St. Louis Arch http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Thursday, March 15, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-march-15-2012 <p><strong>Blagojevich headed to prison today</strong></p><p>Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich left his Chicago home this morning and is heading to Colorado to begin a 14-year federal prison term for corruption.</p><p>He is expected to report to the prison by 2 o&rsquo;clock this afternoon.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Blagojevich is the state&#39;s second governor in a row to be sent to prison for corruption.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:28:46 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3271 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, March 15, 2012 Morning headlines: Thursday, January 26, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-january-26-2012 <p><strong>Gateway Arch project may not be finished by anniversary</strong></p><p>The 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Gateway Arch is three years away, but the project to improve and expand the grounds by then may not be finished on time.</p><p>Walter Metcalfe, director of the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation, which is leading the effort, says it&#39;s more important to get it right than to get it done in time for the anniversary.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:32:17 +0000 Julie Bierach, Joseph Leahy & The Associated Press 2945 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Arch grounds renovation project gets grant; could be scaled back http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grounds-renovation-project-gets-grant-could-be-scaled-back <p>The renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds is being called a &ldquo;magnificent project&rdquo; by two presidential cabinet members.&nbsp;</p><p>Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood were in&nbsp;St. Louis Wednesday&nbsp;to celebrate a new&nbsp;$20 million&nbsp;federal grant for <a href="http://kwmustlouis.wordpress.com/">the project</a>.&nbsp;The grant will help pay for a new&nbsp;&ldquo;pedestrian lid&rdquo; over Interstate 70 so people can move more easily between the Arch and downtown St. Louis.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 22:55:18 +0000 Bill Raack 2730 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch grounds renovation project gets grant; could be scaled back Superhero, Ninja Stop for Chat at Arch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/superhero-ninja-stop-chat-arch <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Photo taken by Grover Webb on <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/naked_toe/6274728449/in/pool-388238@N20/">Flickr.com</a>.</p><p>Join the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/kwmu/">St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group</a> to see interesting photos taken in the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week we feature, on our website, one outstanding photo from the group.</p></div></div></div> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 17:31:32 +0000 Madalyn Painter 2336 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Superhero, Ninja Stop for Chat at Arch Updated Arch plans, possible cost revealed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/updated-arch-plans-possible-cost-revealed <p>The updated <a href="http://kwmustlouis.wordpress.com/">plans for the Gateway Arch</a> were revealed at a public meeting last night as well as the possible cost of the project.</p><p>The preliminary figure is $578.5 million.</p><p>Walter Metcalfe, Jr., who has headed up the <a href="http://www.cityarchrivercompetition.org/">CityArchRiver foundation that sponsored the design competition</a>, says completing a vision is worth the price:</p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:49:11 +0000 Maria Altman 408 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Updated Arch plans, possible cost revealed News from 2010 that will shape the future of the region http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/news-2010-will-shape-future-region <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Associated Press recently surveyed a group of Missouri print and broadcast news editors and named the top news story of 2010: <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/7450/0/1720996/Election.Coverage/Incumbents.hang.on.to.most.seats.in.Mo.">The November defeat of longtime 4<sup>th</sup> District Congressman, Ike Skelton.&nbsp; </a>But since the end of December is nothing if not a time for thoughtful chin stroking and &nbsp;list-making, we decided to gather a panel of experts and come up with a list of the year’s biggest news—<em>St. Louis on the Air</em> style.</p><p> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 22:07:10 +0000 Libby Franklin 213 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org News from 2010 that will shape the future of the region