7-29-2017: Some county municipalities plan to use Prop P 'public safety' tax to fill potholes, clear snow
Editorial note: Black prosecutors are rare, prosecutors are nearly exclusively white. It's no surprise that a city with a vast history of corruption, segregation and racial bias will have some existing lawyers leave when a new black prosecutor takes office, especially if they realize business as usually is no longer acceptable. Remember, just last year, a St. Louis prosecutor who helped cover up the beating of a suspect was disbarred and plead guilty to criminal charges.
7-21-2017: Did the police chief lie about the friendly fire shooting of a black cop? Mayor said she would fire police chief if he lied to her and citizens
Editorial note: See "Proposed Law Seeks to Reform System That Jails People Just for Being Poor"
Editorial note: This is a great ideal and exactly the sort of thing government should do, however, St. Louis County needs more than a single center, especially in lower income portions where a cooling center would be more helpful.
7-10-2017: Governor approves St. Louis zoo tax measure
Editorial note: Based upon the 2016 St. Louis Zoo Income Statement, the single largest source of revenue came from taxes, $27 million; the second largest revenue source was food sales, $11 million. St. Louis City and County taxpayers are footing the bill so that others can enjoy free entertainment. Last year the St. Louis Zoo Museum District said it was not interested in charging out of town visitors for admission, however, it is interested in asking us for additional tax revenue. Ironically, the only people for who the Zoo is not free is STL City and County residents, because we pay taxes. The Zoo already requires a separate admission fee to the Children's Zoo, Sea Lion Show, and other attractions inside the Zoo, however, City or County residents don't even get a discount on those attractions. When City and Country residents travel, other cities don't offer them comparable "free" entertainment options such as the Zoo, that's why the Zoo was recently voted the best free attraction in the United States, because other cities are charging!
7-10-2017: Gov. Greitens announces public safety plan for St. Louis, including troopers on interstates
7-10-2017: DeKalb County police face investigation after viral video shows officer beating homeless woman
7-10-2017: Black Lives Matter: Crowdfunding Site Removes Page Raising Money for Louisiana Police to Sue Protesters
Editorial note: Alabama Man "lynches" Himself as a Peaceful Demonstration
7-3-2017: In Missouri, tax cuts are on the way
Editorial note: This is why it's great Missouri has the Hancock Amendment.