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Kavahn Mansouri

St. Louis Public Radio

Washington, MO, United States

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Past articles by Kavahn:

After aldermanic indictments, St. Louis development agency wants help shaping up its practices

The St. Louis Development Corporation is on the lookout for a consultant that can help improve its internal workings. That's weeks after a federal grand jury indicted a St. Louis alderman for allegedly pressuring agency staff to sell property to a businessman in exchange for a bribe. → Read More

St. Louis Board President Lewis Reed and two aldermen indicted on federal bribery charges

A grand jury indictment unsealed on Thursday accuses St. Louis Board of Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, as well as former aldermen John Collins-Muhammad and Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, of taking payments in return for their support for development deals. → Read More

Cities make their case to Missouri Supreme Court that the state's gun law is unconstitutional

A St. Louis attorney told the Missouri Supreme Court that the Second Amendment Preservation Act was an 'unintelligible statute' that has confused state law enforcement. → Read More

Post-Dispatch owner should reject Alden's 'insufficient' takeover bid, a top shareholder says

Harris Kupperman, who owns 7.3% of Lee Enterprises' shares, called Alden Global Capital's offer to buy the publisher for $141 million "insufficient and opportunistic." → Read More

Post-Dispatch owner blocks play by hedge fund Alden for more control of Lee’s board

Lee executives said the hedge fund, known for gutting the newspapers it acquires, did not follow the rules in trying to nominate three people to the the publisher's board. → Read More

Madison County Board considers $28 million budget increase without property tax hike

The $28 million increase in the budget is meant to cover some “one-time costs” the county will incur this year, plus wage increases and county projects that were postponed due to the pandemic. → Read More

Social workers are riding the MetroLink to help people in crisis

The program launched by the St. Clair County Transit District is meant to relieve pressure on local police and offer better care for riders who need it. → Read More

Transit officials aim to increase MetroLink ridership by making the stations more inviting

A project to change Belleville’s station will closely mirror one that’s been completed at the Emerson Park Transit Center in East St. Louis. → Read More

St. Clair County Reopening A Mass Vaccination Site In Belleville For COVID Booster Shots

“We strongly encourage appointments. As they become available, we’ll have those posted on our website,” the county’s health department director said. → Read More

In Lawsuit, Wife Of Fairview Heights Man Killed On Amtrak Train Details Their Experience

The lawsuit describes Zach Schneider’s death as a “preventable tragedy.” → Read More

St. Clair County OKs $1.4 Million Plan To Replace Decades-Old Ballot Machines

Some of the ballot machines were purchased by the county 50 years ago. → Read More

Republicans Sue St. Clair County Government, Saying Democrats Are Gerrymandering Districts

Two county Republicans allege Democrats conspired to dilute conservative presence in some districts in the newly proposed redistricting map. → Read More

EPA Orders Cahokia Heights Drinking Water Tested After ‘Serious Problems’ Found

The city will have to increase its testing and monitoring under the Safe Drinking Water Act. → Read More

Metro East COVID Surge—Worst In Illinois—Is Taxing Hospitals’ ICU Bed Capacity

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he is closely watching the southwestern Illinois counties that border Missouri, which have the highest growth of new COVID-19 infections in the country. → Read More

New Lawsuit Filed Over Chronic Flooding, Sewage Issues In Former Centreville Area

Residents say no changes have been made in the year since a previous lawsuit was filed. → Read More

Some Back Police, Others Question Use Of Force In Fairview Heights Sky Zone Incident

An internal investigation reviewed by the Illinois State Police and the local NAACP found the officer used restraint. Families of the teen girls disagree. → Read More

MetroLink Extension To MidAmerica Airport Expected To Be Finished By 2024

The $96 million project will add more than five miles of new track and bike trails to the existing light rail line to connect it to the county-owned airport. → Read More

Fairview Heights Probes Officer’s Use Of Force On Black Teens. Alderman Calls For Change

The police department says it’s investigating the officer’s use of force but declined to identify the officer. → Read More

St. Clair County Boosts Cybersecurity, But Questions Remain Over Alleged Ransom Hack

The St. Clair County board voted unanimously Monday night to approve a new policy hoped to minimize security risks from future attacks. The new policy adds multi-factor authentication on county accounts and raises requirements on county network passwords. → Read More

Madison County Spends Thousands On Cybersecurity, Citing Nearby Ransomware Attacks

The county government hopes to bolster its network security to prevent what happened to neighboring St. Clair County. → Read More