Thursday, December 11, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle pre-filed bills this week to banish cell phones from Missouri roadways.
Reps. Joe Smith, a St. Charles Republican, and TD El-Amin, a St. Louis Democrat, have nearly identical bills that would ban drivers from using cell phones unless the phones have hands-free devices, like a Bluetooth receiver.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Where will you see the markers? Here's the map:
The bid to designate the street for Obama is apparently being led by Alderman Kacie Starr Triplett, an early Obama supporter who is listed as the lead sponsor of the board bill.
Signing on as co-sponsors are four other aldermen — all Democrats — who have parts of Delmar in their wards.
If they are successful, the street would be “honorarily” designated for Obama, though for all practical purposes — like maps and most street signs — it would likely continue to be known as Delmar.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Post-Dispatch gossip queen Deb Peterson has the scoop: U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is said to be pushing St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch for the position of local U.S. Attorney, a presidential appointment.A single incident does not define a career, but this one was pretty bone-headed; with a final margin of only 3,903 votes separating Barack Obama from John McCain here in Missouri, the fallout from this absolutely radioactive report could be one of a few events that swayed the election here. It was the talk of the McCain office for several days and was the subject of countless phone calls I fielded from citizens and citizen-bloggers alike.
McCaskill, as Peterson points out, knows McCulloch from her days as the top prosecutor across the state in Jackson County. And, of course, she has the ear of president-elect Barack Obama after emerging as one of his top surrogates in the campaign.
Monday, December 1, 2008
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