Mayor Francis Slay and the city's Department of Human Services have a long-term plan to abolish chronic homelessness in the city -- unveiled this week, just days before the primary election. Officials say they have been working on "The Beginning of the End: Abolishing Chronic Homelessness," (conve ... More >>
It's been a bloody start to 2013 in St. Louis, with at least sixteen people falling victim to homicide -- and that's just within city boundaries. We also recently learned that Missouri has the highest rate of any state in the nation of black homicide victimization -- a title supported by ongoing gun ... More >>
Last week, a brawl that broke out in an Illinois food stamp office got a lot of attention -- in part, because the chaotic fight was caught in a blurry cell phone video that shows several women hitting each other and security guards struggling to keep the situation under control. Daily RFT spoke wi ... More >>
The battle between the city of St. Louis and New Life Evangelistic Center head Rev. Larry Rice wages on. The latest clash began last night as the city enacts "special enforcement" on a section of Locust Street west of 14th Street, right outside the NLEC. The sidewalk is often lined in the wee hour ... More >>
Just received an e-mail from Mayor Slay spokeswoman Kara Bowlin detailing the city's plan to evict dozens of homeless people from a makeshift encampment under Tucker Boulevard to make way for a $34 million construction project.Aimee Levitt posted about the Hopeville conflict yesterday on Daily RFT, ... More >>
Voluntary poverty, sustainable agriculture, helping one's fellow man. A Catholic Worker community quietly grows in north St. Louis.
In response to growing demand, the number of daycare facilities in Missouri is increasing each year. So are the problems.
They have run away from home or been kicked out, and there are about 5,500 of them in the St. Louis area. They're homeless teens -- too old for foster care, too young to live on their own.