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Giants 6, Cardinals 3
11:02 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Postseason Over For Cards; Giants Will Face That Other Missouri Team In World Series

The 2014 postseason ended Thursday night for the Cardinals, with a 6-3 loss to the Giants, who will now face America’s darlings -- the unstoppable Kansas City Royals -- in the World Series. 

The Royals, a wild card winner in the American League, are undefeated in the postseason. They swept the Baltimore Orioles to get to the World Series for the first time since they won it in 1985, against the Cardinals.

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2014 General Election
10:56 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

St. Louis County Prosecutor, Assessor Appear To Have Re-Elections Locked Up

Credit Bill Greenblatt | UPI

St. Louis County residents might not know it, but two other countywide offices besides county executive are on the Nov. 4 ballot.

There’s been virtually no campaigning for St. Louis County prosecutor or for assessor.

Certainly county Prosecutor Bob McCulloch has been in the news a lot lately, but it’s not because he’s seeking a seventh term in the job he’s held since 1991.

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Nontraditional Students
10:53 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Vets Centers Ease Path From Military To College

Ryan Barrett
Credit Dale Singer | St. Louis Public Radio

For the typical college freshman, heading for campus means a welcome chance to leave behind all those pesky rules that had to be followed at home and to enter a new environment of freedom and choice.

For the military veteran trying to re-enter civilian society and signing up for college classes, that lack of structure may be far less attractive and more than a little intimidating.

Ryan Barrett, who is studying for his doctorate at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, went through that tough transition when he left the Air Force after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Politically Speaking
10:47 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Politically Speaking: Schupp Lays Out Views In Bid For Missouri Senate

Credit Chris McDaniel, St. Louis Public Radio

This week the Politically Speaking podcast crew welcomes Jill Schupp, the Democratic candidate for the state Senate in the 24th District.

The 24th District, which takes in a large area of central and west St. Louis County, is considered a politically swing district. As a result, the contest betweeen Schupp and GOP candidate Jay Ashcroft  is seen as one of the state’s few legislative districts up for grabs on the Nov. 4 ballot. The post is currently held by Republican John Lamping, who is retiring.

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Commentary
10:45 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Editor's Weekly: Too Much Ferguson Coverage? Here's Why

At the Michael Brown memorial in mid August
Credit Mary Delach Leonard | St. Louis Public Radio | File photo

How much news coverage of Ferguson is too much?

Judging from the unscientific sampling of opinion I’ve heard over the last two months, St. Louisans have starkly different answers to that question. Some are fed up. Others think news organizations are only beginning to pay appropriate attention to police-community tensions, African American experiences and issues of racial disparity.

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Bridgeton Landfill
9:45 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

State Says Bridgeton Landfill Owner Must Do More To Contain Fire's Spread

On this map, the location of the new temperature monitoring probes that Mo. Dept. of Natural Resources wants Republic Services to install is marked with a purple line.
Credit Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Updated 10/17/14: Republic Services has confirmed that it agreed on Thursday, in writing, to comply with all of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' requirements ― although the company remains committed to its position that the additional measures are not needed.

Our original story:

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2014 General Election
3:55 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Dolan And Bird Square Off In County Council's Only Competitive Contest

Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, is running for a second term on the county council.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

For the most part, the St. Louis County executive’s contest between Democrat Steve Stenger and Republican Rick Stream is sucking up most of the electoral oxygen on the county’s political scene. 

But that doesn’t mean it’s the only contest with  significant consequences. Incumbent Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, is seeking re-election against Republican committeewoman Jennifer Bird, the only county council race in a competitive district.

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12th Congressional District
2:09 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Illinois' 12th District Contenders Highlight Differences

State Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, appears on St. Louis on the Air on Thursday.
Rebecca Smith St. Louis Public Radio

While the leading candidates for one of the nation’s most competitive Congressional races agreed that the economy and jobs were the top issue facing the 12th Congressional District.

In back-to-back interviews Thursday on “St. Louis on the Air,” state Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, and U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Belleville, made their cases for the seat, which encompasses portions of the Metro East and southern Illinois, but clashed on whether climate change is real.

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Diversity
11:55 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

New Center Aims To Make Washington U. More Inclusive

LaTanya Buck
Credit Dale Singer | St. Louis Public Radio

Given the angry images and actions out of Ferguson and south St. Louis in recent weeks, you might not think that being too nice would be a problem in dealing with diversity.

Yet in recent discussions about Washington University’s new Center for Diversity and Inclusion – why it is needed, what it hopes to accomplish – the four-letter word that came up repeatedly was “nice.”

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St. Louis 250th Birthday
11:49 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Super Secret Government Work Happens In Some Of St. Louis' Oldest Buildings

An aerial view of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at 3200 South 2nd Street. Several buildings from the original federal arsenal survived from the 1830s. Most of the NGA's work takes place in the large buildings near the river.
(courtesy NGA) National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NGA

It’s a top national security facility in St. Louis that’s flown under the radar for years.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is hidden in plain sight on more than 20 acres that lie between the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and the Mississippi River. There are roughly 2,500 NGA employees there, working on highly secretive projects. The maps, charts and strategic intelligence they provide are used by the president, national policy makers and military leaders.

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