Missouri Governor Signs Bill Into Law Criminalizing Homelessness | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

Missouri Governor Signs Bill Into Law Criminalizing Homelessness | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge RYAN KRULL New homelessness law makes it a Class C misdemeanor to illegally camp on state-owned land. Governor Mike Parson has signed a bill into law that will make it a felony to sleep on state-owned land. The bill has drawn wide criticism from unhoused advocates for the way it seemingly criminalizes … Read more

Review: Maize & Wheat Brings Revelatory Colombian Cuisine to St. Louis County | Restaurant Reviews | St. Louis

Review: Maize & Wheat Brings Revelatory Colombian Cuisine to St. Louis County | Restaurant Reviews | St. Louis

click to enlarge Mabel Suen Maize & Wheat’s (clockwise from top left) bandeja paisa, coconut lemonade, empanadas, mango juice, sancocho, arepas, stuffed potato and guava juice. Claudia Marcella Niswonger knew her arepas would be a hit, even if some had wondered why she was preparing so many for her first-ever Hispanic festival in 2015. As … Read more

The Best Things To Do In St. Louis This Week, June 30 to July 5 | Arts Stories & Interviews | St. Louis

The Best Things To Do In St. Louis This Week, June 30 to July 5 | Arts Stories & Interviews | St. Louis

click to enlarge Kavahn Mansouri Take a stroll through the historic Bellefontaine Cemetery this week. We’ll be real with you: This week is totally dominated by Fourth of July festivities. But, we’re also trying to give you some options in case you don’t really feel like celebrating. That’s fine. There are a couple of events … Read more

St. Louis County Proposes Fund for Childcare, Abortion Travel | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

St. Louis County Proposes Fund for Childcare, Abortion Travel | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge Reuben Hemmer Missouri’s abortion ban is “major public health crisis,” according to County Executive Sam Page. A new proposal would allow St. Louis County to use $1 million in American Rescue Plan Funds to help boost abortion access. On Wednesday, County Executive Sam Page voiced his support for a proposal led by … Read more

Trash Overflows from St. Louis Dumpsters, and People Are Pissed | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

Trash Overflows from St. Louis Dumpsters, and People Are Pissed | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge BENJAMIN SIMON Mattresses are piled up in this Princeton Heights alley. St. Louis has a lot of trash and it stinks. Dumpsters are overflowing. Broken furniture, trash bags, and mattresses are flooding alleys. And residents are fuming about it. “This is the worst I’ve seen the trash service ever in all the … Read more