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Past articles by Chad:

The Black Rep opens its season with the story of America’s first Black playwright

The Black Rep is sharing the story of William Henry Brown with a production of "The African Company presents Richard III." The play opens the company's 46th season. St. Louis Public Radio’s Chad Davis asked director and Black Rep founder Ron Himes why the theater's story is so intriguing. → Read More

MetroLink restores Blue Line service Monday following flash flooding

Bi-State Development, which runs MetroLink, plans to resume light rail service at every station on the company’s Blue Line on Monday now that workers have made significant repairs to the system following last month's flash flooding. → Read More

St. Louis County proposal calls for reviews and testing of Coldwater Creek projects

A St. Louis County Council member is working on a bill that would require the County’s Department of Emergency Management and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review construction and utility permits near Coldwater Creek. → Read More

Arts and Education Council names Lyah LeFlore-Ituen as president and CEO

The Arts and Education Council has named television and film producer, author and St. Louis native Lyah B. LeFlore-Ituen as its next president and CEO. LeFlore-Ituen said one of her main goals is to support smaller arts institutions. → Read More

St. Louis Development Corporation to examine racial inequities in economic development

The St. Louis Development Corporation has been selected to join a national effort to examine racial inequity in development. Development corporation leaders say they aim to spur economic growth in long-neglected communities. → Read More

Metro East clinics will be post-Roe havens for abortion seekers in the Midwest and South

Abortion rights advocates in Missouri and Illinois are decrying a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn the landmark decision that legalized abortion. They say abortion providers in the Metro East will become safe havens for people in the Midwest and South, as abortion is expected to remain legal in Illinois. → Read More

Birth center and postpartum retreat in Ferguson to address disparities in care

A 5,000-square-foot birth and postpartum center focusing on Black women is coming to Ferguson. The Jamaa Birth Village Birth Center and Postpartum Retreat Haven will include three water birthing suites and four buildings where people who deliver their babies can stay up to seven days. The project is an expansion of the nearby Jamaa Birth Village. → Read More

Gene Dobbs Bradford leaves Jazz St. Louis optimistic about the local scene’s future

Jazz St. Louis President and CEO Gene Dobbs Bradford will step down after more than 20 years of leading the organization. Bradford, who leaves this week to head the Savannah Music Festival in Georgia, said he’s excited about the future of jazz in St. Louis. → Read More

Ameren fast-tracks closure of Rush Island coal plant

Ameren Missouri announced it will close its Rush Island coal plant in Festus over the next few years → Read More

Black HerStory to highlight contributions by Black women in St. Louis history

The Griot Museum of Black History has received a $100,000 grant to honor the historic contributions of Black St. Louis women. → Read More

Dennis Owsley, longtime St. Louis Public Radio jazz host, dies at 78

Dennis Owsley, the author, photographer and jazz historian who hosted the St. Louis Public Radio show “Jazz Unlimited” until 2019, has died in Arizona. He was 78. → Read More

St. Louis County Council approves pay raise for jail employees

The council also Tuesday continued to question funding for the downtown St. Louis convention center. → Read More

Ameren Missouri offers business incentives to build electric charging stations

Ameren Missouri will distribute $5 million in incentives to encourage business owners to install electric vehicle charging stations. → Read More

Former St. Louis artist De Nichols writes of the historic power of art activism

In her new book "Art of Protest," arts organizer De Nichols seeks to inspire young activists, reminding them that, throughout history, social movements needed art to advance the cause. → Read More

Spire Missouri warns of St. Louis winter gas outage, seeks extension of pipeline use

Spire Missouri warns customers that there could be gas service outages in the St. Louis area this winter. → Read More

Advocates, unions say vaccine mandate makes nursing homes, other facilities safer

Unions representing health care workers, including those who work in nursing homes, support a new federal rule that requires their members to get the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Over 100 St. Louis arts organizations ask for federal coronavirus relief funds

More than 100 St. Louis area arts institutions are calling on St. Louis and St. Louis County officials to use federal coronavirus relief funding to help support the arts. → Read More

COVID-19 booster shots outpace first and second doses in St. Louis County

Nearly twice as many people in St. Louis County are getting a COVID-19 booster shot than are getting their first or second shots → Read More

Fire damages historic church that may house gospel music center

St. Louis Firefighters responded to a fire Tuesday that engulfed part of a historic church in the Central West End. Developers plan to use the building for a gospel music museum and educational center. → Read More

Ending the racial wealth gap through reparations: Local policies or federal payments?

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones is one of a dozen U.S. mayors calling for local reparations to address the racial wealth gap by ending racist policies. → Read More