Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Artists Respond To Ferguson With Chalk http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-artists-respond-ferguson-chalk <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of artists are using chalk to inspire conversations about the shooting death of Michael Brown.</span></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/chalkedunarmed?src=hash" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">#ChalkedUnarmed</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;draws chalk outlines of people on public sidewalks or plazas. The artist then adds the name of an unarmed black man who was killed by a police officer, with the date and location of his death.</span></p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:27:04 +0000 Alex Heuer 39109 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Artists Respond To Ferguson With Chalk Work Begins And Project To Be Announced Within Northside Regeneration http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/work-begins-and-project-be-announced-within-northside-regeneration <p>A new urgent care hospital is planned within the Northside Regeneration project in north St. Louis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Developer Paul McKee will announce plans Wednesday for the first big project within the 1,500-acre footprint of the redevelopment zone. Mayor Francis Slay, state Sen. </span>Jamilah<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Nasheed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and state Rep. Penny Hubbard are expected to attend.</span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:22:31 +0000 Maria Altman 37769 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Work Begins And Project To Be Announced Within Northside Regeneration Laclede Gas Should Move Without Tax Help, Protesters Say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/laclede-gas-should-move-without-tax-help-protesters-say <p>An advocacy organization is protesting the request for <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/sldc/economic-development/tax-increment-financing.cfm">Tax Increment Financing</a> as Laclede Gas plans to move down the street.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, or MORE, held signs outside of </span>Laclede<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gas’ headquarters Monday.</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:58:38 +0000 Maria Altman 30991 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Laclede Gas Should Move Without Tax Help, Protesters Say Petition To End St. Louis Tax Incentives Delivered With Thousands Of Signatures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/petition-end-st-louis-tax-incentives-delivered-thousands-signatures <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 50 activists delivered a petition to the St. Louis Board of Elections on Wednesday, calling for the city to cut tax breaks from businesses involved in what they call “unsustainable energy production.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group marched with signs that said “Take Back St. Louis" and chanted things like "We will stand, we will fight, a greener city is our right!"</span></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:06:46 +0000 Chris McDaniel 28702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Petition To End St. Louis Tax Incentives Delivered With Thousands Of Signatures