A federal court’s decision to shut down the Spire STL Pipeline is another pyrrhic victory of extremist activism over common sense, and a blow to America’s reputation as a nation where the rule of law and predictable regulations reign supreme. 

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An open letter to St. Louis County Council Chair Rita Heard Days; St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green; St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones; St. Louis County Executive Sam Page; and St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed.

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The American’s story of Mantra Lotus (“Mantra Lotus on finding the blessings of COVID,” November 11) finding a positive way forward after her losses was inspiring. Another blessing of sorts that has come from COVID-19 is a feeling of empathy for others around the world suffering from infecti…

As a voter in the First Congressional District, I was glad to read Rep. Cori Bush's column promoting President Biden's Build Back Better proposal in the November 11 edition of The St. Louis American.  Congresswoman Bush is so right! St. Louis area residents would benefit from this historic i…

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Many schools and school districts in the St. Louis area, including the Catholic school I work at have extended Thanksgiving break to include the entire week. The last 20 months have been incredibly challenging.

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For most of my life I have heard this cautionary tale for black men choosing to overstay their welcome in St. Louis: If you don't leave here soon after high school you will wind up being shot. Sadly, this has become a more truthful and sinister prognosis for young male residents perishing at…

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A few weeks ago, the world watched one of the saddest episodes in modern history. Men, women, and even children were seen desperately clinging to the sides, top, and even the bottom of moving airplanes as they were trying to lift off the runway. Undoubtedly this was one of the most visually …

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Although the decision to wear a mask has become a political football, common sense and personal protection should dictate the obvious. People who wear masks are better protected and protect others better than those who do not wear a mask. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and …

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As a former North County resident, I still keep up with the goings on in St. Louis and the state of Missouri. While I am not surprised by the backward thinking of outstate politicians and voters that support them, I am literally shocked by the conduct of St. Louis County Council members Rita…

I'm a constituent of Shalonda Webb in the 4th district and wrote a scathing letter to her last night and haven't gotten a response as of yet from her office about herself and Rita Days putting the lives of the Black constituents in their districts in jeopardy by going along with the three Re…

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What a magnificent presentation last week (the St. Louis American Foundation’s 21st annual Salute to Excellence in Health Care).  I was able to have several of my family and friends tune in from around the country.  I received my photos, my watch, my award and a wonderful dinner with a bottl…

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Regarding Councilwoman Rita Heard Days recent vote on rescinding the county mask mandate. This sends the wrong message to her constituents who comprise a vast majority of unvaccinated St. Louis County residents. We all know that wearing masks and keeping socially distant helps to keep down t…