St. Louis, Mo. – A massive power outage is unlikely to happen in Missouri.
That's according to the state's largest electric company. AmerenU-E says power generators are closer to the demand here and Missouri's central location makes it interconnected to other state systems that could help in a jam.
St. Louis, MO – Sharpton marched with protestors in St. Louis July 31 to fight for increased minority contractor participation in the Metrolink light rail expansion project. On Saturday, he'll visit a North St. Louis shopping center as a Democratic candidate seeking the White House. Activist Zaki Baruti says the event is designed to help Sharpton carve out a niche among Missouri voters:
St. Louis, Mo. – Environmental groups say two power plants in the Metro East are the area's largest sources of air pollution - and they want the state to take action.
A public hearing was held this week on new clean air permits for Dynegy Midwest Generation's Wood River and Baldwin power plants. Kathy Andria, with American Bottom Conservancy, says her group and others used the opportunity to tell regulators how the coal-burning plants are endangering the health of Metro East residents.
St. Louis, Mo. – St. Louis officials say they're continuing to work with community leaders to ensure a smooth start to the first day of school. Some 41,000 public school children are slated to return to class September 8.
However, some parents and civic activists enraged over budget cuts and layoffs have threatened to keep children at home on the first day.