Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment

Cityscape
4:27 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

St. Louis Artists Respond To Ferguson With Chalk

The #ChalkedUnarmed team creates its artwork on the sidewalks outside of St. Louis Public Radio.
Credit Alex Heuer / St. Louis Public Radio

A group of artists are using chalk to inspire conversations about the shooting death of Michael Brown.

#ChalkedUnarmed 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.

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Northside Regeneration
12:22 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Work Begins And Project To Be Announced Within Northside Regeneration

Demolition and environmental cleanup began this week at N. 13th Street and N. Tucker Boulevard for a new food market.
Credit (provided by Northside Regeneration)

A new urgent care hospital is planned within the Northside Regeneration project in north St. Louis.

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. Jamilah Nasheed and state Rep. Penny Hubbard are expected to attend.

Although nothing official has been released, people close to the project say the facility will likely be about 16,000 square feet.

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Business
3:58 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Laclede Gas Should Move Without Tax Help, Protesters Say

MORE protests outside Laclede Gas headquarters on Monday.
Maria Altman

An advocacy organization is protesting the request for Tax Increment Financing as Laclede Gas plans to move down the street. 

Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, or MORE, held signs outside of Laclede Gas’ headquarters Monday.

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Politics
4:06 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Petition To End St. Louis Tax Incentives Delivered With Thousands Of Signatures

Petitioners march from Poelker Park to the Board of Elections.
Chris McDaniel, St. Louis Public Radio.

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.”

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!"

The petition was organized by Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), and the group’s leaders say they have more than 36,000 signatures, which is well above the requirement for a ballot initiative.

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