Kae M. Petrin, St. Louis Public Radio

Kae M. Petrin

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St. Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Kae:

Webster University Starts New School Year Under Federal Monitoring For Title IX Compliance

The university reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to update its sexual harassment investigation process. → Read More

Students, Landlords Overwhelmed As Wash U Restricts On-Campus Housing Options

Local universities are opening dorms at limited capacity because of the coronavirus pandemic. That's left some students in a bad position. → Read More

‘Like Pulling Teeth’: St. Louis Police Claim They Can’t Release All Use-Of-Force Data

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department collects a lot of data on how it uses force. But it doesn’t release most of it to the public. → Read More

Fee Caps, Tip Transparency For Food Delivery Apps Win Approval From St. Louis Board

Popular delivery apps such as UberEats, GrubHub and DoorDash might soon be more transparent about restaurant fees and driver pay for orders in St. Louis. → Read More

These Missouri Companies Received The Largest Federal Paycheck Protection Loans

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Monday released the names of businesses that received more than $150,000 in federal loans through the Paycheck → Read More

Forward Through Ferguson Skeptical Federal Bills Would Prevent Police Violence

St. Louis-area researchers and analysts for years have advocated overhauling police departments to address officer misconduct and systemic racism. In 2015, → Read More

Missouri Law Could Limit Enforcement Of Supreme Court Ruling Protecting LGBTQ Workers

Advocates for gay and transgender workers are calling a U.S. Supreme Court ruling an unexpected victory. But some worry Missouri’s labor laws could make → Read More

Residents Want To Remove St. Louis-Area Artifacts Of Slavery And Colonialism

Northwest St. Louis County residents are petitioning officials to rename a Maryland Heights thoroughfare named after a 19th-century slave trader and anti → Read More

Health Disparity Between White And Black St. Louisans Have Worsened, Analysis Shows

Mortality rates are continuing to widen between black and white St. Louisans, according to new analysis presented to a Board of Aldermen committee Thursday → Read More

Wash U Students Help Businesses Strategize To Navigate The Pandemic

Alivia Kaplan had big summer plans. She was set to fly home to Hawaii after her sophomore year at Washington University’s Olin Business School in St. Louis → Read More

How St. Louis Mayor Krewson Plans To Distribute $64 Million In Federal Coronavirus Aid

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson has announced a plan to distribute $64 million in federal aid intended to bolster the city’s response to the coronavirus. Some → Read More

Square Adopts Permanent Work-From-Home Policy For Workers In St. Louis, Nationwide

Square has announced that some employees can work from home permanently, even after their offices reopen across the country. The move will affect many of → Read More

St. Louis Officials And Businesses Prepare For New Safety Rules — And Fresh Violators

As businesses in St. Louis and St. Louis County prepare to reopen under new restrictions Monday, government officials say they expect a surge in reports of → Read More

St. Louis Transit Riders Now Required To Wear Masks, Bus Fares To Resume In June

Transit riders in the St. Louis region must wear masks while on trains or buses beginning this week. The requirement is part of Metro Transit’s plan to → Read More

Missouri History Museum's LGBTQ St. Louis Show Delayed, To Debut Oral History Online

Updated May 11 with coronavirus-related schedule delays The Missouri History Museum’s in-person shows have been delayed due to coronavirus. People still → Read More

Missourians Struggle With Unemployment Applications As State Juggles Record-Level Claims

In March, Hannah Priest filed for unemployment for the first time in her life. The St. Louis restaurant where she worked as a server, Union Loafers, closed → Read More

St. Louisans Are Gardening To Manage Stress, Find Purpose Amid Coronavirus Isolation

Virginia O’Brien has a new morning routine. She used to wake up and check news headlines. “Now I check my little green ones. I can’t wait to see how they → Read More

Missouri Unemployment Claims Skyrocket, Increasing Tenfold Last Week

Applications for unemployment benefits are spiking in Missouri. The increase reflects a nationwide unemployment surge and comes as droves of businesses → Read More

Two St. Louis-Area Grant Funds To Bring Some Relief To Nonprofits, Small Businesses

A St. Louis-area philanthropic foundation is working to give some relief to many of the locally owned businesses and nonprofits financially strained by the → Read More

Many St. Louis Restaurants Are Switching To Curbside Pickup; Here’s How To Find Them

Explore St. Louis has launched a new online hub to help people find restaurants that are serving take-out food during the coronavirus outbreak. The site, → Read More