When it comes to grants and donations being channeled into Ferguson and surrounding communities, a large portion is going toward the one thing young people say they want the most. “Every single one of them said we need jobs,” says Michael McMillan, president and COO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Three initiative petitions to increase Missouri’s minimum wage have been approved for circulation.
Preventing illnesses before they begin is the goal of the new St. Louis County Director of Public Health.
The $100 million federal TechHire initiative hopes to train more people for jobs in the technology field. TechHire is modeled in part on LaunchCode, a program that began in St. Louis.
Attorney General Eric Holder today announced a Justice Department initiative to study racial bias in the police departments of five cities.
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