Donna Baringer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Are State And Local Governments Ready For Their Closeup? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/are-state-and-local-governments-ready-their-closeup <p><em><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Alderman Antonio French is sponsoring legislation to require videotaping or transcribing various meetings and hearings in city government. French is one of several people seeking to use the web to make government more transparent to the public.&nbsp;</span></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis Alderman Antonio French knows something about putting a camera in the face of government.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:26:07 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32013 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Are State And Local Governments Ready For Their Closeup? Scrap metal bill finally clears first legislative hurdle http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scrap-metal-bill-finally-clears-first-legislative-hurdle <p>A <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB861.pdf">bill </a>designed to crack down on the theft of scrap metal in St. Louis city finally cleared its first legislative hurdle on Tuesday.</p><p>The legislation&#39;s been languishing in the city&#39;s Public Safety committee since June as Ald. Donna Baringer and scrap metal companies in the city worked out a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dispute-over-method-payment-delays-first-vote-scrap-metal">dispute over payment methods.</a></p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 21:03:36 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2272 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scrap metal bill finally clears first legislative hurdle Morning headlines: Monday, July 18, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-july-18-2011 <p><strong>Another excessive heat advisory in place</strong></p><p>An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 p.m Friday.</p><p><a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Saint+Louis&amp;state=MO&amp;site=LSX&amp;lat=38.636&amp;lon=-90.2443">The National Weather Service </a>says a dangerous combination of heat and humidity will lead to afternoon and early evening heat index values between 105 and 115 degrees through Friday.</p><p><strong>Aldermen working on St. Louis copper theft proposal this summer</strong></p> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:29:55 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Bill Raack 1667 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, July 18, 2011 Dispute over method of payment delays first vote on scrap metal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dispute-over-method-payment-delays-first-vote-scrap-metal <p>Scrap yard owners, the police, and St. Louis city aldermen have a week to hammer out a deal <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB86.pdf">on legislation</a> the city&#39;s police department says will cut down on the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/extra-patrols-help-police-tackle-burglaries">rising number of metal thefts</a> in the area.</p><p>The legislation would put several new restrictions on the owners of scrap yards, including:</p> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:33:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1481 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dispute over method of payment delays first vote on scrap metal