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Reporter's Lawsuit, Filed Against City Of St. Louis In Wake Of Stockley Protests, Will Proceed

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled on the City of St. Louis’ motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter. The decision went mostly in the reporter’s favor and allows the lawsuit to proceed.

Now based in Washington state, journalist Mike Faulk filed the suit following a September 2017 protest related to the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley. Faulk was reporting on the protest when he alleges police officers unlawfully assaulted and arrested him.

On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jeremy D. Goodwin went behind the headlines to talk with Faulk about where things stand.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/reporter-s-lawsuit-filed-against-city-st-louis-wake-stockley-protests-will-proceed

On Chess: Favorites Steady Their Ships To Win U.S. Junior, Girls' Junior And Senior Championships

Being the tournament favorite is never easy. You have a target on your back, and every other participant is gunning for you. There are times that the top seed simply dominates the field without any hiccups, but it is by far the exception rather than the rule.

This certainly held true at the U.S. Junior, U.S. Girls’ Junior, and U.S. Senior Championships held at the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center that ended on July 20. Grandmaster Awonder Liang won the U.S. Junior Championship, his third in a row, in a tense playoff over GM Nicolas Checa.

FIDE Master Carissa Yip also defended her U.S. Girls’ Championship crown by fending off a strong challenge from women’s international master Rochelle Wu. GM Alex Shabalov, a four-time U.S. champion, distanced himself from the all-GM field in the last couple of rounds. All the winners certainly proved their mettle, but each had their own path to the title.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chess-favorites-steady-their-ships-win-us-junior-girls-junior-and-senior-championships

For Pregnant Moms With Addiction, Wash U Clinic Offers Drug Treatment and Prenatal Care

She started using drugs at 16. After moving around the country and trying to quit several times, she came back to St. Louis four years later, hoping for a fresh start.

After a few months, B. started using again. She has borderline personality disorder, a mental illness that makes it difficult to regulate emotions. She used drugs, mostly illegal opioids, to deal with the mental pain.

Last winter, she had a chest cold and went to an urgent care center to get a steroid shot. After an exam, a nurse called her over and explained she couldn’t get the medicine, because it might harm her baby. Soon, she would need help with prenatal care and overcoming her addiction, the kind of treatment a Washington University clinic provides.

“I just didn’t really know if it was true,” B. recalled of the nurse’s message. “It was really scary.”

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pregnant-moms-addiction-wash-u-clinic-offers-drug-treatment-and-prenatal-care

SNAP Benefits Expand To More Metro East Farmers Markets

The Old Town Farmers Market draws people seeking fresh, local produce to Belleville’s downtown every Saturday morning.

Food stands line a block of South Charles Street offering fresh meats, eggs, vegetables and fruits, and a steady stream of patrons checks out the options six months of the year.

Now the popular farmers market hopes to attract a new set of customers: SNAP users.

“We’ve always wanted to offer it because we want to offer healthy choices to everybody, not just the people who can afford it or think they can afford it,” said Alicia Slocomb, Belleville Main Street Committee manager.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/snap-benefits-expand-more-metro-east-farmers-markets

How Jeffrey Epstein Used the Billionaire Behind Victoria's Secret for Wealth and Women

In May 1997, Alicia Arden, a model in California, was introduced to a man who identified himself as a talent scout for Victoria’s Secret. He invited her to his Santa Monica hotel room to audition for the brand’s catalog. When she arrived, Ms. Arden said, the man grabbed her, tried to undress her and said he wanted to “manhandle” her. Ms. Arden, then 27, fled in tears.

It was the type of crisis that should not have come as a complete surprise to leaders at L Brands, the parent company of Victoria’s Secret.

In the mid-1990s, two senior executives had discovered that the same man, a close adviser to the company’s chief executive, Leslie H. Wexner, was trying to pitch himself as a recruiter for Victoria’s Secret models. Mr. Wexner was alerted, according to the two executives.

It is unclear what if any action Mr. Wexner took in response. But the man — Jeffrey E. Epstein, a New York financier — had developed an unusually strong hold on Mr. Wexner, one of the country’s most influential corporate titans.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/business/jeffrey-epstein-wexner-victorias-secret.html

Full interview: Andrew Yang meets with the Register's editorial board

Full interview: Andrew Yang meets with the Register's editorial board

Armed Men Steal Whiskey, Potato Chips From Pedestrians in St. Louis

St. Louis police are investigating two separate overnight armed robberies in which suspects made off with nothing more than a bag of potato chips and a bottle of whiskey.

According to police reports, the first incident happened around 12:15 a.m. near the intersection of Oakland and Taylor. The 43-year-old victim tells police that he was walking in the area when he was approached by two suspects who pulled a gun and demanded he empty his pockets.

When the victim pulled his pockets out, revealing only loose change and some cigarettes, the apparently hungry suspects allegedly took the bag of potato chips the man was holding before fleeing the scene.

https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2019/07/24/armed-men-steal-whiskey-potato-chips-from-pedestrians-in-st-louis?utm_source=widget&utm_medium=articleblog&utm_campaign=rightrail&utm_content=TabbedPopularity

Ann Wagner Is the Latest Example of a Republican Party That's Lost Its Soul

Ann Wagner certainly knows how to put Donald Trump in his place.

You may have heard that the president last week stirred a bit of a hornet's nest by tweeting that four of Wagner's fellow female congresswomen — her colleagues and sisters — should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." It prompted "Send Her Back!" chants at a Trump rally, which a smirking president allowed to rain down from his supporters for 13 seconds.

Well, you don't want to be messing with Fighting Ann's girls like that. Why, she was apoplectic. Let me give you a sampling of the bold words and headlines that Wagner (R-Ballwin) aimed directly, by name, at Donald J. Trump.

"The vernacular, especially toward women, I found to be very demeaning and Neanderthal to be perfectly honest," Wagner told an audience of 100 women in response to Trump's slurs. "People are sick of the politically correct thing, but you can go too far, and I don't believe we should be kicking every sector of people around, women and those who are immigrants."

https://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/ann-wagner-is-the-latest-example-of-a-republican-party-thats-lost-its-soul/Content?oid=31980322&utm_source=featurefollow&utm_medium=home&utm_campaign=hpfeatures&utm_content=HomeTopFeature

It's a bit of a long piece, but comes down to the Title of the article and the Thread.

Andrew Yang speaks at the AARP/Des Moines Register forums

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