Rachel Lippmann

Lippmann returned to her native St. Louis after spending two years covering state government in Lansing, Michigan. She earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and followed (though not directly) in Maria Altman's footsteps in Springfield, also earning her graduate degree in public affairs reporting. She's also done reporting stints in Detroit, Michigan and Austin, Texas. Rachel likes to fill her free time with good books, good friends, good food, and good baseball.

State News
4:12 am
Fri August 15, 2014

On Fifth Night of Protests, Calm Settles Over Ferguson

Mo. State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson joins a march of youth and pastors to a looted QuikTrip in Ferguson on August 14, 2014.

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 4:49 pm

The sound of honking horns became a symbol Thursday night along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson.

It was the first night since Saturday -- the day Michael Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer -- that traffic had been allowed to move freely along one of the main commercial strips in Ferguson. There was no line of police in riot gear and armored vehicles facing off against a crowd. The few officers spotted were in regular uniforms. The atmosphere felt more like a party than a protest.

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State News
5:34 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Protestors asked for suggestions to reduce tensions

Credit Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio

Activists who work in north St. Louis County used the fourth day of protests over the shooting of an unarmed teenager to try and channel some of the anger into productive conversations. 

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State News
5:04 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Peaceful Protest Against Police Brutality Turns Into Night Of Violence

A memorial at the site where Michael Brown was shot on August 9th.

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 5:42 pm

Updated at 7 a.m. Monday
The situation in Ferguson has settled down following a night of destruction.
There is no more systematic looting, but small groups are still casing stores, according to St.
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