St. Louis, MO – St. Louis has a new building code that Mayor Francis Slay says will encourage more renovation projects in the city. The Board of Aldermen gave unanimous approval to, and Mayor Slay has signed a bill that makes major changes to city building regulations.
St. Louis, MO – Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon says today's U.S. Supreme Court move to strike down Texas' anti-sodomy law raises questions about the legality of a similar Missouri law. Gay-rights activists contend the ruling invalidates laws in Missouri and three other states barring consensual homosexual sex -- even in private. The Missouri attorney general is not ready to go that far.
Homes and businesses along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers sustained unprecedented damage 10 years ago when floodwaters crept ever higher and pushed levees beyond their limits. Away from cities and towns though, fields of grain were the primary casualties.
1993 was one of the worst years in living memory for Midwestern farmers. But even though they experienced major headaches that year, most cleaned up and got back to work.
Clayton, MO – St. Louis County has appealed a federal court ruling that says a law limiting access to violent video games is unconstitutional.
The ordinance was approved in 2000 but never enacted because of lawsuits that were immediately filed. Earlier this month the three-judge panel said there's no justification for disqualifying video games from free speech protections.
The county maintains it's trying to protect children and now wants a higher court to overturn the ruling.
On August 2, 1993, rising floodwaters decimated the tiny village of Valmeyer, Illinois. No lives were lost, but most of the town's buildings were destroyed. After the flood, Valmeyer residents rebuilt their entire community on a high bluff above the floodplain.
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