Missouri’s same-sex marriage ruling a step in the right direction

A day after midterm elections drastically altered the makeup of the national legislature, a substantial judicial decision hit Missouri: St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, adding to a wave of similar rulings nationwide.

Why to vote ‘No’ on Amendment 3, Props A and E, ‘Yes’ on Prop B

While most of you who will be voting tomorrow have probably decided which candidates you’re going to vote for, if you’re voting in Missouri there are four ballot measures you should also carefully consider (not counting Proposition R for those of you in the City of St. Louis). Here’s our take on these four initiatives.

Re: Wind power

To the editor: Wind power is a key component to a healthy, prosperous Missouri. Wind energy not only provides a viable source of clean power but also ensures long-term economic opportunities that can give us the local jobs and financial support our state needs. Wind turbine installation in Missouri has tripled from 2009 to 2010.

Consider switching your voter registration to Missouri

This Tuesday, local elections took place in districts across Missouri: in Clayton, in University City, in St. Louis. You probably didn’t vote, and you’re not alone if you spent the day studying in Whispers or writing a paper instead. In fact, only about 90,000 people in all of St. Louis County showed up to cast their votes Tuesday.

Fightin’-Dem Blues

Missouri Democrats are troubled by the prospect of a primary race between Reps. Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay over the U.S. House of Representatives seat for Missouri’s first congressional district. Last week, U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan signed up on the first day of candidate filing to run against fellow Democrat U.S. Rep.

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Memo to Candidates: Tell us your views on these issues

With 6144 students, the undergraduate population of Wash. U. represents a sizable voting block with the ability to influence electoral outcomes in the surrounding legislative districts and statewide.

Schools aim for consensus on future of student aid programs

In order to settle the current battle regarding the distribution of scholarship money in the Access Missouri program, officials from 10 universities have gathered to try to reach a consensus on the issue.

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Frog die-off alarms University researchers

Researchers at Washington University have noticed an unusual decline in the number of frog species found in Central America.

| News Editor

Midwest states push high-speed rail system

The push for high-speed rail in the Midwest picked up steam last week, when eight Midwestern states applied for stimulus money that would pave the way for speed upgrades to the rail network that have some policymakers and students excited.

| Copy Chief

Freshman Press: I may be in Missouri, but I’m not in Kansas anymore

I have spent the last 18 years of my life surrounded by cornfields, singing to farmhands about happy little blue birds and traversing the space to and beyond rainbows and other light-induced phenomena (I exaggerate, but only a bit). The song is over now and I find myself translated to an unfamiliar world with a new pair of shoes—they aren’t ruby, but I’ll get over it.

| Freshman Press Columnist