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OVERLAND • Ritenour School District bus driver Kathy Lamb has loved the St. Louis Cardinals her whole life — and it shows.

Lamb’s No. 22 bus has been transformed into an ode to her love of the team during spring training this year.

The 62-year-old has decorated the bus front-to-back with Cardinals memorabilia. She quizzes her passengers on team trivia...

LEBANON • Of course, she gets just a little nervous waiting to find out which word officials at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee will throw at her, Alice Liu admits.

But Liu is a pro. She’s been through the St. Louis bee before and into the late rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington.

She makes sure...

ST. LOUIS • Students from at least two dozen schools in the St. Louis area walked out of class or held assemblies as part of a national day of protests one month after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school.

The coordinated school walkouts were loosely organized by Empower, the youth wing of the Women's March, which...

At least 15 public schools in the St. Louis area will be joining in Wednesday’s national school walkout, organized to demand gun control legislation.

• Live updates: Students take part in national walkouts after Florida shooting

But students and school leaders across the region have different opinions of what the walkouts should be about.

Many school administrators and students are...

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • The University of Illinois is considering an expansion of its solar farm.

The University of Illinois South Farms has been idle since October when on-site electrical system issues occurred, The (Champaign) News-Gazette reported. But it's scheduled to resume operations soon.

University officials have discussed expanding the 21-acre solar farm to help meet renewable-energy goals outlined in the...

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