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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