Jefferson City, MO – Missouri voters will decide this fall whether a ban on gay marriage should become part of the state constitution. In the final minutes of the session, the House voted to place the measure on the state-wide ballot. The resolution passed on 124-to-25 in the House. Earlier it cleared the Senate by a 26-to-6 vote. The question will go on the November ballot unless Governor Bob Holden decides to place it on the August primary ballot.
A crew of historic re-enactors began a journey up the Missouri River Friday afternoon. They're re-tracing the route that explorers Lewis and Clark took on their famous westward journey 200 years ago. In spite of wind and rain, several hundred people watched as the boats departed from a riverbank north of Hartford, Illinois.
St. Louis, MO – About 100 union members picketed the president's campaign fundraiser outside Hunter Engineering, an automotive services equipment plant in Bridgeton. The plant has lost 135 jobs since the 1980's. Referring to the war in Iraq, the St. Louis Labor Council's Robert Soutier questioned the president's support for U.S. workers: