David Menschel, a criminal defense attorney and criminal justice activist from Brooklyn, New York, spent Wednesday visiting municipal courts in north St. Louis County. What he found, he says, was "the new Jim Crow." Menschel tweeted what he saw: predominantly black defendants, most without defense ... More >>
Missouri's filthy-rich Democratic senator has sage advice for "possible" presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: Let your money flag fly! McCaskill went on Morning Joe to give her thoughts on pressing issues like Dr. Oz (bad), the Cardinals (good), and Iraq (she's not sure what to do over there). B ... More >>
In case you were wondering, life here in the Show-Me State is rather normal. By "normal," we mean close to the national average across 31 social, economic and demographic characteristics. That's how Business Insider measured each state's normalcy for a national ranking, released Monday.
The Crossing (7823 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-721-7375) is the only restaurant in St. Louis and one of two in Missouri (the other is Jasper's Restaurant in Kansas City) to compete in the James Beard Foundation's Taste America Local Dish Challenge. Basically, you could help Operation Food Search ... More >>
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 >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, December 4. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
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 >>
8 p.m. Saturday, November 21. Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1 University Boulevard.
Today's food crisis update: The rise in food costs could imperil several years' worth of anti-poverty efforts. (Los Angeles Times) PETA offers a $1 million prize for developing fake meat. (New York Times) A in-depth look at the controversy over eating meat and dairy from cloned animals. (Guardian) ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, August 21. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City
Fear not, St. Louisans: You don't need to go to Bombay to get your Bollywood fix
Under mounting pressure, a local nonprofit agency finally agrees to give up its contract to provide Head Start services to 2,500 preschoolers
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.