Christopher Dwyer [Photo]

Christopher Dwyer

Kurt Schaefer [Photo]

Kurt Schaefer

Chuck Graham [Photo]

Chuck Graham

On the issues: Chuck Graham [Slideshow]

19th District Missouri Senate candidate Chuck Graham responds to the following topics:

Why are you the best candidate to represent this district?
Explain your positions on and ideas about higher education in Missouri.
Explain your positions on and ideas about K-12 education in Missouri.
What are the best strategies for improving Missouri’s highways?
What do you think the next General Assembly should do to address health care in Missouri?
Assess Missouri’s economic climate and tell us what you would do to improve it.
Are there other issues you would like to address?

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Don Hertzfeldt [Photo]

This is a still from Don Hertzfeldt's latest film "I Am So Proud of You." He created the short animated films "Rejected" and "Everything Will Be OK," and he will present his new film at Ragtag Cinema at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a short discussion with Hertzfeldt after the showings.

MU v Texas in Austin [Slideshow]

Missouri lost 56-31 to Texas at Royal-Memorial Stadium in Austin on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008.

Mary Still [Photo]

Mary Still is proud of her campaign for the 25th District seat, saying she has knocked on more than 5,000 doors to talk to voters about the election.

Mary Still answers questions from the Missourian [Slideshow]

25th District candidate Mary Still answers questions from the Missourian.
The Missourian was unable to get audio and video of Republican Ryan Asbridge, who has been deployed overseas by the Navy.
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Mary Still campaigns for 25th District [Video]

Watch a video of 25th District candidate Mary Still.
The Missourian was unable to get audio and video of Republican Ryan Asbridge, who has been deployed overseas by the Navy.
You can also find additional election content at

Dad's home [Photo]

Jeff Thompson watches as his wife, Cassi, plays with their son Caleb outside their Centralia home. Caleb, whose birthday is in July, had to celebrate it earlier this month because Jeff was on the road driving his truck.

A Belated Gift [Photo]

Caleb Thompson drives his belated birthday gift under the supervision of his dad, Jeff. The Thompsons celebrated Caleb's birthday three months late because Jeff was on the road for his truck driving job.

One family, two truck drivers [Photo]

Caleb Thompson and his parents, Jeff and Cassi, walk their dog in front of their Centralia home. Jeff Thompson works as a truck driver for Swift Transportation Co. Inc., and often finds himself away from his family three weeks to a month at a time due to his job.

A most important truck stop [Photo]

Jeff Thompson plays with his son Caleb, 3 in front of Thompson's semi-truck. Thompson's job as a truck driver forces him to be away for extended periods of time: "I like the job. I just don't like being away from him (Caleb)."

Ryan Asbridge [Photo]

Ryan Asbridge graduated from Rock Bridge High School, earned three degrees from MU and has been involved in the Columbia community.

Million Man March [Photo]

From left, Tracy Edwards (Chief First Ward ambassador), Nathan Stephens (director of the Black Culture Center at MU), and Darrell Foster (First Ward ambassador) link arms at the end of the gathering for the 13th anniversary of the Million Man March Sunday afternoon at Douglass Park. Speakers encouraged positive change, decreasing crime and increasing community and youth involvement in the First Ward.

Film festival features workshop [Photo]

Stephanie Barber, left, shows Candice Carmichael how to design a strip of film during a handmade film workshop at the Citizen Jane Film Festival on Sunday morning at Stephens College.

Citizen Jane Film Festival offers workshop [Photo]

Isabel Accurso, left, and Jane Accurso look at film against the light to better the image during a handmade film workshop on Sunday at the Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Pinkel ponders awful first half [Photo]

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel walks off the field at halftime of the Tigers' 56-31 loss Saturday at Texas.

Too many cases [Photo]

Closed files from the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, 2008, fill several columns of filing cabinets in the Columbia Public Defender’s office storage room. By the end of the fiscal year at least 56 filing cabinet drawers will be packed full of paperwork.

Piles of work [Photo]

District Defender Kevin O’Brien works on the paperwork covering his desk at Columbia’s Public Defender’s office on Wednesday afternoon. The piles of case work represent only five business days' worth of files.