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I-70 Sign Show creator Anne Thompson hopes the public art project stirs up conversations about the ubiquity of billboard signage and messages along the highway.

Billboards surprise motorists with art instead of ads

Feb 16, 2015
Artists hope the signs spur conversations about social and political issues.
Posted In: artists, billboards, Ferguson

2014 by the numbers

Jan 1, 2015
As a new year stretches out before us, a look at the numbers that defined 2014.
Posted In: oil price, Ferguson, midterm elections
Police attempt to control demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

A diverse group will address inequity in Ferguson

Dec 1, 2014
Commission is given a big task: Make the region a “fairer place for everyone to live.”
Posted In: Ferguson, socioeconomic factors, unrest, commission
Police guard the Ferguson Police Department while demonstrators wait for the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case.

Social media & social justice in the wake of Ferguson

Nov 28, 2014
The story first broke online, and social media have been a force throughout.
Posted In: Ferguson, protests, Twitter, Facebook, social media
A holiday sign that straddles the street by the Ferguson police station has become a familiar image this week.

A video tour of Ferguson, Missouri

Nov 26, 2014
Driving from one end of the town to the other provides some perspective on where protests are taking place.
Posted In: Ferguson
An armed National Guard patrolman smokes a cigarette amid the rubble following the Watts riots in Los Angeles in August 1965

The lingering cost of rioting

Nov 26, 2014
Two economists who studied the long-term effects of urban rioting say many cities never truly recover.
Posted In: rioting, Ferguson, history
A local beauty supply store burns as demonstrators on Nov. 24 protest the death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer, in Ferguson.

Would #BoycottBlackFriday help Ferguson, or Wal-Mart?

Nov 26, 2014
It depends on whether customers just buy the same stuff later. Or get creative.
Posted In: Black Friday, Ferguson, boycott
People crowd the first floor of a Macy's before the store's midnight opening that kicks off the "Black Friday" shopping weekend. A social-media campaign to boycott Black Friday in protest of events in Ferguson, Missouri, has begun to take shape.

Making a statement by spending – or not

Nov 26, 2014
The numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
Posted In: Ferguson, Black Friday, Uber, San Francisco, flu

On-the-ground coverage from protests Ferguson

Nov 25, 2014
Marketplace's Adam Allington is in Missouri covering the grand jury decision.
Posted In: Ferguson, police, protest
Swiish Bar and Grill

A tale of two Fergusons

Aug 22, 2014
Marketplace's Noel King and Lindsay Foster Thomas recap their trip to Ferguson, Missouri and tell us about their experience.
Posted In: Ferguson, missouri, protests

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