Congressman Clay Interview
Dec14

Congressman Clay Interview

EXCLUSIVE: Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO), sat down for an exclusive interview this week with Antonio French, publisher of The NorthSider, live by remote from his office in Washington, D.C. In this wide-ranging interview, the nine-term congressman, who was recently elected to his tenth, discussed what we can expect when the Democrats take over the House of Representatives in January; the possibility of impeaching President Donald Trump;...

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Filing Opens for City Offices
Nov29

Filing Opens for City Offices

Filing opened this week for candidates for city offices, including President of the Board of Alderman. Current Board President Lewis Reed filed for re-election, and will face challenges from 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Ellyia Green and Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed during the primary election on March 5, 2019. Reed is the first African American to be elected to that office, and has served since 2007. In addition to presiding...

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With Friends Like These…
Nov29

With Friends Like These…

As candidates begin to file to run for election and re-election to the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, African-Americans, who are the largest racial group in the city, have another opportunity to finally claim a proportional number of seats on the city’s governing body. But one group, more than any other, stands in the way: white allies. Every 10 years, the boundaries of the city’s 28 wards are redrawn. Using the latest data from the...

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Medical Marijuana, Minimum Wage Pass
Nov08

Medical Marijuana, Minimum Wage Pass

Missouri voters approved several changes to state law during Tuesday’s election, including raising the state’s minimum wage and allowing the possession and use of marijuana for medical purposes. Three of the four amendments listed on Tuesday’s ballot, plus three propositions, passed. Constitutional Amendment 1 was designed to ban lawmakers from accepting gifts from lobbyists, require transparency with campaign...

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Rollout of medical marijuana will take several months
Nov08

Rollout of medical marijuana will take several months

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri has joined the long list of states allowing medical marijuana, but it’ll likely be late next year at the earliest before people with cancer, HIV and other serious ailments will be able to obtain it. Missouri became the 31st state to approve medical marijuana when voters on Tuesday approved Amendment 2 . Voters likely expedited the implementation process by rejecting two competing medical marijuana...

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Voter Guide: Understanding the Ballot Issues
Nov01

Voter Guide: Understanding the Ballot Issues

As Election Day approaches, Missouri has placed what appears to be a few progressive issues on the Nov. 6 ballot—proving the state is trying to catch up with the times. Along with the usual ballot items like Senate, State Reps, and Circuit Court Judges, amendments and propositions focused on campaign financing, legalizing medical marijuana, and increasing the minimum wage to a livable amount are being placed in front of St. Louisans....

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