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Two St. Louis area "predator hunters" became popular online by broadcasting confrontations with suspected child predators on Facebook. But they have critics.
One family controls board of a nonprofit that runs Dismas House of St. Louis. The halfway house has a colorful past, and now is helping that family make millions of dollars off a federal contract.
The city wants your help identifying problems. But sometimes that isn’t enough. As people are poised to swarm the 109 city parks this spring and summer, spot checks by the Post-Dispatch found broken fixtures, trash and other issues that point to neglect. Forest Park, the crown jewel of the parks system, has a $115 million endowment to keep it up to snuff. In the north and south, grittier realities are at play.
Compelling insights from the heart of our community.
A top elected official heads to prison. An ambitious plan to merge the city and county goes down in flames as does an effort to turn the airport over to a private operator. Gun violence continues unchecked, claiming the lives of more than 20 children.
There were stumbles, to be sure. Still, the economy was booming. Unemployment was down. Job counts grew. And, all year long, high-tech startups — the Christmas candy for local economies — kept popping up, making announcements, and declaring their openings, here in St. Louis.
From the Stanley Cup championship to a firefighter saving lives, a collection of the best photographs by chief photographer J.B. Forbes of the Post-Dispatch, firstname.lastname@example.org.