Gov. Nixon talks about budget reform at MU

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks Wednesday, April 7, at the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU. During the talk, Nixon detailed for budget reform in Missouri. The governor talked about ways the state could cut spending in the face of decreased available funds. "Our most pressing challenge is closing a $500 million budget gap, caused by lower-than-normal state revenue," he said.

McDavid wins outer precincts; Wade took inner ones

A map of mayoral election results by precinct shows McDavid winning nearly every outer-city precinct, while Jerry Wade won most of those in the center city. Use our interactive map to show all elections results by precinct.

Proposition 1 passes

From left, Lonnie, Karen and Adam Taylor celebrate the passing of Proposition 1, which approves the installation of surveillance cameras in the central business district of Columbia, at mayor-elect Bob McDavid's election result watch party on Tuesday night at Shiloh Bar & Grill.

Whitt celebrates with wife, Annelle

Columbia School Board Member-elect James A. Whitt and his wife, Annelle, celebrate being elected to a three-year term after receiving 30.2% of the votes Tuesday, at Boone Tavern.

Mees wins school board position

Jan Mees, right middle, speaks with Representative Stephen Webber, left, Tim Harlan, left middle, and Karla Despain, right, at the Mees watch party at Jack's Gourmet Restaurant on Tuesday. Mees won her election for the School Board.

Victorious Sessions speaks to supporters

Columbia School Board Member-elect Jonathan Sessions speaks to supporters gathered at Uprise Bakery on Tuesday. Sessions defeated opponent Philip G. Peters, Jr.

McDavid beats five opponents to become mayor

Mayor-elect Bob McDavid celebrates his win with his daughter Kim Schmidt, son Scott McDavid, wife Suzanne and members of the Columbia Fire Department on stage at Shiloh Bar and Grill on Tuesday evening. McDavid won the mayor's seat with 54 percent of the vote.

Whitt elected to School Board

James A. Whitt, Columbia School Board candidate elect, watches with Michelle Pruitt, a current Columbia School Board member, at Boone Tavern as results to Tuesday's election came in showing that Whitt would be elected to a three-year term on the Columbia Pubilc School Board.

Jan Mees elected to School Board

Jan Mees, right middle, speaks with Rep. Stephen Webber, left, Tim Harlan, left middle, and Karla Despain, right, at the Mees watch party at Jack's Gourmet Restaurant on Tuesday. Mees won her election for the School Board.

Dudley wins Fourth Ward council race

City Council Fourth Ward candidate Daryl Dudley talks with supporters Kathy Weishaar, right, and Pat Wilson at his watch party held at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. Wilson is Dudley's campaign treasurer and both came out to support Dudley.

Kespohl wins Third Ward council race

Forest "Red" Leighton, right, congratulates Gary Kespohl upon hearing of Kespohl's victory in the Third Ward City Council race against Karl Skala at the Kespohl watch party at Jack's Gourmet Restaurant on Tuesday.

Missouri assistant baseball coach Evan Pratte

Missouri assistant coach Evan Pratte takes a moment for a conversation with his son Paul after the Tigers' victory over SIUE on Tuesday at Taylor Stadium.

Missouri baseball pitcher Kevin Mahler vs. SIUE

Missouri pitcher Kevin Mahler closed out the game for the Tigers in their victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Tuesday at Taylor Stadium.

Mayor Hindman votes in 2010 election

Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman casts his ballot Tuesday afternoon at St. Andrews Lutheran Church. "I was excited to vote for the school bond and propositions, as it is truly important for the city," Hindman said. "But when it comes to the vote for mayor, I missed seeing my name there. It was really a final act before becoming fully aware that my tenure as mayor is truly over."

Craigslist founder speaks to students

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, speaks at Reynolds Journalism Institute on Tuesday. Newmark created Craigslist while working for Charles Schwab.

Craigslist founder comes to MU

David Teeghman poses a question to Craigslist creator Craig Newmark about the company's international relations. Craigslist is used in over 50 countries.

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Election workers await voters

Election officials, from left, Ellen Dugger, Nono Jost, Harriet Riggs, Mary Helen Allen, Verna Rhodes and Chandra Jackson, work at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church on Tuesday. They will work a total of 14 hours at this location.

Final council meeting for mayor

Mayor Darwin Hindman holds a discussion with City Council members about an agreement with H3 Studio for downtown planning charrette services during his final council meeting as mayor of Columbia on Monday evening.

Flames destroy theater

The Maplewood Barn Theatre, located in Nifong Park, burns Monday as Columbia Fire Department firefighters work to extinquish it. The call came in at 7:56 p.m. that Maplewood Barn Theatre was on fire. Units from the Boone County Fire Protection District and the Columbia Fire Department responded to the scene. The building was fully involved upon their arrival. It took approximately 45 minutes to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire is not yet determined.