Corinne Ruff, KMUW

Corinne Ruff


St. Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Corinne:

Black farmers see new opportunities in the budding industrial hemp industry

There’s a glaring disparity issue in industrial hemp production — just 6% of producers are Black. A couple in Missouri hopes to create the state’s first Black-owned hemp processing site. → Read More

Why so few houses have earthquake insurance near Missouri’s New Madrid Seismic Zone

Only about 12% of homes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone in Missouri’s southeastern tip have earthquake insurance, a dramatic decline since 2000. → Read More

St. Louis is becoming a hub for plant-based protein manufacturing

Companies such as Benson Hill, ICL and EverGrain, which is backed by Anheuser Busch, have doubled down this year on growing the plant-based protein industry in St. Louis. → Read More

Airbnb cracks down on New Year’s Eve parties in St. Louis and other cities

Some Airbnb hosts in the region are glad the company is helping to combat parties, but they also worry the rules could be unfair to first-time guests who don’t have any reviews yet. → Read More

St. Louis aldermen tweak redistricting map, plan a final vote for Tuesday

One more vote is needed to send the map to Mayor Tishaura Jones. Because of a 2012 charter change, the redistricting process cut the number of aldermen from 28 to 14. → Read More

Thanksgiving dinner is more expensive this year as inflation hits 30-year high

A St. Louis Fed economist says economic recovery from the pandemic has propelled demand for consumption, and it will take time for prices to even out. → Read More

St. Louis ward redistricting map heads to the Board of Aldermen for a vote

Nine members of the aldermanic legislation committee voted in favor of the redistricting map. One voted against it, one voted present and one abstained. → Read More

St. Louis community leaders kick off 3-year Delmar Boulevard revitalization project

Residents, business owners and stakeholders from seven neighborhoods are working with the nonprofit Missouri Main Street Connection to rethink the commercial corridor between the Delmar Loop and Kingshighway Boulevard. → Read More

St. Louis is losing multifamily units. Some aldermen want to charge a conversion fee

Alderwoman Megan Green, who represents the 15th Ward, says her neighborhood is losing affordable housing units and people are getting priced out. She hopes imposing a conversion fee on developers who flip multi-unit buildings into single-family homes will help. → Read More

St. Louis Board of Aldermen continue to tweak redistricting in latest map

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen’s legislation committee will continue to draft a map this week that reduces the number of wards from 28 to 14, as approved by voters 10 years ago. → Read More

Despite supply chain and hiring headaches, St. Louis retailers expect booming holiday season

A clogged global supply chain and labor shortage are straining retailers as they prepare for the holiday shopping season, while consumer demand is expected to rebound this year. → Read More

Pandemic economic recovery is still years away for low- and moderate-income families

A new nationwide survey conducted by experts at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis found that organizations serving low- to moderate-income communities expect a slow recovery. → Read More

St. Louis is hosting the nation’s largest geospatial conference for the first time

The 2021 GEOINT Symposium is taking place in downtown St. Louis this week, and local leaders say it’s an opportunity to showcase the region's emerging geospatial industry. → Read More

St. Louis Aldermen Stress Compromise As Ward Reduction Talks Begin

Over the next eight to 10 weeks, an aldermanic committee will draw a new map of the city with half as many wards. The Board of Aldermen is legally required to do so by the end of the year in compliance with a charter amendment approved by voters in 2012. → Read More

St. Louis Mayor Launches Task Force To Tackle Downtown Crime

A group of government, community and business leaders will meet weekly for the next six weeks to come up with long-term solutions to increase public safety. → Read More

Missouri Businesses Now Must Grant Unpaid Leave For Survivors Of Domestic Or Sexual Violence

Businesses with more than 20 employees must soon start providing up to two weeks of unpaid time off for survivors of domestic or sexual violence. → Read More

Nonprofit Works To Break The ‘Grass Ceiling’ In Missouri Cannabis Industry

We Are Jaine plans to offer opportunities to connect women with resources that will help them start and grow businesses in the male-dominated industry. → Read More

Missouri Is Part Of A Nationwide Rise In New Businesses, The Highest In Decades

Economists have worried about the decline in new business formations for decades because they’re a strong driver of job growth. But entrepreneurs in the age of the pandemic are turning that around. → Read More

St. Louis Employers Are Struggling To Find Workers, Aren’t Sold On Remote Work

St. Louis Community College released its annual State of the Workforce report Wednesday, which surveyed local employers on their top concerns. This year, COVID-19 fell down the list, while hiring and retaining employees ranked first. → Read More

Gridlock Ends Over St. Louis’ $168 Million Pandemic Aid Bill, But Warnings Remain

A federal lobbyist for the city says says leaders are “inviting an audit” from the U.S. Treasury by including a provision that goes against its spending guidelines. He warns the city may be ordered to pay back some of the money. → Read More