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The statue honoring the confederate states in St. Louis' Forest Park may be moved or may be clarified. A committee is expected to decide if the statue should be moved to a different location or if the inscription should display more clear and historical information. 

Photo courtesy of ForestParkStatues.org

Clay Urges St. Louis Mayor to Take Down Confederate Memorial

Clay, of St. Louis, sent a letter to Slay on Monday urging removal of the 32-foot-tall granite memorial. He said in the letter that symbols “associated with this country’s racist, oppressive past should not be elevated or displayed in public places.”

06/29/2015

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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

On one side of the Confederate Memorial, vandals X-ed out tribute and spray painted "Black Lives Matter."  (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Confederate Memorial in Forest Park Vandalized

Slay is now tweeting it’s time to also rename the nearby Confederate Drive in Forest Park, calling it either Freedom Street or Justice Drive.

06/24/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 18:  Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' (NALEO) 32nd Annual Conference at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on June 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clinton addressed the group of Latino policymakers as she makes her way through early primary states after officially launching her campaign for president on June 13.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Making 1st Campaign Visit to St. Louis-Area

St. Louis is getting its first visit from the leading Democrat running for President.

06/22/2015

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‘Q in the Lou’ Barbecue Event Launches This Fall

Barbecue event at Soldiers Memorial will run September 25 through 27.

06/19/2015

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Maria Toutoudaki

Legal Argument Ready Behind Slay’s Push for $15 Minimum Wage

City counselor Winston Calvert says he’s ready to defend the city’s right to set its own minimum wage, based on the city charter.

06/10/2015

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Bill Establishing Civilian Oversight Board Effective Today

The city of St. Louis is now accepting applications to become one of seven members on the board.

06/05/2015

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Maria Toutoudaki

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

The new Milkweeds for Monarchs garden at St. Louis City Hall, planted June 1, 2015. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Helping Butterflies Battle Back Through ‘Milkweeds For Monarchs’

City receives $80,000 grant to expand effort to plant 250 milkweed gardens city-wide.

06/01/2015

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Calls Questioning Births at Homer G. Phillips Hospital Up To 144

Now, many black mothers are wondering if their babies born at this hospital are still alive.

05/12/2015

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