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St. Louis Is Growing More Diverse, Just Not in Majority-Black Areas

Rust Belt cities like St. Louis want to attract more immigrants, but few are integrating into African-American neighborhoods.

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Justice Reform in the U.S. Should Start With Probation

As the Justice Department probes the police crisis in Ferguson, leaders must also look at racial biases in the probation system.

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The Pentagon Gave the Ferguson Police Department Military-Grade Weapons

The department is part of a federal program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars of surplus military equipment to civilian police forces across the U.S. 

St. Louis Mercantile Library

How Michael Brown's Death Carries Echoes of St. Louis' Racially Charged Past

The shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old by police on Saturday is part of a long history of violence toward African Americans in the Midwestern city.

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Why Detroit's Collapse Was So Much Worse Than Other Hard-Hit Cities

Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.

A Year of Automotive Mayhem for St. Louis's Red-Light Runners

The city's inability to stop on red is shown in this wince-worthy highlight reel of 2013 crashes.

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Will the U.S. Ever Get High-Speed Rail Anywhere?

California is on its way, and the Midwest, the Northeast Corridor, and Texas all have plans of their own.

What's Better Than Turning an Urban Highway Into a Park?

St. Louis will cover the highway that divides downtown from the waterfront. But some wish they'd removed the interstate altogether.

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The Uneven Geography of America's Fast Food Jobs

Workers in seven metro areas are striking, but their wages are even worse elsewhere.

Mark Regester

Meet the Photographer Who Tenderly Chronicles St. Louis's Scars

"St. Louis is sort of an underdog. We're scrappy. We're gritty. This city has been through a lot of shit."

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In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

Timothy Hursley

The Simple Philosophy Behind St. Louis's Spectacular Central Library Renovation

In short: The books should be more prominent than ever.

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Why Are There So Many Bosnians in St. Louis?

A mix of international politics and extended networks explain why some cities become hotbeds for refugees.

7 Uses for Failing Shopping Malls

Ideas (some good, some not) for what to do with these hulking, empty retail spaces.

2012's Most Important Preservation Battles

The gas stations, theaters and monuments saved this year.

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The Sad and Telling Reaction of School Districts Everywhere to Sandy Hook

Monday brings an awkward mix of grief and preparation.

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Why St. Louis May Not Be Able to Stem its Asthma Epidemic

The city has one of the highest rates in the country, and efforts to cut smokers out just aren't working.

St. Louis Loses a Historic Bridge, Gains Awesome Demolition Footage

Part of the nation's first interstate highway project is no more, having been spectacularly dropped into the Missouri River on Tuesday.

MPI's Zara Matheson

The Leading U.S. Cities for LGBT Equality

They are mostly found on the coasts, according to a new study.