By JW | Sat, 09/03/2022 - 08:55

STL: Saturday, September 3, 2022

Events 📆

  • Greek festival in the Central West End this weekend – FOX 2
  • Today in St. Louis’ favorite events for Labor Day weekend – KSDK
  • Many events in St. Louis kick off for the Labor Day weekend – FOX 2
  • Mississippi Earthtones Festival Just Days Away – RiverBender
  • Alton Amphitheater Announces Entertainment Lineup and Other Alton Expo Info – RiverBender

BuySTL 👜

  • Controversial Developer Linked to New Apartment Proposal in the Loop – RFT
  • Joe Edwards reflects on 50 years at Blueberry Hill and more – St. Louis Magazine
  • Ruler Foods Grocery Giveaway: Comment-to-Win Sweepstakes – KSDK
  • St. Louis company wants to expand Missouri energy projects that use pig waste –

Restaurants 🍲

  • St. Louis Standards: Ruiz Is a North-County Tradition – RFT
  • Sedara Sweets & Ice Cream to open second location in Manchester –
  • Mac’s Tests New Breakfast Menu With Party Bus Visit, Will Soon Have It Available – RiverBender

STLfood ⚜️

  • St. Louis breweries showed signs of recovery last year. Here’s what’s driving it. – KSDK
  • Enjoy Missouri’s best cheeseburger in Brentwood, Yelp says – FOX 2
  • Good morning Donut Lovers! Here’s the latest episode of the STL Donut Tour! – r/StLouis

Neighborhoods 🏡

STL100 💯

  • Jaw-Dropping Playground Coming to St. Louis Area – RFT
  • St. Louis County family takes in children after their parents died – FOX 2

STL99 😱

  • If you’re in St. Louis County, don’t put your mail in the blue post boxes – KSDK
  • Byers’ Beat: How a 1990s car theft problem has come back to haunt the St. Louis area – KSDK
  • Gas leak prompts evacuation in a south St. Louis neighborhood – FOX 2
  • Free lunches threatened at St. Louis Catholic schools after memo – FOX 2

99MO 😱

  • Man caught with 10 undocumented immigrants on I-70 in St. Peters – FOX 2

WW99 😱

  • ‘I Am a Victim’ Cries Ex-First Lady, Famous for Luxury Bags, as She’s Convicted of Corruption – VICE US
  • Undeclared pools in France uncovered by AI technology – Hacker News

Pox Populi™ 🦠

  • COVID tests end today at North Central Community Health Center – FOX 2
  • Monkeypox cases climbing in Missouri as local health officials scramble to get vaccine to those at risk –
  • Pharma Startup President Convicted in $77 Million Fake Covid Testing Scheme – Gizmodo

Police 🚓

  • Officers help woman give birth in Glen Carbon, Illinois – FOX 2
  • Fog Revealed: A guided tour of how cops can browse your location data – Hacker News
  • US police agencies have been using a low-cost surveillance tool to track people’s phones – Engadget
  • Exposé on local police’s use of Fog Reveal, a platform for mass-surveillance of small-town America – Boing Boing
  • Appeals Court: No Immunity For School Cop Who Assaulted A Student Over Perceived Disrespect – Techdirt

DotGov 🏛

  • Authorities are quite interested in a voting machine that showed up at Goodwill and later was sold on eBay – Boing Boing

CityGov 🏛

LocalGov 🏛

  • St. Louis County Exec Nominee Does Hokey Pokey and Drops Out (Again) – RFT
  • Pinner drops out as GOP candidate for St. Louis County Executive – KSDK
  • St. Louis County Republican Party chair responds to candidate officially dropping out of the executive race – FOX 2
  • Whiplash: Katherine Pinner flip-flops back out of St. Louis County executive race –
  • South County lawmaker sues newspaper over ‘slanderous statements’ – KSDK
  • Garbage trucks sit abandoned while University City residents’ flooded trash remains untouched – FOX 2
  • Rockwood removes director from committee for ‘hateful comments’ – FOX 2
  • Rockwood School District BOE Member Jessica Laurent Clark’s "Sugarbaby Boot Camp" video – r/StLouis

MoGov 🏛

  • Federal report shows Missouri Medicaid application wait times among worst in nation – Missouri Independent
  • Missouri attorney general Eric Schmitt seeks journalism school records – FOX 2
  • Missouri attorney general seeks journalism school records –

FedGov 🏛

  • Biden: Trump’s influence on Republicans ‘a threat to this country’ – FOX 2
  • The FBI found an awful lot of empty folders marked “Classified” at Mar-a-Lago – Kevin Drum
  • White House Bans Paywalls on Taxpayer-Funded Research – Hacker News
  • Biden Finally Understands the MAGA Threat. Why Can’t the Media? – VICE US
  • Although it is the first world economic power, the US is one of… – Maps on the Web

Jobs 📄

  • Zoning Specialist (Lead) – Jobs
  • MoDOT, IDOT hiring for winter – FOX 2
  • Chart of the day: Net new jobs in August – Kevin Drum
  • California Passes Law Requiring Companies to Post Salary Ranges on Job Listings – Hacker News

History 🦕

  • Sept. 2, 1945: Surrender on the battleship Missouri, the end to World War II, and a prayer for peace –

Sustainability ♻️

  • Clean coal and carbon capture and storage is a non-solution – Global Energy
  • Solar panel recommendations – r/StLouis
  • A deeper dive into World Wide Wind’s colossal, contra-rotating turbines – New Atlas
  • Making Batteries Out of Crab Shells May Be a Great Idea – Gizmodo

Infrastructure 🚽

  • As heat wave grips Western states, officials warn of blackouts – Grist

WWwx 🌦

  • Why are Pakistan’s floods so extreme this year? – Hacker News

WWW99 🕸

  • 1 in 4 Gen Z-ers plan to become social media influencers – Hacker News
  • Cloud-Based Smart Home Gadgets Keep Getting Bricked Because You No Longer Own What You Buy – Techdirt

Twitter 🐦

  • The Morning After: Twitter’s edit button is real – Engadget
  • Mastodon still can’t replace Twitter – Hacker News

Space 🚀

  • Artemis I Will Attempt Second Moon Launch on Saturday – HowStuffWorks


  • I make engraved wooden maps of cities all over the world as art and I recently finished YOUR city St. Louis! Here’s how I did it. – r/StLouis
  • Using a Raspberry Pi as a Bluetooth Speaker with PipeWire – Hacker News
  • OpenStreetMap Shortest Route Finder – Hacker News

Captain’s Blog 🏴‍☠️

  • Raw data: Where our memes come from – Kevin Drum
  • Samsung discloses data breach after July hack – BleepingComputer
  • Samsung says hackers obtained some customer data in newly disclosed breach – Engadget
  • Amazon fails to overturn New York City union election – The Register
  • Google Blocks Truth Social from the Play Store – Will Apple Be Next? – Hacker News
  • Claris Is Renaming FileMaker – Daring Fireball