St. Louis city and county split in 1876 in what has come to be called “The Great Divorce.”
There have been several efforts to reunite the two, but voters, whether in the city or the county, have rejected them time and again.
In the last year there’s been renewed talk of St. Louis re-entering the county, but leaders in the city and county say they’re exploring a slower approach.
St. Louis city officials say they will step up their efforts to move residents from a series of tent encampments along the Mississippi River north of downtown into permanent housing.
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