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Fort Leonard Wood could lose 1,000 soldiers by 2015

Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:35 Published in Local News
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (AP) - The Fort Leonard Wood Army base in south-central Missouri is expected to lose 1,000 soldiers by October 2015.
 
   Base spokeswoman Tiffany Wood confirmed the cuts to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She says it is part of budget cuts throughout the U.S. military.
 
   Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith, who oversees Fort Leonard Wood, discussed the cuts Wednesday at a town hall meeting on the base. Wood says Army officials told base leadership two weeks ago about the cutbacks.
 
   About 7,000 uniformed personnel work at Fort Leonard Wood, along with 12,000 military personnel there for training and 9,000 civilian employees

Survey: Illinois has most "green" building space

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 09:58 Published in Local News
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A survey finds that Illinois leads the nation in the amount "green" building space it has.
 
The U.S. Green Building Council announced its top states Tuesday for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - or LEED.
 
Illinois certified 171 projects representing 29 million square feet in 2013 - or 2.3 square feet per resident.
 
The Green Building Council says LEED buildings use sustainable building design. They use less energy and water, saving money and reducing carbon emissions.
 
Top LEED projects certified in Illinois in 2013 included the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie; a 57-story tower at 300 North LaSalle Street in Chicago; the Caterpillar Visitors Center in Peoria; Lincoln Hall at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and Springfield's Workforce Careers Center at Lincoln Land Community College.
 

Minimum wage hike supporters to rally at St. Louis City Hall

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 09:48 Published in Local News

Supporters of raising the minimum wage are set to rally yet again.

 

The event will take place outside of City Hall in downtown St. Louis. Participants are urging leaders to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. The Congressional Budget Office came out with a report saying that raising the bottom wage that much could result in tens of thousands of job losses.

 

The rally runs from 1 until 2 this afternoon.

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