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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.

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The Leading U.S. Cities for LGBT Equality

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

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'Drivelapse' of the Day: Route 66 in 3 Minutes

Brian DeFrees captures the big and small spots along the highway.

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How the GOP Lost Cities: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

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Packing Up: Where People Are Moving In and Out

Large, expensive U.S. metros were more likely to lose residents this summer.