St. Louis Beacon http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Blunt wins No. 5 Senate GOP leadership post http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-wins-no-5-senate-gop-leadership-post <p><em>Updated 6:10 p.m. with reporting <a href="http://www.stlbeacon.org/voices/blogs/political-blogs/dc-backroom/114804-blunt-wins-no-5-senate-gop-leadership-post">from the St. Louis Beacon&#39;s Rob Koenig</a>.</em></p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 20:17:34 +0000 St. Louis Beacon 2671 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt wins No. 5 Senate GOP leadership post Senator Kirk proposes ideas to lower gas prices http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/senator-kirk-proposes-ideas-lower-gas-prices <p>U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says exploring natural gas supplies in Illinois and making tax credits for renewable energy permanent could be ways to lower soaring gas prices.</p><p>Kirk told reporters Monday that federal officials need to research possibilities for harnessing natural gas from New Albany shale in the Illinois basin.</p><p>The Republican also says he&#39;d like to see permits granted more quickly for off shore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and reduce so-called small gasoline monopolies.</p> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:10:08 +0000 The Associated Press, St. Louis Beacon & Kelsey Proud 969 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Senator Kirk proposes ideas to lower gas prices Archbishop presents future plans for St. Louis Catholic schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/archbishop-presents-future-plans-st-louis-catholic-schools <p><em><span class="small"><a href="http://www.stlbeacon.org/issues-politics/95-Education/109118-catholic-schools-plot-big-changes-by-2018-">Reporting</a> from the The St. Louis Beacon&#39;s Dale Singer used in this report.</span></em></p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 19:19:58 +0000 St. Louis Beacon & Kelsey Proud 808 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Archbishop presents future plans for St. Louis Catholic schools