Tag: St Louis (Mo)

Jane Smiley on What St. Louis Tells Us About America

I don’t think most Americans view St. Louis as a tourist destination, but they should. Even as I was enjoying my fall sojourn, activists were protesting current conditions there, and I could see why — infrastructure, housing, and wages need serious investment. But my hometown is still beautiful, still full of unique attractions, and, I […]

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St. Louis Hopes $100,000 Reward Helps Solve 4 Child Killings

ImageThe St. Louis police chief, John Hayden, center, earlier this month.CreditDavid Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jurnee Thompson, 8, was waiting with family outside a restaurant in St. Louis late last week when she was shot to death. She is among at least a dozen children who have been killed by gunfire in the city since April, […]

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A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s? It’s Coming, Scientists Report

For decades, researchers have sought a blood test for beta amyloid, the protein that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Several groups and companies have made progress, and on Thursday, scientists at Washington University in St. Louis reported that they had devised the most sensitive blood test yet. The test will not be available for […]

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Discrimination Is Hard to Prove, Even Harder to Fix

When it comes to lawsuits alleging discrimination, the wheels of justice sometimes turn even more slowly than usual. “It’s a difficult process, more difficult than it needs to be,” said Jeff Vardaro, a civil rights attorney in Columbus, Ohio. These cases can become complex and expensive, and defendants and their attorneys have incentives to drag […]

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States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That’s Helping Them May Dry Up

ST. LOUIS — Bryan Garner was homeless and injecting as much fentanyl as he could get his hands on when he found the Missouri Network Outreach Center, a community center in an old brick rowhouse in St. Louis that connects people to addiction treatment. Mr. Garner, 51, accepted the center’s offer of assistance and has […]

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Lone Missouri Abortion Clinic Can Stay Open in Dispute with State

ST. LOUIS — Missouri’s only abortion clinic was temporarily spared on Friday, after a state commission gave it more time to resolve its licensing dispute with the state health department. The conflict, over whether the clinic has complied with health department requirements, has threatened to make Missouri the first state in about 45 years where […]

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72 Philadelphia Officers Benched After Offensive Social Media Posts

The Philadelphia police commissioner pulled 72 officers from the streets and the top prosecutor in St. Louis said she would no longer accept cases from 22 officers as outrage grew this week over a catalog of bigoted social media posts by members of several American police departments. The benching of the Philadelphia officers, announced Wednesday […]

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The St. Louis Prosecutor Went After the Establishment. Now the Tables Are Turned.

ST. LOUIS — Kimberly Gardner was elected chief prosecutor by a wide margin in 2016, one of two dozen district attorneys across the country who campaigned to overhaul the criminal justice system. Like a lot of them, she made quick enemies. She angered the powerful police union in St. Louis, saying repeatedly that she would […]

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Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Wins Temporary Reprieve in the Courts

ST. LOUIS — The last clinic in Missouri that provides abortions will be able to continue providing the service, at least temporarily, after a circuit court judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction preventing state officials from closing it down. State officials had said that an audit of the clinic, Reproductive Health Services of Planned […]

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The Fight Is Still Happening for the Rest of Us

Image In June, millions of people will gather in New York City to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, which marked the start of a national pride movement. But some in the Midwest say there’s still work to be done — either because they’re still struggling, or because they feel […]

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