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Past articles by Ashley:

Water leaks, defective porches among inspection findings at Ferguson apartment complex

The Housing Authority of St. Louis County found water leaks, defective porches, bed bugs and electrical issues among the problems at Park Ridge Apartments → Read More

St. Louis Workhouse inmate died of fentanyl overdose, autopsy shows

The inmate who died at St. Louis' Medium Security Institution (MSI) in August died of an accidental fentanyl overdose, the autopsy report shows. Louis L. → Read More

Local black creators showcase products at Cherokee Street Black Friday event

Would people be put off? St. Louis entrepreneur Sarita Moody wondered this when she and co-creator Anni Jones of Mesa Home developed their new idea. Could → Read More

Tenants in limbo as Ferguson, St. Louis County address mass-eviction notice

Hundreds of residents in Park Ridge Apartments in Ferguson are concerned about where they will live next month because of mass-eviction notices sent to → Read More

St. Louis lawmakers and advocates meet to consider immigrants’ economic impact

Immigrants contribute more than a billion dollars to state and federal taxes and account for billions more in spending power, according to Betsy Heller → Read More

The St. Louis City NAACP names St. Louis Lambert International Airport in travel advisory

St. Louis City NAACP President Adolphus Pruitt said Tuesday the decision to add St. Louis Lambert International Airport to an NAACP warning list came after → Read More

To prevent sex trafficking, St. Louis group builds community awareness campaign

If you were a baroness trapped in the house of a jealous baron and had the opportunity to flee, would you do it if you knew your fate was death should you → Read More

John Gaskin III becomes new president of St. Louis County NAACP

John Gaskin III, the new St. Louis County NAACP president, says there are two local civil rights issues he wants to address: community policing and → Read More

Black women entrepreneurs in St. Louis start small businesses to close the wealth gap

Despite shrinking income and education gaps between white and non-white families, black families in the United States still trail others in wealth → Read More

Report: Nearly 800,000 Missourians live in poverty

More than half of Missouri’s poorest residents are paying more than half of their yearly income in rent. Non-profit leaders at two Missouri organizations → Read More

Ferguson police chief leaving post, city official says

Updated at 1:30 p.m. with comments from Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III. Ferguson Police Chief Delrish Moss has plans to leave the position, a city → Read More

How divided is St. Louis? Local filmmaker seeks to find out in season two of ‘Smoke City'

St. Louis activist and filmmaker Cami Thomas moved back to St. Louis from college a year after Michael Brown’s death. While news of the 2014 shooting and → Read More

U City TIF advances after months of contention over future of 3rd Ward

The University City Tax Increment Financing commission approved a proposal Thursday that would release millions of dollars in money for development in the → Read More

Calls to close the St. Louis Workhouse amplified after death of inmate

Jail-reform advocates are calling conditions at St. Louis' Medium Security Institution into question again after a man collapsed there and later died at a → Read More

‘We don’t get the same protection’: Black women shoot, learn gun safety at local range

Tamyka Brown was perfecting her shot. Her target sheet, riddled with bullet holes, showed she knows what she’s doing. When asked about her time on the gun → Read More

After drug-ring bust, Clinton-Peabody residents still want better policing, social services

Bobbi Len Taylor Mitchell Bey's children were killed at the Clinton-Peabody housing complex in south St. Louis more than a year ago. On Friday, she asked → Read More

Chingy meets hip-hop meets architecture at St. Louis County summer camp

The Natural Bridge location of the St. Louis County Library is a little less quiet than usual. Instead of the occasional rustling of paging through books → Read More

Gas Mart altercation leads to a call for community healing, sensitivity training

Yellow police caution tape barred people from entering the Gas Mart at the corner of Delmar and Goodfellow boulevards on Tuesday. No one could buy gas. No → Read More

Funding fun: Kids with developmental differences find summer spaces to laugh and learn

Ava Battelle leans into her camp counselor at the back of a big cafeteria called Miller Hall at Wonderland Camp. Parents, including Ava's mom, are → Read More

Amid #ArchSoWhite controversy, black officials to hold second ribbon-cutting

The Arch grounds reopening is happening again after photos of the initial ribbon-cutting on Tuesday showed a lack of racial diversity. As the common saying → Read More