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US President Barack Obama(L) and Attorney General Eric Holder speak on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Strong DOJ Response To Ferguson Seeks Truth, Calm

The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Observers say the goal is to ensure that the truth about the killing is revealed, to ease racial tensions, and to reassure people that the investigation will be fair.

08/18/2014

aurora

St. Louis SWAT Teams Step Up “Active Shooter Response” Training

Every second counts when a gunman is still on-scene.

07/30/2012

Critical response efforts in the wake of May's devastating tornado in Joplin were funded in part by UASI funds from the Department of Homeland Security, funds that are being cut this year.

Homeland Security Cuts Will Hurt Local Emergency Response

St. Louis looking at possible 40% reduction for 2012.

01/05/2012

6/6/11-St. Louis city health director Pam Walker (center in red blazer) held a special, all-staff meeting Monday morning to discuss their response to the heat advisory that's in effect through Wednesday evening. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

City Health Officials Plan Heat Advisory Response

Health director stresses checking on elderly family members, neighbors in person to make sure they’re using AC.

06/06/2011

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay

Slay on Prop E Win: “Important Step,” But Change Is Needed

“We must begin making the changes the economy and the census have been telling us we have to make”.

04/06/2011

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