Mark Schlinkmann is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Officials say the city's density makes it difficult to find any dispensary sites if they went along with a 1,000-foot buffer allowed in state law.
Metro Transit says construction on the $96-million project, which will require no federal money, could begin in as soon as two years.
Ice cream company's co-founder speaks at rally outside City Hall aimed at pressing aldermen to de-fund the controversial facility. Meanwhile, a Ben and Jerry's truck will make stops around the area this month to hand out free ice cream and to urge the public to support the cause.
Krewson says bond terms changed without explanation; Green accuses mayor of aiding privatization effort.
The Board of Estimate and Apportionment approves an aldermanic committee's request to include $500,000 in the upcoming city budget for violence prevention programs such as Cure Violence. The spending still needs approval by the full Board of Aldermen.
The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis, the bridge’s owner, announced the grant. The association, made up of five major freight railroads, will cover the remainder of the $57.3 million project. Work is expected to begin in 2021.
Three veteran officers have been placed on desk duty; 23 in all are being investigated.
Mayor says the officers were put on administrative duty to keep them from contact with the public while an internal affairs investigation proceeds.
Union also alleges that city is diverting about $2 million from police salaries to other spending.
But a city charter amendment requiring a public vote could offer an alternative, City Counselor Julian Bush says.