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Past articles by Stephanie:

One-stop resource centers to open for St. Louis-area flood victims

St. Louis-area residents who are recovering from flooding can get help with cleaning up, filing insurance claims and finding counseling all in one place in → Read More

Ripple effect: Days of flooding force schools, hospitals, residents to make drastic adjustments

A second round of heavy rain rolled through the already soaked and flooded St. Louis metro area Wednesday, leading to longer school closures and heightened → Read More

Missourians living with disabilities can save for long-term care under new state program

A Missouri program that sets up savings accounts for individuals living with disabilities or their families begins Monday. The Missourians Achieving a → Read More

Interfaith leaders double down against religious intolerance after Jewish cemetery vandalism

In the wake of vandalism at a historic Jewish cemetery last week, the St. Louis region showed an outpouring of solidarity that reflects its long-standing → Read More

This is how some mayoral candidates plan to improve racial equity in St. Louis

Portions of this article first appeared in the St. Louis American. This story has been updated and now includes audio. This April, St. Louis will elect a → Read More

Vice President Pence condemns vandalism at Jewish cemetery ahead of interfaith vigil

Vice President Mike Pence is speaking out against an act of vandalism that toppled 154 gravestones at one of Missouri's oldest Jewish cemeteries. During a → Read More

St. Louis teens training to be future leaders offer advice on bridging divides

Clusters of St. Louis area teens dotted the atrium of the Nestle Purina headquarters on Saturday as the 70-odd students intently debated several mature → Read More

St. Louis mayor, police chief tout 'small gains' as overall crime numbers drop, assaults increase

St. Louis' homicide level remained unchanged in 2016 compared with the previous year — 188. At the same time, aggravated assaults and other violent crimes → Read More

Greitens' public safety director has message for police, first responders: 'We will have your back'

Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens introduced Sikeston Director of Public Safety and Police Chief Drew Juden to lead the state Department of Public Safety → Read More

Centennial commemoration of deadly 1917 East St. Louis race riots will memorialize victims

One hundred years after the 1917 East St. Louis race riots a permanent monument to victims will be dedicated, and educational programs, musical and → Read More

150 people attend meeting on Ladue district's racist incidents; second forum planned

Updated Nov. 18 with corrected information about incidents — The St. Louis County NAACP is planning to host another town hall meeting to address fall-out → Read More

St. Louis joins national initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings

Nearly 80 percent of St. Louis' greenhouse gas emissions comes from buildings, according to 2015 data from the city's sustainability office. A new → Read More

State board recommends provisional accreditation for Riverview Gardens district

Riverview Gardens School District should regain provisional accreditation, according to a recommendation from officials with Missouri's Department of → Read More

International Institute serves up 'first Thanksgiving' for new refugees, immigrants in St. Louis

Thanksgiving came a little early for hundreds of refugees and immigrants who gathered for a meal with all the trimmings Tuesday afternoon at the → Read More

St. Louis area Catholic teens get a sneak peek into seminary life

Even though he's only 16 years old, Matthew Mora of Oakville is pondering a pretty mature question: whether he should go into the seminary and, possibly, → Read More

Hungarian resistance fighter tells story of escape during 1956 revolution

Friday marked the 60th anniversary of the Soviet Union's crackdown that ended the Hungarian revolution. Imre Jokuti of St. Louis fought with the resistance → Read More

St. Louis Hungarian community remembers 60th anniversary of revolution against Soviets

Wearing a ribbon with the Hungarian flag’s red, white and green colors attached to his lapel, Albert Futo sang a hymn in his native tongue with the St. → Read More

Re-opening of auto parts store highlights Dellwood's recovery

A Dellwood auto parts store is back in business after it was damaged two years ago during violence that broke out during protests in neighboring Ferguson, → Read More

The Wash U debate: 'Free expression,' tape talk, down-ballot concerns

In a debate that started without a handshake and with very sharp attacks, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton ended saying something they admired about the → Read More

More migrating monarchs flutter through Missouri, though overall numbers are down

The next two weeks will offer Missourians peak opportunities to see monarch butterflies as they make their way through the state on their annual migration, → Read More