By JW | Thu, 10/13/2022 - 02:31

STL: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Events 📆

  • Cleanup is underway at Dome lot downtown – FOX 2
  • Where to celebrate Halloween with your teen in St. Louis – St. Louis Magazine
  • Schlafly’s Full Moon Festival to Return in November – RFT

BuySTL 👜

  • Spire gas company holds first public rate hike hearing in St. Louis – KSDK
  • Report: Peabody in talks with Australian coal mining company –
  • St. Louis entrepreneur to appear on ‘Shark Tank’ – St. Louis Magazine
  • Former St. Louis TV journalist is now creating a drone that fits in a backpack – St. Louis Business Journal
  • City Foundry STL’s delayed movie theater, Alamo Drafthouse, to open in November –
  • Alamo Drafthouse scheduled to open at City Foundry STL in November – St. Louis Magazine
  • Alamo Drafthouse Coming to St. Louis Next Month – RFT
  • Austin-based cinema-eatery opening at City Foundry STL this November – KSDK

Restaurants 🍲

STLfood ⚜️

  • Sugaree closing retail business – r/StLouis
  • Meal prep service to take over former Copper Pig restaurant on Macklind – KSDK

STL100 💯

  • New report reveals strengths, shortfalls in St. Louis tech employment –
  • Great Rivers Greenways looks at the Meramec, Dardenne, and Deer Creek Greenways – FOX 2
  • Two SLPS schools named ‘all-stars’ – FOX 2
  • Transit Center transformation at North Hanley stop – FOX 2
  • Rescuing architecture: a visit to the National Building Arts Center just across the river – r/StLouis

STL99 😱

  • St. Louis says Shell station is nuisance, but doesn’t produce records to prove it –
  • Holleman: St. Louis again ranks as least-safe city. The mayor blames state lawmakers. –
  • “Trash everywhere, it’s a never ending cycle” concerns grow over road safety after driver is killed by piece of metal – FOX 2
  • St. Louis finishes last in ‘safest US cities’ study – FOX 2
  • St. Louis finishes last in ‘safest US cities’ study – r/StLouis
  • River City HBCU Classic canceled 4 days before the event – KSDK
  • Haine Seeks Forfeiture Of 287 Catalytic Converters Seized From Premises Of Business – RiverBender

WW99 😱

  • Ukrainian City Removes Elon Musk’s Face from Celebratory Billboard – VICE US
  • Taiwan Official Explains With Extreme Calm Why the U.S. Doesn’t Need to Blow Up TSMC if China Invades – Gizmodo
  • French Parliament Wants To Make People Pay A License Fee To Use Public Domain Works – Techdirt

Pox Populi™ 🦠

  • Nearly half of Covid patients haven’t fully recovered months later, study finds – Hacker News
  • China’s ‘Zero COVID’ Policy Is Going to Last a Whole Lot Longer – VICE US

Police 🚓

  • St. Louis-area police say Missouri’s juvenile crime point system needs update – FOX 2

CityGov 🏛

  • What the mayor says about St. Louis being labeled the ‘least safe’ city in the country – KSDK
  • New 14-member health bureau to address St. Louis’ overdose deaths –
  • City of St. Louis announce new bureau to tackle drug abuse and mental health – FOX 2
  • City of St. Louis Department of Health Announced Launch of New Behavioral Health Bureau – City of St. Louis – News
  • BB 103 – Four-Way Stop Site at the Intersection of St. Louis Avenue and Bishop PL Scott Avenue – Board Bills
  • BB 102 – Airport Revenue Bonds – Board Bills

LocalGov 🏛

  • A St. Louis County Mayor Went Big for Bitcoin, Now He’s Fighting to Stay in Office – RFT
  • APA Adoption Center to Operate Pet Adoption Services for St. Louis County – APA Adoption Center
  • Animal Protective Adoption Center slated to operate pet adoption services for St. Louis County – KSDK
  • St. Louis County Failed to Fully Sedate Dogs Before Euthanasia, Staffer Says – RFT

MoGov 🏛

  • Messenger: Ethics complaint targets Eric Schmitt’s legal role in the Big Lie –
  • Eric Schmitt deletes pro-Kanye West tweet amid backlash over rapper’s anti-Semitic remarks – KSDK
  • Six states cite ‘harms’ over Biden’s student loan plan in St. Louis hearing – FOX 2
  • Eric Schmitt Picks Unusual Time to Become a Kanye West Fan – RFT

FedGov 🏛

  • Student loan lawsuit hearing at Federal Court Building today – FOX 2
  • Federal judge in St. Louis weighs effort to halt student loan forgiveness – KSDK
  • Missouri judge hears lawsuit challenging Biden student debt relief plan – Missouri Independent
  • US Federal Courts Agree To Refund Fees They Overcharged People For Access To PACER – Techdirt
  • Biden’s Executive Order On Surveillance Doesn’t Do Nearly Enough To Protect Privacy; Playing Word Games Doesn’t Actually Limit NSA Surveillance – Techdirt

Jobs 📄

  • 2023 – 2024 Type 1 Ambulance/Medic – City of St. Louis
  • Labor Supervisor (Forestry Division) – Jobs
  • Attorney II (Transactions) – Jobs

Sustainability ♻️

  • The Mississippi River is Our Greatest Force for Building Land – Environmental Defense
  • Pittsburgh Airport installs an algae air purifier – Hacker News
  • An Australian startup is “growing” water for drought-parched California – Hacker News

Infrastructure 🚽

  • Mike Kehoe to announce high-speed internet expansion in Pike County Wednesday morning – FOX 2
  • Intel fires up internal foundry model to make its own chips – The Register
  • GM races after Tesla with battery pack tech and solar deal – The Register
  • High-density EV battery puts 10-minute charge times on the table – New Atlas

Ecology 🦤

  • America’s Birds Are in Big Trouble – Gizmodo
  • Antarctic Researchers Report a ‘Dramatic Decline’ in Adélie Penguin – Gizmodo
  • New Study Maps Over 50,000 Sites In the U.S. That Are Likely Contaminated With ‘Forever Chemicals’ – Gizmodo

WWwx 🌦

  • Climate Change Is Causing Wetter, Heavier Rainfall, New Study Shows – Gizmodo

WWW99 🕸

  • How to keep getting local news as Facebook changes – FOX 2
  • TikTok’s Allegedly Pocketing Up to 70% of Donations Raised by Desperate, Begging Syrian Refugees – Gizmodo
  • Employees Reveal Zuckerberg’s Metaverse Vision Is A Clunky, Boring, Ego-Driven Mess – Techdirt
  • Microsoft and Meta promise facehugger PCs piping cloud desktops into VR headsets – The Register
  • Microsoft’s new AI graphic design app is built on DALL-E – Engadget
  • Hyundai wants all of its vehicles to support over-the-air updates by 2025 – Engadget

Space 🚀

  • Bigger, Better, Cheaper: How India Is Building a Private Empire in Space – VICE US
  • Astronomers can’t explain a black hole "burp" years after it ate a star – New Atlas
  • Starlight interstellar probe – Hacker News
  • James Webb Telescope captures unique dust rings surrounding two stars – Engadget
  • NASA is now targeting November 14th for the Artemis 1 launch – Engadget


  • Users Are Building Their Own AI-Powered Alternatives to Amazon’s Ring Cameras – VICE US
  • How a smart home can be a safer home – Arduino Blog
  • Barilla and Arduino: This is not your grandma’s pasta! – Arduino Blog

Captain’s Blog 🏴‍☠️

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi died while attempting to save the lives of people drowning – Boing Boing
  • Animated Googly Eyes Could Make Autonomous Cars Safer For Pedestrians – Gizmodo
  • Connecticut Jury Orders Alex Jones and Infowars to Pay $965 Million to Sandy Hook Families – VICE US
  • Scientists got lab-grown human brain cells to play ‘Pong’ – Engadget
  • Dutch hospital ZGT achieves digital sovereignty with Nextcloud – Hacker News
  • Removing SMS support from Signal Android (soon) – Hacker News