When coastal outlets write about St. Louis, we brace ourselves for bad news. What will it be this time? Stories about how dangerous our city is? National airings of our local dirty laundry? Even that cute Huffington Post list about hidden gems in St. Louis read like its author had never actually d ... 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 >>
Who knew so many St. Louis households depended on one of these?The Brookings Institution is out with a study looking at the public transportation access within America's biggest cities, and St. Louis is near the bottom of the list. According to Brookings, 82 percent of area residents without a ca ... More >>
St. Louis: Losing fewer young people since 2007!It's been the conventional wisdom for years, if not decades: College-educated young people are fleeing old "rust-belt" cities like St. Louis for warmer, sunnier and more stylish metropolises. Politicians have filled newspaper op-ed pages with essays ... More >>
A new study has some good news for the St. Louis region. The Brookings Institution reports that the economic output here for the last three months of 2009 grew at a rate of 2.1 percent, ahead of the national average of 1.6 percent. Meanwhile, as recounted today in the Post-Dispatch, St. Louis was ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/lambdachialphaJohn C. DanforthChristmas came about nine days early to Washington University this year when the Danforth Foundation donated $30 million to establish a new center to examine the role of religion in politics in the United States.The new center, called, unsurprisingl ... More >>
Week of March 5, 2003
The St. Louis Cardinals want your money for their $370 million ballpark. But before the game begins, somebody needs to reshuffle the deck.