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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 1, 2012 - As the legal battle over Paul McKee's proposed but delayed $8.1 billion redevelopment in north St. Louis advanced to the Missouri Court of Appeals Wednesday, the arguments on both sides stayed pretty much the same.

(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated with details from press conference, comments from city officials.

Calling smoking a fundamental right in America, attorneys have filed a federal legal challenge to Clayton's ban on smoking in outdoor  public places.

A small piece of an $8.1 billion plan to redevelop north St. Louis took another step forward today.