Columbia Water and Light is taking this weekend’s Sustainable Living Fair as an opportunity to talk about the city’s progress in renewable energy usage. Columbia currently has a requirement that 2 percent of the electric portfolio include energy generated from renewable resources.
U.S. Representative and Senatorial candidate Todd Akin said Friday he plans to recover his campaign after the criticism over his comments about rape and abortion. He addressed this at the Columbia Pachyderm Club.
Heavy rains from Hurricane Isaac provided relief to some – but not all – farmers and ranchers in the drought-stricken Midwest, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly report, which came out on Thursday.
Richard Freese sits in the waiting room of Family Care Health Centers in St. Louis. Freese is self-employed, servicing and selling industrial machines. But he says if he wound up hospitalized, he’d have no income – and no way to pay his bills.
Fulton’s Westminster College has received license approval from Arizona to open a campus in the state’s third largest city of Mesa. President Barney Forsythe says that after the city of Mesa completed its marketing study research, researchers found that there was an under representation of private residential higher education in Arizona.
Forsythe says that the school’s intent is to hire mostly locally in the Mesa and Phoenix area for the new campus.