Updated 11:52 a.m.
The endangered American burying beetle could be making its way to a southwestern Missouri prairie.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to work with the St. Louis Zoo to reintroduce the colorful beetle to Wah-Kon-Tah Prairie in St. Clair and Cedar counties.
The Zoo has a population of the beetles. Zoo officials say they have not been seen in Missouri in more than two decades.
(You might remember this earlier feature from our own Véronique LaCapra on the about some dedicated supporters in St. Louis joining a nationwide effort to save the insect).
A new project in north St. Louis aims to lower breast cancer death rates for women of color.
Washington University sociologist Sarah Gehlert says even though nationwide white women are more likely to get breast cancer, black women are about 35 percent more likely to die of the disease.
She says in St. Louis that number is closer to 60 percent.
The Missouri River Working Group is holding its first meeting on Wednesday to come up with a policy on flood control.
Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill launched the group with senators from North Dakota to look for ways to improve flood control along the Missouri River and keep this year’s flooding from happening again.
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