Monday, May 24, 2010

St. Louis News from the the Net - May 24

In an effort to get people more familiar with the St. Louis blogosphere, here are a few stories from today that I thought were interesting. Please feel free to add you own in the comments.

Good Government:
Gloria at Occasional Planet interviews Mount Holyoke Professor Douglas Amy, who explains why Government is Good.
Hotflash at Show Me Progress describes the massively underfunded public defender system in Missouri.

Eric Vieth at Dangerous Intersection discusses the idea of collective intelligence.

St. Louis Pride/Urban Planning:
St. Louis/Elsewhere discusses how St. Louis can do a better job replicating Austin's amazing South by Southwest festival by combining multiple events.
At Urban Review STL, Steve Patterson discusses the US Bank parking garage eyesore.
From yesterday, Tim O'Neil at the Post-Dispatch has a story about the Hodiamont Line streetcar line that closed after 107 years of service.
Tim Logan at the Post-Dispatch continued his series on "Can St. Louis Compete" with a discussion of risk-aversion in small-businesses.
Mr. Logan also had a blog post about the HUD secretary keeping an eye on the Northside Project.
Chris at St. Louis Patina weighs in with his documentation of the demolition of the St. Louis Centre Sky Bridge.
Rick at STL Rising suggests that we should also demolish the Interstate 70 overpass in order to better connect the downtown to the river and archgrounds.
Speaking of the archgrounds, Courtney at NextStop STL describes how a new pedestrian walkway will make it easier to get to the arch.

Environment/Animal Welfare:
On the Daily RFT, Chad Garrison reports on a new bill that (finally) places some restrictions on the owners of exotic pets in Missouri.
The KWMU site has a story about St. Louis hosting an international group of biotech companies.
Adam at Searching for Sustainability has his second post on the theme The Gulf Spill and a Climate Bill.
Eric at Dangerous Intersections questions why we are trusting BP to clean up the oil spill.
The Post-Dispatch Political Fix reports on Senator Durbin of Illinois returning from viewing the disaster.
Charles Jaco interviews Jim Ryan about the spill.
And Jo Mannies at the Beacon reports that Governor Nixon is sending Missouri National Guard helicopters to help with the oil cleanup effort.

The Vital Voice Reports: Military Leaders Tell Congress Time Has Come To Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

And, if you'd like headlines about politics in the State of Missouri like this, you should check out the new service being offered by FiredUp Missouri.

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