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“The High School Question” survey data coming soon

Coming later this spring will be an analysis of the survey data of Dr. Sarah VanSlette’s research into the effects of the age-old St. Louis question “Where did you go to high school?” Dr. VanSlette’s findings will report on the … Continue reading

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Urban Research Scholar Sarah VanSlette’s Research Mentioned in the RFT 2012 News Challenge

IUR Urban Research Scholar Sarah VanSlette’s research on growing up in or moving to St. Louis, particularly as it applies to the oft-asked question about which high school a person attended, has made it into the Riverfront Times’ 2012 News … Continue reading

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Urban Wasteland: Nuclear Legacy of St. Louis and the Metro-East by Dr. Denise DeGarmo

Dating back to the beginning of the Atomic Age, 2.5 million cubic yards of radioactive wastes have been dispersed through out the St. Louis and Metro-East areas. Local concerns regarding potential health and environmental risks have led several federal and … Continue reading

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Remembering Bob Cassilly by Andrew Theising

St. Louis lost a piece of its soul recently with the unexpected passing of artist Bob Cassilly.  Cassilly was a powerhouse of creativity.  He didn’t seem to have much use for rules, and always seemed to push forward despite them. … Continue reading

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There Was Also Some Good News by Dr. Mark Abbott

Ever since the 2010 census came out, it seems that Metropolitan St. Louisans have been wringing their hands.  From the Post-Dispatch to virtually every area pundit, the story is the same.  There is nothing but “doom and gloom” in the … Continue reading

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Public Safety-Doing More With Less by Dr. Morris Taylor

Policing urban communities in the United States has always been fraught with challenges. Yet, many of these problems have become exacerbated due to the current economic climate in the United States. Thus, many urban police departments are forced to do … Continue reading

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Flood Plain Development by Andrew Theising

The Missouri River is on the rise and those of us who remember the Great Flood of ’93 can recall the Chesterfield Valley being underwater.  Since the Great Flood, the Chesterfield Valley has become a center of economic development.  The … Continue reading

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Who Does Our Government Serve? by Hugh Pavitt

There has been a lot of chatter in the blogosphere of late about secession, usually about southern states and the Union.  In a recent guest posting on http://urbanreviewstl.com, Chris Andoe made the case for St Louisans to consider secession from … Continue reading

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Time to call in the cops! / Andrew Theising

St. Louis deserves to control its own police department.  As many people know, the State of Missouri took over control of the St. Louis Police Department during the Civil War and never has seen fit to give control back.  Now … Continue reading

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Yes More Taxes?

the State of Missouri and requires those few places where they do exist to place their continuance on the ballot every five years. Continue reading

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