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.

| News Editor

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.

| Staff Reporter

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

Amid FBI inquiry, Jeff Smith cancels class and mulls resigning Mo. Senate seat

Reports have surfaced that Washington University instructor and state Sen. Jeff Smith, D-St. Louis, could resign his seat amid a possible federal inquiry regarding his 2004 congressional campaign.

| Copy Chief

Federal, state funding helps Metro restore some bus service

This week, Metro bus service, which had been cut back earlier this year, was restored to parts of St. Louis. About 55 percent of the bus service Metro cut in March was reinstated.

| Copy Chief

MBA graduate and law professor face off in Mo. state auditor race

The Republican primary race for Missouri state auditor between two Washington University faces, a professor and an MBA graduate, has heated up as one of them ramped up his campaign last week.

| Copy Chief

Make college tax deductible

Recognizing the importance of higher education for success in the modern, globalized world, Missouri state senator Timothy Green recently introduced a bill that would create a deduction against taxpayer’s state income tax for the value of college tuition.

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