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  • Friday, December 8, 2023 - What's next after radiation exposure funding was left out of a federal bill?
    St. Louis-area residents who live near sites contaminated with radioactive waste are looking for a new path forward after an effort to secure compensation for life-long health issues did not end up in final defense legislation.
  • Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 39 North's role in St. Louis' agtech sector
    A nonprofit was formed this year to run the innovation district. It's designed to help develop resources for a company looking to grow into a world-class venture.
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - Many in Missouri struggle after being kicked off Medicaid
    Low-income families needing safety-net services have become collateral damage in the bureaucratic scramble to determine whether tens of millions of people still qualify for Medicaid after a pandemic-era freeze on disenrollment ended.
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - St. Louis leaders continue regional crime prevention talks
    A weeklong summit is examining collaborative crime prevention. The discussions come as St. Louis points to a drop in homicides.
  • Monday, December 4, 2023 - A legacy of corruption in Illinois
    Illinois is routinely on lists of the most corrupt states in the country. How does that ongoing legacy of corruption affect the government and erode voters' trust?
  • Friday, December 1, 2023 - Eliminating food waste by linking farms to food pantries
    More than 100 billion pounds of food goes to waste every year in America—in kitchens, at grocery stores, and on farms. Now a federally-funded program is connecting local farmers and food pantries in an effort to cut down on that food waste. But funding for the program depends on Congress and what gets included in the next farm bill.
  • Thursday, November 30, 2023 - Is the Illinois Tutoring Initiative working?
    Illinois has devoted $25 million in federal COVID funding to the program. The money runs out next year.
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - Midwest weather experts face pushback and threats over climate change
    Strong resistance to explaining climate change has convinced some meteorologists and climatologists in the Midwest to leave the profession.
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - A Florissant teen is creating comics to increase Black representation in pop culture
    DeJuan Strickland has self-published two comic books, hoping that young, Black superheroes would inspire a greater interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • Monday, November 27, 2023 - A Madison County program is helping high school students with disabilities find jobs
    The initiative allows seniors to attend school in the morning and work in the afternoon. The goal is for students to pick up workplace skills to transition into adulthood and possibly a job after graduation.