Jefferson City, Mo. – Democratic members of a Missouri Senate committee have issued a report criticizing the Republican chairman's inquiry into last year's delayed release of E. coli test results from the Lake of the Ozarks.
St. Louis – Around the country arts organizations are starting a new trend in community arts funding. Groups like Feast in Brooklyn and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis are hosting soup dinners where for about $10 patrons get soup, bread and a packet containing proposals submitted by artists. After a vote by everyone at the dinner the proceeds are awarded to the artist with the most votes.