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Rebecca Smith

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Rebecca Smith was born and raised in Rolla, Missouri, and recently graduated from Truman State University with a double major in Journalism and Chemistry.  She has been working in radio since 2012 when her professor recruited her as social media manager for the student-run radio station, KTRM. Rebecca went on to become the Assistant Station Manager, and to host a weekly science news talk show and specialty music show. Rebecca has completed several half-marathons and is training for her first marathon. She is partial to long runs, good books, and nerdy television shows.

Representatives of the National Park Service, Great Rivers Greenway, the City of St. Louis and the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation break ground on the next phase of the CityArchRiver 2015 renovations.
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The next round of renovations for the Gateway Arch grounds has begun.  On Thursday, representatives from the National Park Service, the City of St. Louis and other supporting organizations were on hand for the groundbreaking.

CityArchRiver 2015 renovations are geared toward making the grounds more accessible and enjoyable for all visitors.  

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On Tuesday's one-month anniversary of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, some local leaders focused on ways to move forward, while Brown's family called again for answers in the investigation.

Local elected leaders representing the Ferguson area came together Tuesday to discuss strategies to heal after the unrest that shook the city for more than two weeks in August following Brown's death.