April 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
The border between Kansas and Missouri has long been the grounds for acts of "jobs piracy"—also known as offering larger and more lucrative tax and financial incentives to bring new business across state borders.
Kansas City Business Journal
April 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Kansas City Land Bank has the funding to back up plans to begin transforming blighted, vacant lots into thriving groves of poplar trees.
March 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
Less funding has led to a decline in the number of community development corporations in the St. Louis area, despite a persistent need for their services.
March 15, 2016, 11am PDT
St. Louis Public Radio details the work of a local researcher who says the segregation of today's St. Louis is the result of deliberate, decades-long federal housing policy.
February 24, 2016, 10am PST
With gas prices the lowest since 2009, ten state legislatures and governors consider raising state gas taxes, though many are accompanied by fiscally questionable tax shifts. Some tried and failed last year. All of the proposed increases are modest.
February 13, 2016, 11am PST
There has been no shortage of responses to the story about St. Louis letting decorated sidewalks fade away after encountering federal policy that recommends more subdued colors.
February 9, 2016, 10am PST
St. Louis will end a program that allows groups to decorate crosswalks for the purposes of beautifying and branding neighborhoods. Currently decorated crosswalks can stay, for now.
February 8, 2016, 10am PST
The St. Louis City Council recently approved the initial steps for 1,800 acres of Maryland Heights floodplain. Plenty of hurdles remain, such as coming up with the money the developer wants to see the project through.
February 5, 2016, 12pm PST
The city, county, and state that the NFL's Rams once called home will continue to pay debt for the financing of the Edward Jones Dome. What other option to they have?
January 28, 2016, 1pm PST
New leadership at the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is redoubling efforts to find new sources of revenue for the state's transportation funding deficit.
January 15, 2016, 2pm PST
The St. Louis Rams will become the Los Angeles Rams. What now becomes of the city of St. Louis?
January 5, 2016, 11am PST
Three teams will attempt to leave town. Resolution of the contentious political situations could be coming very soon.
January 5, 2016, 9am PST
The backlash against the use of red light cameras has legislative backing in the Missouri State legislature.
January 3, 2016, 5am PST
Hindsight is 20-20, but so too sometimes is the foresight of geologists. That was the case prior to the flooding that struck St. Louis this December.
December 31, 2015, 7am PST
McClatchy's Curtis Tate reports on Amtrak routes in Missouri and Kansas. Reduced ridership on the Missouri River Runner may be the result of falling gas prices.
McClatchy Washington Bureau
December 23, 2015, 10am PST
Permits to rehab existing multi-family buildings have skyrocketed in St. Louis.
December 20, 2015, 5am PST
The Kansas City Streetcar will debut its $100 million streetcar system in April—or maybe March. But definitely April.
December 1, 2015, 12pm PST
We've known for some time that it would be difficult to rein in the automobile once the country's obsession had taken hold. Footage from a news special aired in 1965 offers historic perspective.
October 30, 2015, 9am PDT
Aaron Renn scours the Internet to find 12 maps that attempt to do the impossible: define the geographic and cultural expanse known as the American Midwest.
October 28, 2015, 12pm PDT
One of the country's most recognizable and beloved architectural flourishes has many sordid stories to tell. Today is also its 50th birthday.