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November 21, 2018, 7am PST
Special suits give property owners an opportunity to fix up rundown properties before the city sells them.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 18, 2018, 1pm PST
First, a snow day delayed the opening of the Loop Trolley in St. Louis. Then, the trolley didn't runt the full route. Finally, the trolley line became a crime scene.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 17, 2018, 1pm PST
After years of neglecting its affordable housing policy, Kansas City is developing a new five-year vision on policy matters like a public-private trust fund and inclusionary zoning.
Next City
November 14, 2018, 12pm PST
It was not your basic fuel tax hike. Utah voters were told that raising the tax would help education by redirecting revenue from the General Fund to schools that currently goes to transportation. Yet voters also passed decidedly liberal initiatives.
Deseret News
November 13, 2018, 2pm PST
Similar to Missouri voters, who rejected a 10-cents per gallon tax hike placed on the ballot by the state legislature, Colorado voters rejected two competing initiatives to finance transportation improvements placed on the ballot by citizen groups.
Denver Business Journal
November 11, 2018, 11am PST
Missouri legislators approved a bill at the end of the legislative session to place a 10-cents per gallon gas tax increase on the ballot to fund road repair. It had the support of Gov. Mike Parson but was rejected by nearly 54 percent of voters.
FOX 4 News
September 28, 2018, 12pm PDT
Despite the disappointment of losing a stadium deal to the financial concerns of St. Louis voters, Major League Soccer is willing to give the city another look.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 28, 2018, 7am PDT
Californians will determine whether to repeal recent fuel tax and user fee increases; Missourians to vote on a 10-cent gas tax hike over 4 years; Coloradans whether to hike the sales tax, and the most interesting measure will be decided in Utah.
Governing
September 18, 2018, 10am PDT
A new report on eviction data from Kansas City reveals systematic factors related to the housing crisis.
How Housing Matters
September 2, 2018, 7am PDT
City officials have a new ambition for a corner of St. Louis once considered for an NFL stadium and an MLS stadium. Now the future site of an NHL practice facility, the surrounding area could become an entertainment district.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 28, 2018, 5am PDT
The Martin Luther King's daily trip load has been greatly lessened by the opening of the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge in 2014, but all the drivers currently using the bridge will have to find another way to go.
St. Louis Public Radio
August 13, 2018, 10am PDT
St. Louis politicians are embroiled in controversy over the city's use of tax abatements, which come at the expense of funding for the city's school district. A map is seen as part of the solution.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
Permeable crosswalks absorb water and snowmelt, while decreasing ice on the road.
KHSB NBC
July 23, 2018, 7am PDT
The recently revitalized and designated as a National Park St. Louis Gateway Arch National Park is described by park planner Clement Lau.
UrbDeZine
June 21, 2018, 11am PDT
Voters in a new Transportation Development District supported new taxes to help fund the extension of the Kansas City Streetcar. Despite a paltry turnout, the taxes passed by a wide margin.
The Kansas City Star
June 17, 2018, 7am PDT
The winner of a competition to design the Chouteau Greenway in St. Louis hopes landscape architecture can inspire a larger conversation about race and class.
Landscape Architecture Magazine
June 11, 2018, 7am PDT
California voters will likely decide on whether to repeal a 12-cents gas tax increase while Missouri voters will decide whether to increase the state's 17-cents per gallon gas tax, fourth lowest in the nation, by 10-cents per gallon over four years.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 8, 2018, 9am PDT
The 1960s had the space race, the 2010s has the smart cities race. Kansas City means to win this one.
Smart Cities Dive
June 7, 2018, 5am PDT
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Blair Kamin assesses the remodeled Gateway Arch in St. Louis, prior to its big public opening on July 3.
Chicago Tribune
June 1, 2018, 1pm PDT
The local developer is accused of inflating property values and defrauding a program meant to spur investment in distressed areas.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch