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It was a busy year for the journalists at St. Louis Public Radio. We asked our readers and staff to send us their favorite stories of 2018, then compiled them for you to read — or re-read — and enjoy as we look back at the year that was. Come back for more in 2019!

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January 10

Before Target and Trader Joe’s in Brentwood – an African-American neighborhood was there

January 12

Greitens railed against 'career politicians,' now few are coming to his rescue

January 12

Politically Speaking: Taking stock of a startling week in Missouri politics

January 18

'Couldn’t believe I was seeing it': Home movies offer rare glimpse of gay life in St. Louis in 1945

January 23

Facing deportation, a father takes sanctuary in a Maplewood church

January 31

Truancy officers work with families, schools to get absent students back to class

February 12

What's next for the West Lake Landfill

February 15

'Black Panther' becomes cultural moment for many in St. Louis

February 15

‘No doubt about it’: Mother of Mary Jo Trokey says postpartum disorder led to homicide-suicide

February 22

Grand jury indicts Gov. Greitens

February 23

After 'Atomic Homefront' release, frustrated residents fill Army Corps Coldwater Creek meeting

March 3

As Missouri Democrats gear up for elections, a divide emerges about Greitens’ future

March 22

Wash U researchers hope to train the brain how to smell again

March 30

St. Louis #MediaNuns hold fast to tradition while embracing social media

April 12

If Greitens doesn’t go, his fellow Republicans may show him the door anyway

April 16

St. Louis-area high school students shine at Fox Theatre, attend special 'Hamilton' matinee

April 16

The ultimate hockey fan cave might be in an O'Fallon, Mo. basement

April 18

Proud residents near troubled MLK Drive want to 'live like people'

April 20

Curious Louis answers: What happens when an animal at the St. Louis Zoo dies?

April 23

Curious Louis: The future of St. Louis' 'unofficial' Chinatown

May 3

Economy has recovered, but St. Louis woman's American Dream is still gone

May 8

The Greitens trial: First-term prosecutor gears up for biggest case of her career

May 11

Gerry Rohde tribute: Staff and listeners share memories

May 13

Home for Mother's Day: St. Louis activists bail out African-American moms who can’t afford the fees

May 14

'Drag Queen Story Hour' returns to St. Louis Public Library with a flourish

May 14

'Herre' and 'thurr': how St. Louisans celebrate identity and accents on 314 Day

May 14

'Dust bowl' created by NGA project demolition blamed for sickening kids, teachers

May 14

Prosecutors drop felony invasion of privacy charge against Gov. Greitens

May 18

'I would rather bury old folks than young people': Funeral director works to end gun violence

May 23

The Great Recession: 10 Years Later

May 23

The Great Recession wrought life-altering changes for St. Louis area autoworkers

May 29

Greitens resigns as governor of Missouri

May 30

Once full of promise, Greitens becomes tarnished footnote of scandal and missed opportunity

May 31

Time to mourn, time to dance as local cloggers reflect on Emily Webb’s legacy

June 11

Senegal to St. Louis: Family’s search for the American dream sets graduate up for success

June 15

After school nurse sent report, was city's response to breathing illnesses enough?

June 16

Visiting theater pros cite yellowface, 'hurtful' stereotypes at the Muny

June 19

Family caregivers feel the strain as more people choose to age at home

June 21

Refugees sow tradition, cultivate 'healing' in St. Louis urban-farm program

July 4

Fair skies return above Arch as St. Louis celebrates Fourth of July

July 17

Shared love of chess helps build bridges at St. Louis homeless shelter

July 27

The weight of trauma: Racial profiling on black citizens has lasting effects

July 30

25 years later: Remembering the Great Flood of '93

July 30

St. Louis listeners, longtime journalists share 25 takeaways a quarter-century after '93 flood

August 7

'We don’t get the same protection': Black women shoot, learn gun safety at local range

August 28

McKee deal with St. Louis included complaint trackers but saw little follow through

August 31

LouFest contractors pull out of festival citing overdue payments

September 10

Trump casts large shadow on Missouri’s nationally watched Senate race

September 11

A better world doesn’t happen – it gets made': SCOTUS Justice Sotomayor stops in St. Louis

September 13

How divided is St. Louis? Local filmmaker seeks to find out in season two of 'Smoke City'

September 14

Medical foods are vital to treat rare diseases — but some insurers won't pay

September 19

James Comey talks Kavanaugh, Mueller investigation — and says he's not worried about his emails

September 21

10 years after the Great Recession, millennials still struggle to catch up with the economy

September 24

Curious Louis answers: What happens to all those used baseballs at Busch Stadium?

September 25

You can still get your Ted Drewes and your toasted ravs': How smaller grocers survive in St. Louis

September 29

On trip to Kenya, St. Louis teens give back, reconnect with roots

October 1

God let me live to see another day': Ferguson protester hopes for clemency

October 3

'It’s just the beginning' for Voice contestant, Florissant teen Kennedy Holmes

October 3

Illinois farmers put rare pig back on the dinner table to save it from extinction

October 4

At 31, rising star conductor Gemma New is a 'rare talent' at St. Louis Symphony

October 4

Legendary lyricist Sondheim dismisses protests calling for color-conscious casting as 'ridiculous' | St. Louis Public Radio

October 5

Pro wrestling legend Harley Race inspires Missouri's next generation of grapplers

October 10

Goat yoga — yes, that’s a thing — draws a crowd to Illinois farm

October 12

In 'Hip Hop Hamlet,' women prisoners express their humanity: 'I didn't feel like I was incarcerated'

October 18

Mvstermind dreams in platinum, continues his hip-hop evolution with 'modern St. Louis Blues'

October 24

Trying to do good work, practice faith': Ahmad family gives back near and far

October 25

There is no Nazi gene': Granddaughter of Nazi recounts discovering, reconciling family’s dark past

October 28

Obama portraitist Wiley casts 'resplendent, almost religious light' on Ferguson, St. Louis residents

October 29

Hawley, McCaskill zero in on central themes as U.S. Senate contest hits home stretch

November 7

In 'itty-bitty Fairmont City' library is heart of one of region’s largest Latino communities

November 7

Hawley ousts McCaskill to help Republicans keep control of U.S. Senate

November 8

'I want other kids to be able to heal': Florissant 9-year-old starts anti-bullying organization

November 9

'Just lucky I survived': Bombardier remembers World War II

November 15

Sledding away a snowy day on St. Louis' Art Hill

November 20

Local teen shares his discoveries about 'a girl named Geneva Abbott' and the 1st St. Louis arch

November 28

The changing face of drag: 'Not exactly a woman but I don't want to be a man'

November 30

Once promised for rehab, vacant buildings owned by developer Paul McKee now scar city’s north side

December 3

Throwing away dirty, unacceptable items imposes major burdens on recyclers

December 19

'Bullets don’t discriminate': St. Louis children face high rates of gun violence

December 20

'Any guns or weapons?': Pediatricians think checkups should include gun safety

December 21

As a singer reclaims her voice, Sleepy Kitty becomes a band again

December 24

Cut & Paste: At 17, Congolese refugee Jacob Shacko sings songs of experience and hope

December 24

Coming in 4th on 'The Voice' doesn't faze this 14-year-old Florissant girl

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