Today Panera Bread -- known locally as Saint Louis Bread Co. -- introduces a new menu item, the "Meal of Shared Responsibility," with no set price in all 48 of its bakery cafes in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The meal offers turkey chili in a sourdough bread bowl with choice of sides. Panera is ... More >>
Phillip Andrew Morton grew up in Spanish Lake, studied film at Webster University and then headed to Hollywood, where he's produced videos for comic Katt Williams and edited trailers for movies like "Ocean's 13." But now, the 32-year-old is putting the finishing touches on a documentary about his ho ... More >>
A new report out by the Brookings Institution, an independent research group, shows that the number of Americans living in extreme concentrated poverty grew by a third over the past decade, climbing from 9.1 to 10.5 percent since 2000, according to census data.
The jump in extreme concentra ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergKeith Conway, Kinloch's longtime mayor, faces one felony count each of wire fraud and federal program theft.Keith Conway, the mayor of the north St. Louis County municipality of Kinloch, has been indicted on charges of theft and wire fraud.Conway, 47, allegedly used funds from ... More >>
Nixon compared his budget to a bowl of porridge.Less than a week after announcing hefty cuts to Missouri higher education, Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to St. Louis to promote college scholarships for urban kids in low-income families.
Speaking to a gathering of school officials at St. Louis Com ... More >>
Now that the federal food safety law is in effect, the Washington Post looks at what food producers are doing to meet new criteria for food traceability. The law requires all parts of the food distribution chain to be able to quickly trace where food items came from through electronic records to ... More >>
Bill would send $38.7 million in federal funds down the crapper.A budget bill making its way through Jefferson City could have a devastating impact on child care in Missouri. Legislators in the Missouri House are looking to balance a projected $500-million budget gap for fiscal 2011. In so ... More >>
Kids Count, a publication of Citizens for Missouri's Children, confirms that young people in the state are facing increasing challenges brought on by higher levels of poverty, a lack of affordable health care and a dearth of quality educational opportunities.
The 2009 Kids Count Data ... More >>
For years now, the Human Development Corp. has taken in millions of tax dollars to provide Head Start services for 2,500 of the city's low-income children. It has never come close. And the problems just begin there.