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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

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Latest St. Louis Crime Stats Show Homicides Up

The latest crime statistics for the city of St. Louis were reported Monday evening and show homicides are up 58.6 percent.

07/07/2015

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Mayor Slay’s $15 Minimum Wage Plan Shelved by Alderman

In a surprise move, Alderman Joe Vaccaro announced he won’t be holding anymore hearings on the bill this summer.

06/26/2015

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Ikea Raises Minimum Wage for US Workers 2nd Year in a Row

Ikea’s U.S division is raising the minimum wage for the second year in a row as the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain looks to improve its relations with workers and reduce worker turnover.

06/24/2015

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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

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Foreclosures Jump Across St. Louis Area, Nation

The 37 percent increase is blamed on banks repossessing homes that were in the foreclosure process.

06/18/2015

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Illinois High-Speed Rail Work to Disrupt Some Amtrak Routes

Illinois transportation officials say that work to increase rail speeds to 110 mph will mean service changes for some Amtrak trains between Chicago and St. Louis.

06/12/2015

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Number of Ill. Police Departments That Trace Guns On the Rise

The number of Illinois police departments tracing guns has risen from 392 two years ago to 451 now. Last year, 11,500 crime guns in Illinois were traced, and 6,200 have been so far this year.

06/09/2015

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Slay Announces Plan to Raise St. Louis Minimum Wage

Mayor Slay has announced his plans to raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour in St. Louis by 2020.

06/05/2015

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St. Louis May Be Next City to Raise Minimum Wage

Slay spokeswoman Maggie Crane on Tuesday confirmed that the Democratic mayor wants to raise the city’s minimum. A starting point for discussion is $15 per hour by Jan. 1, 2020, Crane said, but details are still being ironed out.

06/02/2015

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