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.