By JW | Fri, 01/28/2022 - 00:07

Events 📆

  • Register for FOX 2’s 2022 ‘Fish Fry Finder’ - FOX 2
  • A 2022 Valentine's Day guide to St. Louis restaurants for all budgets - St. Louis Magazine
  • Missouri Historical Society reopening 3 locations after closing due to COVID surge - KSDK

BuySTL 👜

  • 4 Hands Brewing Co. is opening a second taproom in Kirkwood, featuring a full menu from Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. -
  • Schnucks Announces New Partnership With St. Louis-Based Sister Sister Kitchen -

Restaurants 🍲

  • Saucy Porka now open in the Central West End - St. Louis Magazine
  • Pizza Champ opens Jan. 26, serving pizza, wings and salads to-go in Maplewood -
  • Gioia's Deli featured on list of 15 best Italian subs in US - KSDK
  • Restaurants open late in STL? - r/StLouis
  • G&W Bavarian Style Sausage Co. on Instagram: “G&W retail and wholesale operations are back open effective immediately!!!! ; - r/StLouis
  • St. Paul sandwiches - r/StLouis
  • Jack in the Box Blesses St. Louis With the Return of "TwoTacos for 99 Cents" Deal - RFT
  • Jack in the Box brings back 'Taco Two's-Day' deal for 99 cents - FOX 2
  • Arby's to 'beef up' look and feel of 32 St. Louis area restaurants - FOX 2

Neighborhoods 🏡


  • This dad converted a Power Wheels into a DIY fire truck toy, complete with a siren and lights - Arduino Blog

Sustainability ♻️

  • Zoo hopes you'll say #ByeToBags and keep plastic waste from reaching the oceans - FOX 2
  • This Supreme Court Case Could Destroy Water Protections - Gizmodo
  • Your Gas Stove Is Leaking Methane Even When It’s Off - Gizmodo
  • Your gas stove is warming the climate — even when it’s turned off - Grist
  • California’s plan to slash solar subsidies seems backwards. It’s not. - Grist
  • How a $60 million bribery scandal helped Ohio pass the ‘worst energy policy in the country’ - Grist
  • Democratic lawmakers press crypto mining companies over energy consumption concerns - Engadget

Nature 🦝

  • "In wildlife disease surveillance, we’re always chasing a crisis." Bird flu is back in the US. - The Morning News

STL99 😱

  • KMOX program director now operating six stations -
  • LA Times Writer Further Trashes STL, Describes One Fond Memory Here - Riverfront Times

STL100 💯

  • Craft Alliance is getting a new print and paper arts studio - St. Louis Magazine
  • With few details, A-B says 'Flying Eagle' sign will be fixed -

99MO 😱

100MO 💯

Crime 🗯

  • North St. Louis County nonprofit aims to open grocery store in food desert - KSDK
  • Multiple cars stolen in Kirkwood last week, many were left running and unlocked while warming up - KSDK
  • Police looking for man suspected of 2 bank robberies in St. Louis last week - KSDK

Police 🚓

  • Two St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officers Shot -
  • 'This is a rough time': Police officers react to violence on the job - KSDK
  • 2 men arrested in connection with shooting of St. Louis police officers charged - KSDK
  • Victim kidnapped, robbery suspect killed in homicide that led to shooting of St. Louis officers - KSDK
  • 2 St. Louis police officers shot in north St. Louis County, 1 in critical condition - KSDK
  • 2 SLMPD Officers shot - r/StLouis
  • Two Suspects Charged After Police Shooting in Ferguson - RFT
  • 2 officers hospitalized, suspect dead after shooting in Ferguson - FOX 2
  • Pair charged in chase after two St. Louis officers shot in Ferguson -
  • One St. Louis police officer critically injured, second hurt after shooting in Ferguson -
  • Alabama Town Has 1,253 People, Nine Cops, And Generates $600,000 A Year From Traffic Stops - Techdirt.
  • Missouri Highway Patrol "accidentally" sends out APB on the Joker - Boing Boing
  • Pluralistic: 27 Jan 2022 - Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow
  • An Election Police Force Is an Absolutely Terrible Idea - VICE US

DotGov 🏛

  • North Korean Internet Downed by Suspected Cyberattacks: Researchers - ACM
  • Slush ejected from snowplow damages at least 40 vehicles, injures 12 in Ohio - Boing Boing

CityGov 🏛

  • City Hall pushes for clear guidelines for incentives to ‘keep development moving’ in St. Louis -
  • Audit dings St. Louis tow lot, other street department operations -
  • State auditor's office finds errors in St. Louis city towing division records - KSDK
  • Accounting errors found in state audit of St. Louis tow lot - FOX 2

LocalGov 🏛

  • Executive director of Metro Transit leaves the agency -
  • Decisions Applicable To Bus Rapid Transit And Local Bus Service - UrbanReview | ST LOUIS
  • Feds OK 1-month extension on submitting Loop Trolley revival plan, Mayor Jones says -
  • St. Louis leaders get extension on Loop Trolley plan, mayor says - KSDK
  • Fenton is losing millions on its rec center. Now the YMCA might take over. -
  • O'Fallon councilwoman facing impeachment calls case waste of taxpayers' money - FOX 2

MoGov 🏛

  • State may seek upgrade of St. Louis metro area’s air quality rating -
  • AG sues county and local schools over mask mandates; record hospitalizations and more pandemic events -
  • As Missouri tries to raise state worker pay, some cross the river to Illinois for higher salaries -
  • Missouri redistricting plan speeds toward Senate debate as GOP split on map - KSDK
  • Missouri AG's mask mandate suits draw some strong rebukes across the state - KSDK
  • Witness describes moments before 2 officers shot in Ferguson - FOX 2
  • Congressional map derails business in the Missouri Senate - FOX 2
  • Missouri lawmakers again look to ban bans on specific dog breeds -
  • Ashcroft sued by group pushing for ranked choice voting in Missouri -
  • State sues former St. Louis mayoral candidate for failing to file fundraising reports -
  • Missouri lawmakers advance program to keep incarcerated mothers with infant children -
  • Missouri congressional map makes it to Senate floor, runs into wall of resistance -
  • Counties ask Missouri Supreme Court to strike down law restricting local CAFO rules - Missouri Independent
  • Capitol Perspectives: The profound change in Missouri’s legislature - Missouri Independent
  • Missouri Republican lawmakers, businesses divided over vaccine rules -
  • Missouri lawmakers want recall procedures for school board members -
  • Divided GOP state senators negotiate behind closed doors on Missouri redistricting - KSDK

FedGov 🏛

  • Breyer announces retirement from Supreme Court - Kevin Drum
  • Biden affirms vow to nominate first Black woman to Supreme Court - FOX 2
  • Biden vows to nominate first Black woman to Supreme Court by end of February - Missouri Independent
  • There is no such thing as the “best qualified” Supreme Court nominee - Kevin Drum
  • FBI shares images of military-grade explosives recently turned in - FOX 2
  • The IRS Needs to Stop Using's Face Recognition, Privacy Experts Warn - Gizmodo
  • White House tells agencies to adopt the 'Zero Trust' security model - Engadget

Covid Info 🦠

  • 'Really encouraging': St. Louis task force says COVID conditions improving, but hospitals still stretched thin - KSDK
  • Where can I find N95 or KN95 masks in city? - r/StLouis
  • Omicron wane continues in St. Louis hospitals - FOX 2
  • Hospitalizations in St. Louis region lowest in three weeks - FOX 2
  • What Will Pandemic Life Be Like in a Month? -


  • A mysterious Tennessee time bomb damages schoolkids in 6th grade - Kevin Drum

Jobs 📄

  • Nestle 'reorganization' to impact 138 jobs at its downtown IT office - St. Louis Business Journal
  • Spectrum Hiring 70 Customer Service Representatives At St. Louis Event -
  • The Saint Louis Zoo is holding two job fairs starting this weekend - FOX 2

History 🦕

Captain's Blog 🏴‍☠️

  • Alert: Let's Encrypt to revoke about 2 million HTTPS certificates in two days - The Register
  • Old radio broadcast equipment - Boing Boing
  • Facebook's Cryptocurrency Venture to Wind Down, Sell Assets - ACM
  • Safari Flaws Exposed Webcams, Online Accounts, More - ACM
  • Apple Could Turn iPhones into Payment Terminals—RIP Square - Gizmodo
  • Apple pays $100,500 bug bounty for webcam hack - The Loop
  • Perseverance Rover Has Shaken Out the Pebbles Stuck in Its Sampling System - Gizmodo
  • A Mysterious Radio Signal From Space Is Repeating Every 18 Minutes and 18 Seconds - VICE US
  • A SpaceX Rocket Is Going to Slam Into the Moon - Gizmodo
  • Something 4,000 light years away emitted strange radio bursts. This is where we talk to scientists for actual info - The Register
  • Google May Have a Cheap Pixel 6 Coming This Spring - Gizmodo
  • Modernization - The Daily WTF
  • WordPress 5.9 launches with full site editing - Search Engine Land
  • Meta's 'free' internet is costing people money in developing countries - Engadget
  • Watchdog clears 90 per cent of US commercial aircraft to land in low visibility at nation's 5G C-band airports - The Register
  • China’s Private Cities - Marginal REVOLUTION
  • Strange Milky Way object sends radio bursts a minute at a time - Engadget
  • Reddit tests NFT user profile pictures, just like Twitter - Engadget
  • Apple rolls out iOS 15.3 and macOS 12.2 to fix a major Safari exploit - Engadget
  • Squarespace is getting into video subscriptions - Engadget
  • Twitter reports record number of takedown requests from governments - Engadget
  • This NFT on OpenSea Will Steal Your IP Address - VICE US
  • People Are Still Getting Pwned a Week After a Crypto Hack Was ‘Contained’ - VICE US