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Tom and Renette Weller pose in their home [Photo]

Tom and Renette Weller sit in their rental home on Feb. 4. The house didn't have a working furnace until late December.

Vehicles traverse I-70 [Photo]

Vehicles travel along Interstate 70 in Foristell, Missouri. Built in the 1950s and '60s with a life expectancy of 20 years, a 200-mile span of the four-lane interstate between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City is crumbling beneath its surface as it carries more than 30,000 vehicles a day on many of its rural stretches.

Vehicles drive on I-70 at night [Photo]

Vehicles travel along Interstate 70 in Wright City, Missouri. Built in the 1950s and '60s with an expected life of 20 years, a 200-mile span of the four-lane interstate between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City is crumbling beneath its surface as it carries more than 30,000 vehicles a day on many of its rural stretches.

Tractor-trailer passes patched portion of I-70 [Photo]

A tractor-trailer travels past a patched portion of Interstate 70 in Wright City, Missouri. Built in the 1950s and '60s with an expected life of 20 years, a 200-mile span of the four-lane interstate between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City is crumbling beneath its surface as it carries more than 30,000 vehicles a day on many of its rural stretches.

PHOTO GALLERY: State seeks alternative highway funding [Gallery]

Work continues on bridge in Washington [Photo]

Work continues on the new Highway 520 floating bridge across Lake Washington as traffic moves along the adjacent, existing four-lane bridge between Medina, Washington, and Seattle, in the distance. Washington has imposed fees on owners of electric vehicles, and Gov. Jay Inslee recently proposed a carbon-emissions tax on the state’s largest polluters that would help finance transportation projects. He describes it as “transportation pollution paying for transportation solutions.”

PHOTO GALLERY: SoCo Club closes its doors, hosts final drag show [Gallery]

Allessandra Blaze (BJ Worley) prepares for the last drag show at SoCo Club on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. SoCo Club held a farewell celebration and drag show after 15 years in Columbia.

Allessandra Blaze prepares for the last drag show at SoCo [Photo]

Allessandra Blaze (BJ Worley) prepares Saturday for the last drag show at SoCo Club. The club held a farewell celebration that featured a drag show to mark its last night open after 15 years in Columbia.

Allessandra Blaze performs at SoCo's last drag show [Photo]

Allessandra Blaze (BJ Worley), performs Saturday at SoCo Club's last drag show. After 15 years in operation, the Columbia club will close this weekend.

Three drag queens get ready to perform in SoCo's last show [Photo]

From left: Coco Fantasee (André Williams), Allessandra Blaze (BJ Worley) and Jennicka Fierz (Curtis Brooks) get ready to perform in SoCo Club's last drag show on Saturday. The club is closing after 15 years.

Sheerah Pleazure's makeup box sits backstage at SoCo [Photo]

Sheerah Pleazure's (Nathaniel Bane) makeup box sits backstage Saturday at SoCo Club. Pleazure has been performing at SoCo Club for two years.

Mike Eierman hugs Jaydin Clayton [Photo]

Mike Eierman, left, hugs his stepson, Fr. Tolton High School senior Jaydin Clayton, on Saturday after the last match of Clayton's high school wrestling career at Mizzou Arena. Clayton stands undefeated, 158-0, for all four years in high school. He plans on attending MU next year.

PHOTO GALLERY: MSHSAA State Wrestling Championships [Gallery]

The MSHSAA State Wrestling Championship was held at Mizzou Arena from Thursday to Saturday.

Wrestlers match up in MSHSAA State Championship [Photo]

Dakota Bronson, left, from Neosho High School, wrestles with Lamont Wilson of Webster Groves High School during the MSHSAA State Wrestling Championship on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Eyes on the state wrestling prize [Photo]

Brock Mauller, right, from Fr. Tolton High School, focuses on his opponent, Trey Smith of Seneca High School during their wrestling match on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Mauller defeated Smith to win the Missouri State Championship in his weight class.

MSHSAA State Wrestling Championship pin [Photo]

Clayton Berry, bottom, from Holt High School, struggles to get out from under Kyran Hagan of Eureka High School during their wrestling match on Saturday. The MSHSAA State Wrestling Championship was held at Mizzou Arena from Thursday to Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Uncertain future for funding Boone County road maintenance [Gallery]

Interstate 70 and U.S. 63 might be the only Boone County roads the state can afford to properly maintain by 2017. The city of Columbia funds most routine roadwork through a permanent transportation sales tax of one-eighth cent and grants from the state and the federal government, though there are problems with these sources.

Jaydin Clayton celebrates his championship [Photo]

Jaydin Clayton, a senior from Fr. Tolton High School, celebrates his win during the MSHSAA State Wrestling Championship on Saturday. Clayton was undefeated, 158-0, for all four years. He plans on attending MU next year.

Jaydin Clayton remains undefeated [Photo]

Jaydin Clayton, a senior from Tolton High School, stares down his opponent, Corbin Menke of Lawson High School, during their wrestling match on Saturday. With Clayton's last match of his high school career over, he stands undefeated 158-0.

Penguins, Blues fight for puck [Photo]

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Robert Bortuzzo, left, and St. Louis Blues’ Patrik Berglund, of Sweden fight for the puck during the second period of Saturday's hockey game in St. Louis.
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