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Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides to Continue; Will Be Watched More Closely

It looks like the sounds of horse hooves and carriages will continue to be heard in downtown St. Louis. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says despite St. Louis Health Department director Pamela Walker’s concerns about the health of the horses, no one’s calling for the rides to be shut down unless the situation gets out of hand.

07/30/2014

An Israeli soldier walks past a Merkava tank along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, on July 30, 2014, after returning from combat in the Palestinian enclave. At least 17 people were killed in an Israeli strike on a packed Gaza market in a deadly raid that came as Israel was observing a four-hour humanitarian lull. AFP PHOTO/GIL COHEN-MAGEN        (Photo credit should read GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Consul General of Israel to the Midwest Gives Update on Gaza Violence

The consul general of Israel to the Midwest came to St. Louis to give an update on the violence in Gaza. Roey Gilad spoke at the Jewish Community Center, saying Israel won’t stop its attacks in Gaza until Hamas agrees to a cease fire.

07/30/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27:  A health educator massages a drop of blood from a man's finger while conducting an HIV test at the Whitman-Walker Health Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center September 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Whitman-Walker Health is observing the annual National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with free testing at four different locations in the District of Columbia, where the overall HIV rate is 2.7 percent. Anything over one percent is considered a severe epidemic.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

HIV-AIDS Continues to Spread in Region Among White Gay Men

Gay white men taking chances is what St. Louis Health Department director Pam Walker says is largely to blame for the some 250 new HIV-AIDS cases each year in the region.

07/30/2014

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First Case of Chikungunya Reported in St. Louis; Not Contracted in Area

St. Louis County has it’s first reported case of the mosquito-carried disease called Chikungunya, though it was not contracted in the area. “There is no cause for panic, no cause for alarm,” says Dr. Faisal Khan, St. Louis County Health Department’s director of communicable disease control.

07/29/2014

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Mercedes Benz of St. Louis Moves From West County Into City

Mercedes Benz of St. Louis is now actually in St. Louis. Formerly Tri-Star Imports, Mercedes Benz of St. Louis moved from Ellisville to a gleaming, glass-walled building on Hampton across from the St. Louis Zoo.

07/29/2014

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Urban Planner Compares St. Louis to Other Big Cities

Jason Segedy has studied the 100 largest cities dating back to 1790.

07/29/2014

Rex Sinquefield Photo: saintlouischessclub.org

Billionaire Sinquefield Donates to Candidate Rick Stream’s Campaign

It’s not just Charlie Dooley getting the big-money donations from billionaire Rex Sinquefield.

07/28/2014

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Developer’s Memorandum Renewal for Normandy Collaborative Pushed Back

School starts in a month in the Normandy Schools Collaborative, and some previous contracts are not fully settled.

07/28/2014

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Officers in 22 Local Police Departments Face New Fitness Test

The test is meant to better replicate what the officers would face in a chase situation.

07/28/2014

Alderwoman Jennifer Florida (Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Interim St. Louis Recorder of Deeds Wants to Stay

Mayor Francis Slay named Jennifer Florida to the post through December after Sharon Quigley Carpenter decided to step down amid a nepotism investigation.

07/28/2014

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