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Demonstrators pray outside of the Buzz Westfall Justice Center where a grand jury is expected to begin looking at the circumstances surrounding the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 20, 2014 in Clayton, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Looks for a New Identity a Year Later

The QuikTrip that burned during the rioting has been torn down, and hundreds of volunteers recently fanned out to pick up trash and pull weeds around the city. But other businesses that were destroyed are still in shambles, and plywood boards still protect windows a year later.

08/05/2015

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DOJ Releases Scathing Report on St. Louis County Family Court

A department investigation being released this morning accuses the court of treating blacks more harshly than whites, denying youths their constitutional rights, and coercing confessions.

07/31/2015

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Tale of Two Cities – Report Shows Racial Divide in St. Louis

St. Louis gets good marks for stability and affordability, but low marks for racial disparity in the latest report from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.

07/29/2015

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Attorney Wants Former St. Louis County Officer’s Hearing Public

A hearing is scheduled for a former St. Louis County Police lieutenant fired over accusations he ordered officers to target African-Americans.

05/11/2015

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Study Investigates Alzheimer’s in African-Americans

Called the A4 study, researchers will investigate a drug that could prevent Alzheimer’s dementia in people at risk.

05/08/2015

Ella Jones (right) hugs her opponent Adrienne Hawkins, minutes before the polls close. They wished each other luck, and said no matter which one of them is elected, today's vote is a win.

History at Ferguson Council Meeting Tonight

When attorney Wesley Bell and retired entrepreneur Ella Jones take their oaths, they will increase the number of African-Americans on the Ferguson City Council to three.

04/21/2015

The Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department headquarters  as shown March 3, 2015 in Ferguson. Reports say the Justice Department has discovered patterns of discrimination within the police department for disproportionately ticketing and arresting African-Americans. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

St. Louis County Officials Prepare for DOJ’s Ferguson Report

St. Louis County officials say they are ready to step up and do what is needed as a result of the DOJ’s findings on the Ferguson police and court system.

03/04/2015

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Former Chief Fitch Sees Lose-Lose Scenario for Ferguson with DOJ Action

“It will either bankrupt them by having to fight it, or it will bankrupt them by having to comply with it,” says former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.

03/03/2015

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13:  Police Chief Thomas Jackson fields questions related to the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown during a press conference on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NYT: Justice Dept. Report on Ferguson Police Could be Released This Week

The U.S. Department of Justice is not expected to be kind to Ferguson police in it’s final report on the department.

03/02/2015

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Report: St. Louis is Sixth Most Segregated Region in U.S.

A new report on racial disparity in the St. Louis area shows not much has changed in the last 20 years. According to the report released this morning, St. Louis is the sixth most segregated city in the U.S.

09/24/2014

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