Missouri

AmerenUE moves electrical lines underground
11:00 pm
Sun May 11, 2008

AmerenUE moves electrical lines underground

Even as AmerenUE battled a new round of power outages brought on by weekend storms, the Missouri utility giant continues to ramp up its plan to move more and more of its most vulnerable electrical lines underground.

Underground wires

 

Photo courtesy of AmerenUE

Ameren Vice President Richard Mark shows the type of cables that are being put under ground to improve reliability.

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Two controversial initiative petition drives fail
11:00 pm
Sun May 4, 2008

Two controversial initiative petition drives fail

Wherever workers appeared to gather signatures for the initiative petition to bar state affirmative programs in Missouri, chances are that someone from the WeCAN organization was  standing by with a counter-argument against the petition.

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Analysis - Earthquakes reinforce need for planning
11:00 pm
Fri April 18, 2008

Analysis - Earthquakes reinforce need for planning

As windows rattled, beds shook and bricks tumbled, Midwesterners
inevitably reacted with shock, fear and even wonder at Friday’s series
of earthquakes centered in southeastern Illinois and felt across a
dozen states.

about the author


William Allen teaches science journalism at the University of Missouri
at Columbia and leads the Agricultural Journalism Program. He reported
on science, medicine and the environment for the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch from 1989-2002.

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Analysis - Earthquakes reinforce need for planning
11:00 pm
Fri April 18, 2008

Analysis - Earthquakes reinforce need for planning

As windows rattled, beds shook and bricks tumbled, Midwesterners
inevitably reacted with shock, fear and even wonder at Friday’s series
of earthquakes centered in southeastern Illinois and felt across a
dozen states.

about the author


William Allen teaches science journalism at the University of Missouri
at Columbia and leads the Agricultural Journalism Program. He reported
on science, medicine and the environment for the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch from 1989-2002.

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Charter schools
11:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2008

Charter schools

Following weeks of
English and math drills, tens of thousands of public school students
are sweating through another season of Missouri Assessment Program
testing. The scores are supposed to help the public figure out, among
other things, whether charter schools are as good an investment as
traditional public schools.

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