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Conversations with Children

August 21, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

  From Elle Dowd Discussing Tragic Events in a Youth Community This past week has been a difficult one for our communities. The shooting of Mike Brown brings forth all sorts of emotions and questions. Yet, despite the overwhelming tragedy in Ferguson and its troubling aftermath, we can be consoled with the knowledge that our God is no stranger to heartbreak. Jesus...

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Holder Visits with Students, Community Leaders and Michael Brown’s Family in Ferguson

August 21, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

12 hours ago • By Kevin McDermott kmcdermott@post-dispatch.com 314-340-826842 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder meets with U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan (left), FBI Special Agent William P. Woods, and Acting Assistant Attorney General Molly Moran on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at FBI headquarters in downtown St. Louis. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com (8) More Photos St. Ann officer removed after pointing gun, threatening Ferguson...

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Are We Ever Going to Live Together?

August 20, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

It isn't just tempers heating up around the police involved shooting in Ferguson, the thermostat is heading north, too. We are now facing days on end of near 100 degree weather. These could be the hottest days this Summer. The headline today is that Attorney General Eric Holder is in Ferguso to confer with local officials about the federal investigation into...

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What’s for Dinner

August 18, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

From all recipes.com: http://allrecipes.com/video/677/amazing-pork-tenderloin-in-the-slow-cooker/detail.aspx

Kirkwood Shares Lessons Learned For Healing With Ferguson

August 18, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

By LINDA LOCKHART Michael Brown’s parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., are still waiting to bury their son, who was shot and killed on Aug. 10, by a Ferguson police officer. For them, healing probably seems like something that’s still a long way off. But for the people of Ferguson, where peaceful protests turned violent in the week since Brown’s death,...

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August 18, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

No school for kids in Ferguson and nearby districts   

By Aisha Sultan asultan@post-dispatch.com

August 18, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

At least two children were treated and released for tear gas exposure Sunday after protests in Ferguson turned violent, according a spokeswoman at St. Louis Children's Hospital. One adult has also been treated at Christian Hospital, a spokesman said. Dr. Doug Carlson, who works in the ER at Children's, said he has never treated tear gas exposure before but has treated children...

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Transparency is Best

August 18, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

There are two scenarios unfolding in Ferguson this morning. And one of them seems to make the case for greater transparency between a community and its police department. Scenario #1 has dominated the headlines for a week. That Michael Brown was the victim of excessive force by a police department that singles out blacks for different treatment than whites. Scenario #2 is...

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McCullogh sending case to Grand Jury

August 16, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

County Prosecutor sending case to Grand Jury 

“Check your Assumptions”

August 16, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

There is a saying going around college campuses these days that pops up in conversations regularly. "Check your Privilege." It is a reminder that a person's perspective is often honed by life experience, a level of stability not marred by hunger, danger or economic peril. It's a way to stop someone who may be staking out one position or another...

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