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Shift from cash to credit leads to changes for consumers, businesses

Story by Maddy Siriouthay, Lakeville South High School COLUMBIA — Money is expensive in any form. “Cash is still king,” said Mary Wilkerson, senior vice president of marketing at Boone County National Bank. But the throne might be compromised with the advancements of money today. With the swipe of a card and a flick of the … Continue reading

Economy & Policy / Sustainability

LEED certification can make buildings more sustainable, saves money

Story by Carter Woodiel, Columbia High School, Maplewood, N.J. COLUMBIA — You can’t tell immediately that the office is different, but a few things separate it from a typical workplace. The walls are lined with thick insulation to keep down heating and cooling costs. The carpet underfoot is made of recycled contents. The paint on … Continue reading

Area food banks benefit from Restorative Justice Gardens
Economy & Policy

Area food banks benefit from Restorative Justice Gardens

Story by Maddy Siriouthay, Lakeville South High School COLUMBIA — Fighting hunger and fighting crime don’t usually go hand-in-hand. Through the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and the Restorative Justice Gardens in Missouri prisons, that’s being changed. Restorative Justice initiated a program in prisons across the state that allows offenders to repay the … Continue reading