Forty years ago, a group of 125 young musicians put on their best clothes, tuned their instruments, and took the stage at Powell Hall. No one knew at that time how many performances the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra would put on. But one of the top ensembles in the country is still going strong.
Missouri has an available casino license, and three companies trekked to Jefferson City in late October to try and convince the state's Gaming Commission that they should have it. The license became available earlier this year when the President Casino in St. Louis shut its doors.
If passed, Proposition A would force St. Louis and Kansas City to ask voters every five years whether or not to keep the earnings tax, and it would prevent any other Missouri city from putting the tax in place.
The Democratic and Republican nominees for the seat held by retiring Missouri Senator Kit Bond held their last face-to-face event before next month's general election. Listen to the entire debate here.
This summer the State Public Defender's Office began turning away new cases in several court districts and put several more on notice. And Missouri's state auditor announced recently that she will review the public defender system.
Proposition C asks whether there should be a state law giving Missouri citizens the right to refuse a mandate to buy health insurance. In 2014, anyone without health insurance may face federal penalties.
There's a renaissance afoot on 14th Street in Old North St. Louis. After $35 million and four years of work, dozens of historic buildings have a new life and the road is re-opening to cars. Today community leaders will cut the ribbon on the newly-named Crown Square.