Tuition Hikes Proposed for University of Missouri System

COLUMBIA, MO (AP) The four-campus University of Missouri system is proposing raising tuition and required fees of in-state undergraduates by 2.1 percent for the fiscal year that begins in July. System officials consider the increases “modest” and say they’d generate $14.4 million in revenues. The administrators cite “significant financial and budgetary pressures” on the campuses in…

NLEC Seeks Help From Governor

The fight continues after the closure of the New Life Evangelistic Center. Reverend Larry Rice and more than 100 homeless people gathered in downtown St. Louis outside of city hall on Thursday morning to sign a petition, which calls on Governor Eric Greitens to provide a state building for an emergency shelter. After years of…

House would require cursive writing in Illinois schools

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Don’t toss the grammar-school composition paper yet. The Illinois House approved legislation 67-48 Wednesday requiring elementary and high schools to teach cursive writing. The sponsor is Chicago Democratic Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch. He says it’s important that tech-savvy children to retain cursive writing to read historical documents, write personal notes and…

President Trump Outlines Tax Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dismissing concerns about ballooning federal deficits, President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed dramatic tax cuts for U.S. businesses and individuals — outlining an overhaul his administration promises will spur economic growth and simplify America’s tangle of tax code rules. His proposal, a one-page sketch short on detail, would reduce the top corporate…