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Sultan: Child sex traffickers and their friends

When my daughter became old enough to go to parties unattended but still needed a ride to get there, I had a captive audience. I used this drive to revisit the dangers of opioids, pills and alcohol abuse. Even when her friends were riding with us, I’d talk about the issue while they all rolled thei… Read more

Sultan: Village of moms fights more than illiteracy

Mia Daugherty, 36, is directing vendors where to set up free books and snacks, telling how she ended up co-leading this organization and rattling off various elementary schools’ test scores and infant mortality rates of impoverished St. Louis neighborhoods from memory. Read more

Kevin C. Johnson 🎟️ 'The Lion King' ticket giveaway

Prize includes a family four-pack of Fandango tickets T-shirt, hat, poster and sunglasses! Read more

In bid for more tourism, Missouri schools set to start later in the summer in 2020

The first day of school in 2020 cannot be earlier than Aug. 24, according to a new Missouri law. Read more

Summer internships give teens a taste of environmental jobs

Invasive species are no match for corps at Forest Park, Missouri Botanical Garden Read more

Parent to Parent: Tips for healthful summer snacks for kids

Q • Since our kids, ages 13 and 15, are attached to their cell phones… Read more

Find a pool near you to beat the St. Louis heat

All you have to do is find a community pool in the whole region, spen… Read more

Game review: ‘Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled,’ all ages will love this arcade racer’s 21st century comeback

Parents need to know that “Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled” is a cartoony racing game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Players use missiles, bombs, and boxes of TNT to take out the competition, resulting in explosions, crashes, and, in some instances, characters being lit on fire. But all of this is done with a silly, cartoony look and feel. There’s also some juvenile humor: A character picks his nose and eats it, and seagulls use some rocks as a bathroom. Otherwise, there’s no sex, cursing, or references to drugs and alcohol, save for what you might hear if you play online, where communication isn’t monitored. Read more

Photos: BrickUniverse Lego Fan Convention

The convention ran July 13 to July 14 at the Greensfelder Recreation … Read more

Forest Park to break ground on new, 17-acre nature playscape

The area won't include traditional playground equipment. Kids and families will be encouraged to build, get dirty and have fun. Read more

Learn a thing or two at one of these 24 museums this summer

From the iconic to the quirky, these museums and historical instituti… Read more

10-plus awesome playgrounds around St. Louis

If you have kids and have been around St. Louis for a while, you shou… Read more

Is it OK to ask a student what he scored on a standardized test, like the ACT or SAT?

Tests like the SAT and ACT are already stressful experiences. There is a lot of anxiety around getting a good score, and people often place unnecessary and misunderstood emphasis on the role of test scores in the college admissions process. There’s no need to further stress a student by asking what he scored. Read more