By JW | Mon, 08/29/2022 - 03:07

STL: Monday, August 29, 2022

Events 📆

  • Paint Louis Commemorates 25 Years – RFT
  • Pop-up fundraiser to help save Sk8 Liborius Skatepark – FOX 2
  • Festival of Nations returns to Tower Grove Park – KSDK
  • Festival of Nations returns to Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, draws big crowd –

BuySTL 👜

  • St. Louis-based cannabidiol retailer CBD Kratom grows local footprint – KSDK
  • Boeing puts $5M into new AMICSTL manufacturing facility – KSDK
  • Boeing to partner with Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center of St. Louis – FOX 2
  • Viking cruise ship postpones sail in St. Louis – FOX 2
  • Amazon warehouse where 6 died in tornado is being rebuilt without storm shelter, city says – r/StLouis

Restaurants 🍲

  • Sammy Hagar Fuels Up on Zia’s – RFT
  • Little Fox: A Feast in the City – Good Food St. Louis
  • Snō is now open in Tower Grove South, featuring modern Asian dim sum, sustainable seafood, lava stone steaks and more –
  • Platypus is building a better bar in The Grove –
  • Highest-rated brunch restaurants in St. Louis, according to Tripadvisor – FOX 2
  • Longtime staple of The Hill closes – KSDK
  • Pizza restaurant closes Kirkwood location – KSDK
  • Shady Jack’s Saloon closes near downtown St. Louis | – r/StLouis
  • Shady Jack’s Saloon closes in St. Louis – KSDK

STLfood ⚜️

Neighborhoods 🏡

STL100 💯

  • ‘It’s a thrilling time’: Missouri Botanical Garden opens new visitor center – KSDK
  • Grand opening for visitors center at Mo. Botanical Garden – FOX 2
  • Forest Park’s Steinberg Rink and Pavilion Getting a Redesign – RFT
  • Pinky the boxer lasts 30 days alone in St. Louis County. Then, a sighting. –
  • a friend took this great photo, Sunset at the stadium earlier, – r/StLouis

STL99 😱

  • Theory: People with expired plates just want an excuse to not hang out – r/StLouis

99MO 😱

  • Missouri school district reinstates corporal punishment –
  • Missouri school district reinstates corporal punishment – The Big 550 KTRS

WWW99 🕸

  • Atlassian Ships Urgent Patch for Critical Bitbucket Vulnerability – SecurityWeek
  • A Massive Hacking Campaign Stole 10,000 Login Credentials From 130 Different Organizations – Gizmodo
  • In true Trump fashion, Truth Social is not paying its bills – Boing Boing

Pox Populi™ 🦠

Police 🚓

  • St. Louis County police lieutenant charged with double-dipping – KSDK
  • St. Louis Co. lieutenant accused of double-dipping – FOX 2
  • Business group applauds proposal that would increase St. Louis city police pay – KSDK
  • Racist Torrance cops texted about killing black children, used slurs to mock black man they killed and his family – Boing Boing
  • LAPD Adopts Some (Weak) Surveillance Tech Reforms That Will Finally Allow Public Input – Techdirt

CityGov 🏛

  • Former BOA President Lewis Reed Admits to Bribery Charges – RFT
  • Former St. Louis aldermen Reed, Boyd plead guilty to federal bribery charges – KSDK
  • Candidate forum held for Board of Alderman President in St. Louis – FOX 2
  • Reed, Boyd plead guilty to federal bribery charges – FOX 2
  • Two more ex-St. Louis aldermen plead guilty in federal bribery case –
  • Former St. Louis Alderman Jeffrey Boyd Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges – RFT

LocalGov 🏛

  • FAQs Regarding An Animal Services Contract Between The APA & St. Louis County – APA Adoption Center
  • St. Louis County Executive candidate could be bowing out – FOX 2
  • Republican St. Louis County Executive candidate expected to drop out of race – FOX 2
  • GOP candidate Katherine Pinner drops out of St. Louis County executive race – KSDK
  • Katherine Pinner to drop out of St. Louis County executive race –

MoGov 🏛

  • Missouri governor calls tax cut plan a defense against ‘pet project’ spending by lawmakers – Missouri Independent
  • Missouri to ban sexual images in school library books – FOX 2
  • Missouri Medicaid wait list averages 90 days. The state has a month to cut it in half – FOX 2
  • EXPLAINER: Five new Missouri laws to know that take effect Sunday – FOX 2

FedGov 🏛

  • Huge News: Biden Administration Announces All Publicly Funded Research Should Be Available For Free To The Public – Techdirt
  • White House requires immediate public access to all U.S.-funded research papers by 2025 – Science Magazine
  • FBI: Trump mixed top secret docs with magazines, other items – FOX 2
  • Read the [Redacted] Affidavit Justifying the FBI’s Search of Mar-a-Lago – Gizmodo
  • Meet The White House’s new social media star – Boing Boing
  • U.S. Department of Justice in ‘Early Stages’ of Drafting Possible Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple – MacRumors

History 🦕

  • Last natural mineral spa in Illinois to be auctioned off – FOX 2
  • You’re fired. The day the Zoo gave pink slips to a couple unruly chimps –

Sustainability ♻️

  • Raw data: Retail profits in a post-pandemic world – Kevin Drum
  • Ford will open Mustang Mach-E orders for the 2023 model year next week – Engadget
  • Mercedes-Benz starts production of its first electric SUV in the US – Engadget
  • Wind energy production in Europe. by nerdy.maps – Maps on the Web

Infrastructure 🚽

  • The Merchants Bridge is undergoing reconstruction – FOX 2
  • Final truss going up on new Merchants Bridge – KSDK
  • Installation of Final Truss Marks One of the Last Major Milestones for Merchants Bridge Reconstruction Project – St. Louis Regional Freightway
  • Silt Blocks Gates, Closes Costello Lock On Kaskaskia River – The Waterways Journal
  • St. Louis schools combat teacher shortage with bonuses, pay raises – KSDK
  • Bus service cuts due to lack of drivers affecting riders in St. Louis area – FOX 2
  • New study says American students are improving. Are they? – Kevin Drum
  • Merchants in San Francisco neighborhood threaten to stop paying taxes and fees if homelessness is not addressed – Boing Boing

Ecology 🦤

  • Clean Air Partnership and CMT Release 2022 Air Quality Forecasting and "Don’t Pollute. Switch Up Your Commute." – RiverBender
  • How volunteers are helping Missouri test lakes for toxic algae –
  • Freshwater Jellyfish: Perseus vs. Medusa – The Healthy Planet
  • Illinois planning to plug hundreds of abandoned oil, gas wells – FOX 2
  • Russian Energy Plant Is Reportedly Burning Away $10 Million of Natural Gas Daily – Gizmodo
  • AI-enabled fish gate filters invasive salmon out of Norwegian waterways – New Atlas

Twitter 🐦

  • Twitter, Meta Remove Accounts Linked to US Influence Operations: Report – SecurityWeek
  • Court grants Elon Musk access to a small but important set of Twitter data – Engadget
  • Delaware Chancery Court Keeps Pushing Back On Elon Musk’s Legal Arguments As He (Mostly) Loses His Discovery Battles – Techdirt

Space 🚀

  • A deeper look at the Artemis 1 rocket – Boing Boing
  • NASA: ‘We Are Go for Launch’ of SLS Megarocket – Gizmodo
  • James Webb Space Telescope finds first evidence of CO2 in exoplanet atmosphere – The Register
  • James Webb Space Telescope detects carbon dioxide in a distant planet’s atmosphere – Engadget
  • T-Mobile US and SpaceX hope to deliver phone service from space – The Register
  • SpaceX teams up with T-Mobile to fill cellular dead spots with Starlink – New Atlas


Captain’s Blog 🏴‍☠️

  • Filtering my RSS reading – And now it’s all this
  • Fowl play: "gang" of turkeys leave man with broken hips and multiple lacerations – Boing Boing
  • DuckDuckGo opens its privacy-focused email service to everyone – BleepingComputer
  • Bürstner creates the first electric camper van atop a Ford E-Transit – New Atlas
  • Hymer reinvents RV life by bringing disruptive Vision camper to market – New Atlas
  • New Orleans’ Historic Perseverance Hall collapsed this week after heavy rains – Boing Boing
  • E. Bryant Crutchfield, inventor of the Trapper Keeper, RIP – Boing Boing
  • "He found the name during a martini-fueled lunch." The inventor of the the Trapper Keeper, E. Bryant Crutchfield, dies at 85. – The Morning News
  • Paul Newman’s daughters suing "Newman’s Own", saying it doesn’t give enough to charity – Boing Boing
  • Soccer clubs from MLS to the third levels of US soccer pyramid…. – Maps on the Web
  • Super Mario style map of the US. by u/TheGeographyPin – Maps on the Web
  • U.S States with the highest homicide rates – Maps on the Web
  • Moderna Is Suing Pfizer Over the mRNA Covid-19 Vaccines – Gizmodo