US consumer prices increased 0.3 percent in October

Consumer prices climbed 0.3 percent in October, with higher prices for gasoline, used autos and housing contributing to the increase. The Labor Department said Wednesday that this measure of inflation has jumped 2.5 percent over the past 12 months. Adjusted for rising prices, average weekly wages have improved 0.9 percent this year. That’s an increase …

For SIUE basketball, building success begins with building the Cougars' brand

Edwardville native Jon Harris paid his dues for over a decade before being hired in 2015 to take over as the men’s head basketball coach at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. As assistant coach at four NCAA Division I programs including Missouri State, Tennessee and California before taking on the task of rebuilding the Cougars …

Carbon Tax, competitive House seats on state ballot

The crowded Washington state ballot for Tuesday’s election includes four initiatives, 10 congressional races, a U.S. Senate seat and more than 100 legislative contests. Here are the highlights: CARBON TAX AMONG HIGH-PROFLE MEASURES Initiative 1631 would charge large carbon emitters fees on fossil fuels used or sold in the state or electricity generated within the …