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More than 700 applicants turned out for a Ferguson 1000 hiring event on July 18, 2015 at the Ferguson Community Center. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Funding for Ferguson: Are Donations Hitting the Mark?

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.

08/07/2015

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Proposed Initiative Petitions Would Up Missouri Minimum Wage

Three initiative petitions to increase Missouri’s minimum wage have been approved for circulation.

06/03/2015

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Department of Health Prompts Prevention Initiative

Preventing illnesses before they begin is the goal of the new St. Louis County Director of Public Health.

05/26/2015

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STL-Based Tech Training Program Leads to Multi-Million Dollar Federal Effort

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.

03/10/2015

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Holder Announces a Study of Racial Bias in Police Departments

Attorney General Eric Holder today announced a Justice Department initiative to study racial bias in the police departments of five cities.

09/18/2014

9/13/12-Mayors from cities all up and down the Mississippi River are meeting in St. Louis this week as part of a newly-formed group to "spearhead a new level of regional cooperation to make it more sustainable". (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Going With The Flow: Mayors Compare Notes On Mississippi River

Want more attention from Congress on addressing needs of the river.

09/13/2012

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