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Past articles by Brent:

Story Recipe: Using Census migration data to find out where young adults are moving

Where to find the data, how to explore it, and questions to ask to reproduce the story for your community → Read More

St. Louis COVID-19 Dashboard: How Fast Are Coronavirus Cases Increasing?

Data on COVID-19 is imperfect, and these numbers don't tell a complete story in themselves. But, combined with our other reporting on this pandemic and its effects on our region, these numbers and graphs can help you be more informed about what's happening. → Read More

St. Louis COVID-19 Dashboard: How Fast Are Coronavirus Cases Increasing?

This page is updated regularly. More than 1,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the St. Louis area since the coronavirus first spread to the region in → Read More

Missouri COVID-19 Dashboard: Are Coronavirus Cases Decreasing?

Data on COVID-19 is imperfect. States are tracking it in different ways. The availability of testing has been different in different places. Not everyone → Read More

Missouri Parents, Look Up What Your Child's School Spends Per Student

For the first time, Missouri is reporting how much is spent per child at every school in the state. It’s a requirement of the federal Every Student → Read More

Great Conference Sessions, the SRCCON Way

How to facilitate an engaging, purposeful conference session, at SRCCON or anywhere → Read More

Primary election 2018: Statewide and St. Louis regional results

Missourians turned out to the polls Tuesday to reject the right-to-work measure, while St. Louis County voters ousted longtime St. Louis County Prosecutor → Read More

See the annual performance grades for St. Louis' school districts

Normandy and Riverview Gardens received high enough state academic performance scores to get the north St. Louis County-based school districts in better → Read More

Here’s where voters did — and didn’t — support Prop P

On Tuesday, St. Louis voters approved Proposition P , a half-cent sales tax increase intended to give police and firefighters a raise. Prop P passed with → Read More

18,000 could lose health coverage in Missouri’s ‘bare counties,’ as state faces tough choices

Next year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City will leave the individual health care marketplace in Missouri that was set up under the Affordable Care → Read More

Wentzville, O’Fallon, Mo. continue growth trend, plus 3 more takeaways from new Census numbers

According to estimates released by the U.S. Census, three local cities are among 10 in Illinois and Missouri that gained the most people between 2015 and → Read More

Can you tell who has their vote from quotes likely voters sent us?

Throughout this presidential election year, St. Louis Public Radio has been assessing the political mood of likely voters. In a recent query — What is your → Read More

Can Missouri's vehicle stops report lead to laws with sharper teeth?

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants legislators to make an annual racial disparity data report more impactful. This comes as his latest report, → Read More

Five things to know about the St. Louis region from the new Census numbers

St. Louis continues to lose population, according to current city population estimates for 2015 released by the U.S. Census. Between 2014 and 2015, more → Read More

In the proposed footprint of a new St. Louis stadium, a photographic tour of what's already there

As debate continues over the proposed riverfront football stadium, those who live and work within the planned footprint have obvious reasons to pay → Read More

We Live Here: Treating gun violence as public health issue — easier said than done

The nationwide debate about gun control, mass shootings, and violent crime was once again jump-started in the wake of recent massacres at a county center → Read More

We Live Here: The Mizzou student demand that hardly any U.S. colleges are meeting

The activist group Concerned Student 1950 has vowed to keep pushing for change in the wake of resignations by both the University of Missouri system → Read More

Ferguson Commission Report: What are YOUR priorities?

The Ferguson Commission Report is out, with 44 signature recommendations. The commission divided their calls to action into three groups: Justice For All, → Read More

Data: Drug and medical device companies paid $72 million to Missouri doctors in 17 months

Financial disclosures aren’t just for political candidates. New data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that Missouri doctors → Read More

Latest census estimates show slow growth in St. Louis region

St. Charles County continues to lead the region in growth, increasing by about 1.5 percent since 2013 to nearly 380,000 residents in 2014. Its increase of → Read More