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An emotional St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay makes his remarks as St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson looks on during a news conference in St. Louis on January 15, 2015. St. Louis recorded six murders in five unrelated incidents in a 12-hour period. The two are outraged and say the city gun laws are too lenient. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Hiring More St. Louis Police Officers Could Still Be a Distant Dream

Alderman Joe Vaccaro wants more police, and says in 2008, St. Louis voters approved Proposition S, a sales tax increase, that’s still being paid today.

08/23/2015

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Maria Toutoudaki

Minimum Wage and Defense-Mapping on Aldermen’s Agenda

The minimum wage and other contentious issues are on the agenda as the St. Louis Board of Aldermen meets for its final session before summer break this morning.

07/10/2015

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson speaks before the Aldermanic Public Safety Committee on July 9, 2015. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

St. Louis Aldermen Grill Police Chief on Rising Murder Rate

With murder up 58 percent this year in the city, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson faced questions about whether his redistricting plan has spread officers too thin.

07/09/2015

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Maria Toutoudaki

New Minimum Wage Proposal: Still $15 Per Hour, Longer Wait

City Alderman Shane Cohn has filed a substitute that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $8.25 immediately, which would match Illinois.

06/24/2015

St. Louis Board of Aldermen

St. Louis City Budget Includes $1 Million Surplus

The $1.1 Billion budget excludes more police officers but added a civilian review board of police violence.

06/19/2015

June 16, 2015-Full house in the Kennedy Room at St. Louis City Hall for pro vs. con discussion of minimum wage bill (BB 83).  (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Hearings on Proposed St. Louis Minimum Wage Hike Get Underway

Measure would establish $15-per-hour minimum wage by 2020.

06/16/2015

Police officers stand on alert during a protests outside the Ferguson Police Department on March 11, 2015 in Ferguson, Mo. Protests erupted after the announcement of  the resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson earlier in the day. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

SLPOA President: St. Louis Police are Hesitant from Lack of Support

St. Louis Police Officers Association president says criticism from some St. Louis aldermen has affected officers.

05/29/2015

Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

Search On for Police Civilian Review Board Panelists Who Don’t Have Ax to Grind

Some aldermen say they want panel members who don’t have a bias – for or against – the police.

05/15/2015

(KMOX/Brett Blume)

TIF Commission Established in Crestwood Mall Project

Former Mayor Jeff Schlink called it a premature move.

05/13/2015

Kevin Killeen/KMOX

Frustrated St. Louis Police Chief Calls for More Officers

At times during the two-hour hearing, Dotson admitted the obvious – that the crime rate in St. Louis has outpaced the ability of the existing police force to keep up.

05/07/2015

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