Washington Post. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. After overflow hearing, University City gives residents another chance to speak on TIF proposal.

No short-term fix for long-term problem. University City residents divided on $190 million Olive and I-170 development. Delmar Loop iNnovation Neighborhood. Olive-and-i-170-poised-for-a-234-million-makeover. Chouteau Greenway Master Plan. City's First Hi-tech Smart Apartments to Open April 1 - NextSTL. Startup hopes to disrupt real estate by cooperating with agents instead of competing. St. Louis region falls out of the Top 20 metros in the U.S. Baltimore-overtakes-st-louis-as-20th-largest-metro. Missouri's movie stereotype is well-earned. Thousands of students of color attend public schools where no teacher looks like them. What went wrong with St. Louis’ Amazon HQ2 bid? Depends who you ask. - St. Louis Business Journal. The story of segregation in St. Louis. First Amendment expert calls Post-Dispatch editorial on protests ‘irresponsible’ and imprecise.

Editorial: Making sense of senseless protest violence. Meet Me in St. Louis, Bezos - The New York Times. Another-downtown-office-tower-gets-drastic. St-louis-is-tops-among-most-affordable-cities-for. Casa-de-salud-to-expand-with-1-million-mental. Basketball Courts Would Come to Forest Park (Finally) Under New Proposal. Loop Trolley Corridor Photo Tour: DeBaliviere - nextSTL. A Sewer Runs Through It. Homeless Population Increases at Downtown Library. St. Louis struggles to attract immigrants — and Trump complicates the effort. Tug-of-war nearly derailed NGA's move to north city. 2016 St. Louis area homicide map. Humans of St. Louis : HEC-TV. St. Louis Police Union Spokesman Jeff Roorda Blames Dallas Tragedy on Barack Obama.

Aldermen vote down measure banning lobbyists on the floor. Section of Forest Park Parkway to close for an entire year. St. Louis, Entrepreneurial Boomtown. St. Louis prepares for NGA's billion-dollar move. St. Louis prepares for NGA's billion-dollar move. On Apologies and Misogyny. A City Divided: Housing Polarization in St. Louis.