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A St. Louis coop works through the kinks as it transitions from sole proprietorship

Feb 3, 2023
Garrity Tools is still figuring out its pay structure and job roles a year later. “I think we're gonna get this right," Collin Garrity says.
“Our biggest challenge is trying to figure out how to make it a good job for everyone," says Collin Garrity.
Courtesy Garrity Tools

St. Louis’ minimum wage is dropping today

Aug 28, 2017
Starting today, more than 30,000 workers in St. Louis could see their paychecks shrink. The city’s minimum wage is dropping from $10 an hour to $7.70. That’s because of a new state law that says cities can’t set a higher minimum wage than the state. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Why St. Louis was named a 'judicial hellhole'

Mar 6, 2017
Big jury verdicts have made Missouri a target for tort reform.
The American Tort Reform Association says Missouri courts make it too easy for people to sue corporations. Above, the Civil Courts building in St. Louis.
Maria Altman, St. Louis Public Radio

Can a spy agency fight urban blight in St. Louis?

Jan 13, 2017
A $1.75 billion project displaced a neighborhood in hopes of revitalizing it.
The decision to locate the new NGA facility in the historically black North Side of St. Louis was fought by the few remaining residents in the area, some who staged protests at this site.
Kimberly Adams/Marketplace

Voters disappointed, but not surprised, by debate

Oct 10, 2016
Many voters wanted to hear about the economy, but heard political drama instead.
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare to shake hands after the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on Sunday.

Ahead of debate, voters disappointed with choices

Oct 7, 2016
Jobs, taxes, and race are on the minds of St. Louis voters ahead of second presidential debate.
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Are red light cameras for safety or making money?

Apr 12, 2016
St. Louis officials hope to restart a controversial red light camera program
St. Louis’ red light camera program has been shut down by the Missouri Supreme Court, but the cameras remain above many intersections because city officials are hoping to get them issuing tickets again.
Paul Sableman

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Meet me in St. Louis ... we'll leave for L.A. from there

Jan 13, 2016
The Rams are headed to a new $3 billion stadium ten miles from downtown L.A.

St. Louis weighs pros and cons of NFL stadium funding

Dec 2, 2015
The $1 billion stadium has enthusiastic supporters, and some who think it's irresponsible.

Minimum wage hike puts a city at odds with lawmakers

Oct 6, 2015
A bill prevents other cities from following St. Louis’ lead.