SLM Daily August 2012

Exploring St. Louis Indie Businesses, Part 5: Pawn King and Herman’s Pawn Shop in Collinsville, Illinois

For the month of August, we’ve visited independent businesses around St. Louis, specifically, ones that are new to us. See our archives for previous editions. Next Wednesday, it’s urban exploratio... more »

Aug 31, 2012 8:55 AM News


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The Top 10 Things to Do in St. Louis This September

This September, our list of the top 10 events in town is all about fairs and festivals. Whether you're celebrating art, hot-air balloons, Japanese culture, local flavors, or Blueberry Hill, there's... more »

Aug 30, 2012 1:59 PM , News

Parenting Magazine Names St. Louis the Second Most Dangerous City in America

Another report has ranked St. Louis city one of the most dangerous cities in America. Parenting magazine recently ranked St. Louis second in its list of the 10 most dangerous cities in America.... more »

Aug 28, 2012 3:14 PM News

St. Louis Mayor Slay, Kansas City Mayor “Sly” On Same Team About Cops

St. Louis and Kansas City are less than 300 miles part, yet Missouri’s two largest cities sometimes seem like distant galaxies. They share similar problems with crime, underachieving public scho... more »

Aug 28, 2012 9:41 AM News

The GOP’s Historic Miscalculation: Failed Gamble on Pressuring Todd Akin to Resign Gives Obama Life in Missouri

The decision by Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) to stay in Missouri’s Senate race may have cost the Republican Party more than a chance to win Sen. Claire McCaskill’s pivotal Senate seat. It may have plac... more »

Aug 24, 2012 1:02 PM News

St. Louis Night Life: Halfway to Mardi Gras

As a child, despite my most concerted efforts, I couldn’t get my friends and family to recognize my half-birthday. I’d give them weeks notice, draft a thoughtful gift wishlist, and suggest creative... more »

Aug 24, 2012 9:51 AM News


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Same-Day Hotel-Booking App HotelTonight Now Live in St. Louis

Ever make a last-minute decision to stay the night in a St. Louis hotel, but have trouble booking a room? There's an app for that. HotelTonight , a free app available on iPad, iPhone, and Android ... more »

Aug 23, 2012 2:45 PM News

Exploring St. Louis Indie Businesses, Part 4: Livery Company

For the month of August, we’ll visit independent businesses around St. Louis, specifically, ones that are new to us. See our archives for previous editions. There’s been a solid amount of dig... more »

Aug 22, 2012 9:51 AM News

In the Wake of Todd Akin's Comments on Rape and Abortion, "Claire-voyant" Could Be McCaskill's Nickname

Mike Kelley, a co-host on KMOX’s Hancock and Kelley show with John Hancock, recently called Sen. Claire McCaskill “the smartest politician I ever worked with.” McCaskill’s astuteness is lookin... more »

Aug 21, 2012 6:29 AM News

Chimpanzee-Attack Victim Andrew Oberle Now Awake and Talking at Saint Louis University Hospital

Andrew Oberle, the 26-year-old St. Louisan and University of Texas at San Antonio graduate student who made national news after being attacked by chimpanzees at a South African reserve in June, is ... more »

Aug 20, 2012 11:43 AM News

Rethink Your Drink at Taste in the Central West End

I am not a savvy shopper. I’ll spend $100 on a dozen crappy items instead of one or two quality pieces. Most of these purchases are promptly forgotten the instant I get home. Others I decide I hate... more »

Aug 17, 2012 10:26 AM News

Speaking Out: Former Speaker of the House Steven Tilley on His Resignation, the Rules of the Legislature, and More

An optometrist from Perryville, Republican Steven Tilley rose like a rocket through the House, becoming majority leader three years after his 2005 election to office and Speaker of the House in Jan... more »

Aug 15, 2012 10:39 AM News

Exploring St. Louis Indie Businesses, Part 3: Brock Auto Parts & Recycling

For the month of August, we’ll visit independent businesses around St. Louis, specifically, ones that are new to us. Check back every Wednesday for a new edition. The first two indie business f... more »

Aug 15, 2012 9:49 AM News

Space Should Be a St. Louis Frontier

A couple of days before the Mars rover touched down and sent its first photos of the Red Planet, NASA announced it had awarded a $460 million contract to Boeing to continue development of the Comme... more »

Aug 14, 2012 8:13 AM News

St. Louis Night Life: The Best Big-Chain Happy Hours

When it comes to sweet happy-hour deals, it’s usually the smaller joints that have the best bang for the buck. At least that’s what I’d thought. As it turns out, some of the best deals can be found... more »

Aug 10, 2012 10:18 AM News

St. Louis City Population Decreases and Missouri Ranks 15th Worst State for Toxic Air Pollution

The city of St. Louis' population decreased by 1,225 or 0.4 percent from 2010 to 2011 according to an On Numbers analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. As reported today by the ... more »

Aug 9, 2012 4:38 PM News

A Fast, Furious St. Louis Primary Election Night Comes to a Decisive Close

St. Louis election nights often become election mornings, with political candidates not knowing their respective fates until well after midnight. But Tuesday’s primary election came to its unoffici... more »

Aug 8, 2012 9:13 AM Politics

Exploring St. Louis Indie Businesses, Part 2: Abode Coffee House

For the month of August, we’ll visit independent businesses around St. Louis, specifically, ones that are new to us. Check back every week for a new edition. There are afternoons that wear on y... more »

Aug 7, 2012 1:06 PM News


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St. Louis Night Life: Brewers Summit Beer Tasting

For those of you who haven’t already heard, St. Louis has become somewhat of a darling in the craft beer scene. Urban Chestnut was named one of the top new breweries in the world by ... more »

Aug 3, 2012 11:20 AM News

Three St. Louis Olympians to Watch in London

The Olympics have been running for about a week now, and there have already been some major sports moments. From Michael Phelps becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time to the U.S. women's ... more »

Aug 2, 2012 2:25 PM News

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