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Struggles On MLK Streets

Thoroughfares have declined over the decades

January 20, 2014
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

ST. LOUIS - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

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