St. Louis

St. Louis Police Will No Longer Have to Reside Within City Limits

By temporarily doing away with the city’s residency requirement for first responders, St. Louis officials hope it will become easier to recruit and hire officers to fill current vacancies.

In Missouri, a Rift Over Local Murder Prosecutions

Missouri’s governor wants the state attorney general to take over prosecutions for uncharged homicides in St. Louis.

Across the Country, Local Officials Hope New Rules Will Help Parks Reopen Safely

Dozens of municipalities are reopening park facilities, but requiring that visitors wear masks and adhere to social distancing to continue to fight the spread of Covid-19.

The Disproportionate Effects of Air Pollution

Residents of poor and segregated neighborhoods around St. Louis had heightened risk of cancer due to increased exposure to air pollutants, including car emissions, researchers found.

Drug Deals And Food Gone Bad Plague Corner Stores. How Neighbors Are Fighting Back.

Corner stores that provide groceries for those using the federal food stamp program have become magnets for violence just outside St. Louis. Now local residents are putting their feet down.

Report: Federal Flood Program Takes Years to Complete Home Buyouts

The five years it takes to complete a buyout of homes damaged by floods is too lengthy for many homeowners to endure, a new Natural Defense Resources Council study says.

Building a Program to Help Young Men Find Work in St. Louis

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Michael P. McMillan, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis president and CEO

Revitalize Your City By Helping Retrain Workers

COMMENTARY | Leaders need to focus on cultivating and supporting startup growth, while also helping people get the skills to work in new environments.

Destroyed By ’93 Flood, This Village Likely Spared St. Louis a Major Disaster

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A major train derailment in Pittsburgh; Florida’s red-tide crisis … Boston’s new top cop … and the plan to carve a new city out of Baton Rouge.

A Blue-Collar Version of Silicon Valley Takes Root in the Midwest

After years in the doldrums, the fortunes of Midwestern metro areas are rising.

St. Louis to Remove Its Confederate Monument

The Missouri Civil War Museum agreed to dismantle the memorial by Friday.

After Ferguson, Civic Tech Collaborative Helps Residents Navigate Convoluted Criminal Justice System

In St. Louis County, residents—and black residents in particular—often find themselves drowning in questionable fines and fees. Enter YourSTLCourts.

How a Park Gave Wellston, Mo., a Sense of Place

The National Recreation and Park Association teamed up with St. Louis' regional parks and trails district to create a community center.

Justice Department Offers Guidance on When Court Fines and Fees Might Violate Constitution

But one reform advocate notes: “Unless the DOJ actually sues some of these places, I don’t think we’re going to see a significant change in the practices on the ground.”

Finances for Kansas City, St. Louis Could Be Hobbled by Legislation in Missouri

A GOP state senator wants to torpedo an important local tax the Show Me State’s two largest cities rely on for revenue.

Local Government Communications Professionals Should Avoid This PR Fail

WATCH: A St. Louis city official’s spokeswoman aggressively intervenes during an on-the-spot interview.

Cities Re-examine Their Confederate Icons

“It is not only time for a reappraisal of all public symbols that reflect upon the ‘peculiar institution’ of slavery, but also time for removal.”

Which Metro Areas Have Gained the Most Jobs Since the Great Recession?

All of the nation’s biggest metro areas have experienced job growth since the depths of the Great Recession. But while many cities have gained jobs at a brisk pace, others haven't been as lucky.