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New St. Louis mayor pledges to fight all discrimination

Apr. 20, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tishaura Jones has called systemic racism the biggest obstacle to progress in St. Louis, and the city’s new mayor used her inauguration speech on Tuesday to pledge to fight back against all types of discrimination. Jones was sworn in during a...

Reform-minded leaders now at the helm in St. Louis

Apr. 09, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The daunting task of turning around the fortunes of St. Louis is now in the hands of a new era of leaders — specifically, three 40-something progressive Black women, all of them elected on a mandate of racial justice and change. ...

Mayoral candidates agree: St. Louis must tame the violence

Mar. 01, 2021 14:17 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The next mayor of St. Louis will face the same overwhelming challenge that has haunted the current mayor and many of her predecessors: Violent crime is rampant and efforts to address it have failed. The city known for its gleaming Gateway Arch is filled...

Private bill seeks freedom for man living in Missouri church

Feb. 22, 2021 16:53 PM EST

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Cori Bush introduced legislation Monday to grant permanent residency to Alex Garcia, a Honduran immigrant who has spent more than three years inside a Missouri church to avoid deportation. Bush, a freshman Democrat...