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Past articles by Rachel:

Three external candidates among four finalists for St. Louis police chief

Michael Sack, the current interim chief, is the only internal candidate in the running. The finalists will appear at a public forum on Tuesday. → Read More

9 takeaways from Missouri’s election that produced wins for both parties

Republicans scored big wins from Eric Schmitt in the U.S. Senate contest and Scott Fitzpatrick in the auditor’s race, but Democrats came out on top in Missouri’s only competitive state Senate contest and gained in the House. → Read More

What you need to know about Tuesday’s primary for STL Board of Aldermen president

Approval voting means both candidates will advance to the November general election. The Sept. 13 primary is also the first election since a new state law took effect requiring a state-issued photo ID to vote. → Read More

Former St. Louis aldermen Lewis Reed, Jeffrey Boyd admit to their role in bribery scheme

Lewis Reed and Jeffrey Boyd both admitted to multiple felonies connected to a scheme in which they accepted cash, campaign contributions and other gifts from a developer in exchange for helping him get incentives. → Read More

Lewis Reed to become third St. Louis alderman to plead guilty in bribery scheme

Lewis Reed, the former president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, had originally been scheduled to be in court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing. → Read More

2 former Flordell Hills employees indicted in theft of more than $650,000

The two women are accused of diverting more than $650,000 over six years to personal uses, including rent, back taxes and gambling. The annual city budget is $450,000. → Read More

Former St. Louis Alderman John Collins-Muhammad to plead guilty to bribery Aug. 23

John Collins-Muhammad and two other former aldermen are accused of accepting cash, cars and other gifts in exchange for helping a developer get incentives. → Read More

St. Louis aldermen advance restructured civilian oversight of police and jails

Work on the changes began last May, when aldermen approved the Detention Facilities Oversight Board. But supporters will have to carefully count votes, and lobby their colleagues, to send it to the mayor on Friday. → Read More

Mayor Jones expects legal challenge to city using ARPA money for abortion access

Legislation that St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones supports would use a portion of the city’s remaining American Rescue Plan funds to help cover the logistical costs of getting an abortion, as well as reproductive health care. → Read More

St. Louis to resume alley recycling collection May 31

The city halted pickup of the blue bins separately from trash in July 2021 because it lacked workers. → Read More

Amazon warehouse that collapsed in Edwardsville was not built to code, attorney says

A report by a structures specialist who responded to the collapse says it appears support columns were not properly anchored to the floor. → Read More

St. Louis County voters ban county executives from holding side jobs

Passage of Proposition B makes it clear that the county executive cannot hold an outside job and must forfeit the office if he or she does. → Read More

St. Louis residents vote Tuesday on redistricting changes, infrastructure borrowing

Proposition R would put a citizens commission in charge of drawing wards in the future. Its backers have already said they would not use the new process until 2030. → Read More

Lindenwood University is bringing Division I football back to St. Louis

Eighteen of the university’s teams will begin competing in the Ohio Valley Conference in the 2022-23 academic year. → Read More

St. Louis County Library expands access to free tampons and pads

More than 900 people have picked up kits that contain 20 pads and tampons since distribution began in 2020. → Read More

Ring donates cameras to St. Louis-area domestic violence survivors

In addition to the 1,000 cameras, the company also donated $20,000 to Safe Connections, which provides various kinds of support to domestic violence survivors. → Read More

You’ll soon get to hoop in St. Louis’ two biggest parks

The basketball courts in Tower Grove and Forest parks are expected to be ready by 2023. → Read More

Aldermen back civilian oversight of St. Louis jails

Aldermen also renewed a mask order for another 30 days and voted to further reduce penalties for marijuana usage. → Read More

Former St. Louis police officer gets 366 days for beating another officer

Dustin Boone was one of five St. Louis police officers charged in the 2017 beating of undercover officer Luther Hall during protests against brutality. → Read More

As car break-ins rise, St. Louis County Council looks for enforcement alternatives

The proposed legislation would create new municipal offenses in an effort to prosecute more people who steal catalytic converters or try the handles of car doors. → Read More