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Jumping Jack Joins Missouri's Many State Symbols

In May, the Missouri General Assembly designated the jumping jack as the state’s official exercise (though five lethargic senators voted against the bill). It joins more than two dozen other state symbols, some intuitive, some unexpected. more »

Jun 20, 2014 Politics

State Sen. Ed Emery Suggests It's His Way or the Highway

Before state Sen. Ed Emery (R–Lamar) is dismissed as condescending to constituents who do not share his views on Medicaid expansion and other issues, his thoughts on government service should be examined. more »

Jun 17, 2014 Politics

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal Might Need Some Schooling on Taxes, Education

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has proven before that she is not afraid of controversy. Following fellow politicians for convenience or safe haven during political turmoil isn’t her cup of tea. ... more »

Apr 29, 2014 Politics

Kacie Starr Triplett’s Political Future Appears to Have Been Eclipsed By Greed

In late August 2008, during the Democratic National Convention in Denver, St. Louis Alderman Kacie Starr Triplett took part in a panel discussion that included several up-and-coming African-America... more »

Mar 4, 2014 Politics

Tim Fitch Is Bidding Farewell to County Government—For Now

Last week, St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch announced that he would resign in February. The announcement came after months of controversy and political battles surrounding county governme... more »

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