Kansas City, MO – When Missouri's governor proposed selling the state's student loan operation and using the $400 million in proceeds to fund a campus building boom, the plan was roundly panned and replaced by one in which the student loan agency just pays the government about $400 million, and sells whatever assets necessary to do it.
New Albany, Ind. – Preservationists and Catholic leaders in Indiana are working to save the boyhood home of the late Joseph Cardinal Ritter. He grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood of New Albany, Ind. and went on to desegregate Catholic schools in the archdioceses of Indianapolis and St. Louis. Ritter died in 1967.
St. Louis – Despite low turnout and new electronic voting machines, St. Louis city election officials did not get all the ballots from Tuesday's election counted until well after midnight.
They had hoped to get things wrapped up by 9 p.m. But Republican election director Scott Leiendecker says judges at four precincts left before staff could come around and pick up the machines' memory cards.