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Krewson maintains lead, soccer stadium faces uphill fight, new poll says

Krewson maintains lead, soccer stadium faces uphill fight, new poll says

ST. LOUIS – Alderwoman Lyda Krewson strengthened her grip on the St. Louis mayoral race, according to a new poll from the Missouri Times and Remington Research Group. While last week’s poll showed Krewson with 27 percent of the vote, she now holds 29 percent of the electorate according to Thursday’s poll. President of the

Sen. Bob Onder speaks at the Emerging Issues Hearing on SJR 39. (Tim Curtis/The Missouri Times)

Senate hears anti-abortion legislation; Onder urges more regulation on clinics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee heard testimony from abortion-choice advocates and anti-abortion groups on Wednesday regarding five bills aimed at restricting the practice in the state. The slate of anti-abortion legislation offered by Republican lawmakers would, among other things, prohibit abortions performed on basis of sex, race or Down

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Nasheed drops out of St. Louis mayoral election

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced Thursday night via social media she would drop out of the race for St. Louis mayor. Nasheed said the decision came after much deliberation and out of a desire to serve the city at the statewide level. “More than ever in our state’s history, we are beset with extreme

Eric Greitens celebrates with supporters after winning the gubernatorial race for Missouri on November 8, 2016. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Greitens announces pre-inauguration thank you tour

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a show of appreciation for his supporters, Gov.-elect Eric Greitens has announced that he will hold a four-day, statewide “thank you” tour Jan. 3. The tour will take Greitens through eight Missouri towns and cities in the week before he will officially be inaugurated as the 56th governor of the

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Rep.-elect Franks robbed at gunpoint in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – One of the newest members of Missouri’s House of Representatives was robbed at gunpoint Monday night. Bruce Franks Jr. said he was sitting in his car in the parking lot of the Schlafly Tap Room at 2100 Locust Street when it happened. He says two men, one of the armed with a gun,

This picture is a rendering by HOK of the proposed soccer stadium to be built in St. Louis. Courtesy of HOK

Greitens opposes taxpayer funding for new St. Louis soccer stadium

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens says he is opposed to using taxpayer funding for a new soccer stadium in St. Louis. “This project is nothing more than welfare for millionaires,” the Gov.-elect said in a statement. “Right now, because of reckless spending by career politicians, we can’t even afford the core functions of government,

Gov.-elect Eric Greitens and his wife, Sheena, address the media the morning after she was robbed at gunpoint.

Gov.-elect and wife preach justice, forgiveness after robbery

ST. LOUIS – In a press conference held outside of their St. Louis home on Tuesday morning, the next governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, said he is grateful that his wife, Sheena, is safe and extended their thanks to law enforcement. It was announced Monday evening that Sheena had been robbed at gunpoint not far from their

Eric Greitens speaks at a campaign event at the University of Missouri Oct. 1, 2015. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens promises ‘Blue Alert’ system in wake of police shootings, visits victim

ST. LOUIS – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens has condemned the separate attacks on two Missouri police officers Sunday and has called for greater protection of law enforcement in the wake of the two shootings. After visiting one of the victims at a hospital in St. Louis just hours after the attack, Greitens released a statement Monday ensuring


Jones officially announces bid in St. Louis mayoral race

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones held her first official mayoral campaign event Tuesday night at the Exodus Art Gallery in St. Louis. Jones has been championed by a strong contingent of supporters for months to take over longtime Mayor Francis Slay’s position, and Tuesday’s event showed that she has a vast


Election Night Watch Parties and other events

Tomorrow as the results roll-in, candidates and political organizations from across the state will be watching to see who comes out victorious. We’ve compiled a list of open invitation parties below. All start at roughly 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Jason Kander’s Election Night Event – Kansas City – Uptown Theater Jay Ashcroft and Eric Schmitt