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10:12 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Homeless Students In Missouri On The Rise; Some 'Clique Up' In Vacant Buildings

Credit comedy nose | Flickr

By April 2013, the latest state data showed the number of homeless students in St. Louis Public Schools had doubled over the past three school years.

At the time, Deidre Thomas-Murray, the coordinator of students in transition, described what these numbers look like in practice.  

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Beyond Ferguson
10:08 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Glut of Municipal Governments And Services Could Make Change After Ferguson Difficult

Attorney General Chris Koster said the fragmented nature of St. Louis may inhibit long-term growth -- and may make policy change stemming from the Ferguson unrest difficult.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum | St. Louis Public Radio

In the limbo period between Michael Brown’s death and the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the state of the Ferguson Police Department became something of a national obsession.  

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Angel Baked Cookies
10:08 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

'Angel' Is A Job Title At This Cookie Bakery That Employs St. Louis Teens

Annitta Frost, 17, says she loves her job. The cookies are baked in convection ovens in the kitchen of Saint Teresa and Bridget Catholic Church.
Mary Delach Leonard|St. Louis Public Radio

The holidays are the busy season at Angel Baked Cookies, a nonprofit that hires teenagers from North St. Louis year-round to make chocolate chip, sugar and oatmeal raisin cookies.

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Countering Terrorism
10:06 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Pakistani-Americans Hold St. Louis Vigil For Peshwar Schoolchildren Killed By Taliban

A group about 150 turned out for the vigil in Clayton's Shaw Park. Here they raise their hands and red paper hands in remembrance of the 141victims of the Taliban attack in Peshwar.
Camille Phillips | St.Louis Public Radio

After the Taliban attacked a military school in Peshawar, Pakistan last week, Abida Farooqui and her friends looked for a vigil to attend in St. Louis. When they didn’t find one, they organized one.

About 150 people turned up at Shaw Park in Clayton Sunday afternoon for the vigil, where they lined up on the sidewalk along S. Brentwood Blvd. to display their homemade signs. “St. Louis Mourns Peshawar,” read one. “Wake Up Pakistan,” said another. A third said simply “Enough.”

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Lamella
10:05 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Reflection: A Home And A Church Remind That Real Architecture Transcends Simple Utility

Gustel R. Kiewitt
Credit Provided by the family

After Kitty Mollman’s husband, Clay, died in the summer of 2012 after a long illness, she and her daughter, Melanie Mollman Hancock, decided it was high time to renovate their family’s home in Ladue. It needed fixing-up and painting-up; and some do-it-yourself remedies made along the way needed undoing.

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Jazz Unlimited
9:46 am
Sun December 21, 2014

Winter Holiday Show: Meditations ON Peace

Willie Akins-2005
Dennis C. Owsley Copyright Dennis C. Owsley

Jazz Unlimited's show for Sunday, December 21 will be the annual winter holiday show, this time called “Meditations on Peace.”  2014 has been a rough year for our world, our country and our city.  At this time of year many people espouse peace, but do they really mean it?  In 24 different songs containing the word “Peace” in the title and in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Sir William Gladstone, Petra Kelly, John F.

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St. Louis County
6:14 am
Sun December 21, 2014

Stenger Reaches Across Party Lines To Tap Quinn For Key St. Louis County Post

Greg Quinn
Credit Greg Quinn's Web Site

Democrat Steve Stenger, who is to be sworn in soon as the next St. Louis County executive, has made a surprising choice to be his new director of revenue: outgoing County Councilman Greg Quinn, a Republican.

Quinn is a lawyer and had been about to retire from the County Council after more than 20 years representing the county’s 7th District. That district takes in much of west St. Louis County.

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Donald Judd
12:12 am
Sun December 21, 2014

Sculpture Gets A $200,000 Facelift At Laumeier

Donald Judd's Untitled, 1984 recently underwent a three stage conservation process to keep presentation in line with the artist's wishes.
Credit Kevin J. Miyazaki/Courtesy of Laumeier Sculpture Garden

Famed minimalist artist Donald Judd’s sculpture at the Laumeier Sculpture Garden just got a $200,000 facelift.

“People see things outside and think it’s just like a car sitting outside on their driveway, but a car sitting outside will show a lot of damage and weather wearing and so on and so forth,” said Executive Director Marilu Knode.

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New Life Petition
6:22 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

Fate Of St. Louis Homeless Shelter To Be Decided On Tuesday

The New Life Evangelistic Center on 1411 Locust St.
Credit Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio

A two year-long battle over the fate of a downtown St. Louis homeless shelter could come to a close on Tuesday, when a city agency votes on a petition to revoke New Life Evangelistic Center’s hotel license.

Downtown residents and business owners began petitioning to close New Life two years ago, saying that the facility is a detriment to the neighborhood.

Mayor Francis Slay requested that the two sides undergo mediation in October, but New Life founder Rev. Larry Rice said the mediation was not successful.

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Economy & Innovation
5:12 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

St. Louis Fed: Moderate Optimism For Region's Economy

Eastern Missouri and southern Illinois saw the unemployment rate drop significantly to 6.3 percent - the lowest level since mid-2008.
Credit BLS, courtesy of Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis shows two-thirds of businesses surveyed are moderately optimistic about the St. Louis region's economic outlook in 2015.

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