Adam Allington

Reporter

Adam grew up on a cherry farm in northern Michigan.  He holds a BA in economics from Kalamazoo College.  Adam's radio career began in 2003 at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. He went on to cut his teeth filing stories for Maine Public Radio. Before coming to St. Louis Public Radio in 2006, Adam was was an international journalism fellow at Deutsche Welle in Bonn, Germany.  He has regularly filed features for various shows and networks including NPR, PRI, Marketplace and the BBC. He received a  Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year.

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Missouri Congressional Redistricting
5:35 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Mo. congressional redistricting may decrease political clout for metro region

A map of Missouri's current nine congressional districts.
(Screenshot via Mo. Sec. of State website)

State politicians were in St. Louis today to solicit public feedback on redrawing Missouri's congressional map from nine districts down to eight.

The outcome may mean a decrease in political clout for the metro region.

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Peabody Energy
2:08 pm
Wed March 2, 2011

Peabody Energy to stay downtown, expand

Peabody Energy CEO Gregory Boyce announces that the energy giant will remain in downtown St. Louis for at least another 15 years, during a press conference in St. Louis on March 2, 2011. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

St. Louis-based Peabody Energy announced today that it will keep its headquarters in downtown St. Louis for at least another 15 years.

Peabody is a Fortune 500 company employing more than 600 people in St. Louis.

The company had been offered a package of $10 million in Federal New Market tax credits to fund upgrades to their downtown high-rise.

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Roy Blunt
5:30 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Blunt: "everything has to be on the table" to reduce deficit

Then-U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt in 2010. Now-Senator Blunt said he sees little room for compromise when it comes to reducing the deficit.
(Bill Greenblatt/UPI)

The U.S. Senate announced today that it will accept a bill from the House to fund government for an additional two weeks, averting a government shutdown on Friday.

The House had proposed a budget which cut $60 billion in federal spending, which Senate Democrats complained was too much.

Siding with his former House colleagues, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said he sees little room for compromise when it comes to reducing the deficit.

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compton bridge
10:03 am
Mon February 28, 2011

Compton Bridge to reopen tomorrow

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A map of the location of the Compton Bridge. Click around in the map to explore.

The Compton Bridge in midtown St. Louis is set to reopen to traffic tomorrow.

Compton will be the primary detour during the 14-month reconstruction of the Grand Boulevard Bridge.

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U.S. Census Data
11:08 am
Thu February 24, 2011

New 2010 U.S. Census data released for Missouri

Click Read More or scroll down once within the story, to explore the interactive data map from the U.S. Census Bureau.
(U.S. Census Bureau)

The U.S. Census Bureau has released new data for Missouri. Click "Read More" for an interactive map through which you can investigate the data, county-by-county.

We've also got our listening area counties and congressional districts broken down, and news stories to put it all in context.

How has your area changed in 10 years?

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MoDOT Construction Updates
5:30 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

MoDOT updates on Poplar St. Bridge, I-64 construction

Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say work on the Poplar Street Bridge will start this spring and continue into the fall.

The work will involve resurfacing the bridge deck and will result in lane closures and traffic delays.

Deanna Venker is an area engineer for MoDOT.  She says the work could not be delayed until the completion of the new Mississippi River bridge in 2014.

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Albert Pujols
3:22 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

No deal for Pujols today. Now what?

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols. (via Wikimedia Commons/ Rafael Amado)

First basemen Albert Pujols is entering his eleventh season as a St. Louis Cardinal, and now, it's looking like it might be his last.

Albert Pujols' spring training deadline for a new contract with the St. Louis Cardinals came and went today without a deal.

The Cardinals say they tried to reach agreement with Pujols for several months and they are "greatly disappointed" they were unsuccessful. General Manager John Mozeliak says at Pujols' request, no more talks will be held until the end of the season.

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On Marketplace Morning Report
11:25 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Albert Pujols aiming for most expensive contract in baseball

Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols in 2008. (via Flickr/SD Dirk)

If he doesn't re-sign with the St. Louis Cardinals, first baseman Albert Pujols could set off a bidding war to end all wars. Pujols reportedly wants to be baseball's first $300-million-man.

Check out Adam Allington's story for Marketplace Morning Report.

Missouri Exports
12:41 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Missouri exports rise 36 percent, outpace national average by 15 percent in 2010

Canada, Mexico and China are the top customers for Missouri goods in an export market that jumped 36 percent in 2010, the St. Louis Business Journal reports.

The data reflecting the jump is from the World Trade Center St. Louis.

Tim Nowak, executive director at the World Trade Center, says the growth was driven primarily by industrial products and manufactured goods.

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Icy Roads
3:11 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

Icy St. Louis side streets to be treated with salt-sand mixture

A city worker clears a sidewalk of ice and slush on Market Street in St. Louis on Feb. 1, 2011. Some city side streets which remain badly iced over will begin to be treated with a salt and sand mixture today. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

St. Louis neighborhoods will be getting some relief from ice-covered side streets resulting from last week's blizzard.

The City of St. Louis Streets Department received over 250 requests for service this morning.

Streets Director Todd Waelterman says 50 crews are out spreading a mixture of sand and salt on some of the worst areas.

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