Voters Guide 2012
House Majority Leader John Diehl sent a letter to colleagues about his fundraising plans if he is nominated as speaker. Rep. Caleb Jones sent a similar letter, but it did not mention fundraising.
Bob McDavid, Karl Skala and Ian Thomas took their oaths of office Monday to begin their new terms as mayor and Third and Fourth wards councilmen, respectively.
Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid was re-elected to a second term Tuesday, but challengers Karl Skala and Ian Thomas defeated incumbents to win seats on the City Council.
Ian Thomas, former director of the PedNet Coalition, defeated incumbent Daryl Dudley and Bill Weitkemper with more than 47 percent of the vote.
Bob McDavid won with 60.9 percent of the votes and plans to focus a lot of attention on the growth of the business community.
Challenger Karl Skala defeated incumbent Gary Kespohl with 54.2 percent to take back a seat on the Columbia City Council.
The three-eighths-cent tax takes effect Oct. 1. Boone County officials said they'll start working toward upgrades as soon as this week.
The ballot measure passed by 70 percent to 30 percent. The final vote tally was 8,950 in favor to 3,851 against.
In Columbia, three seats on the City Council are up for grabs. Voters also cast ballots for mayor and for a Boone County amendment that would increase sales tax to pay for an overhaul of the 911 and emergency management operations.
Voters will elect a mayor, fill the Third and Fourth ward seats on the Columbia City Council and cast ballots on a charter amendment. Here's what voters need to know before they go to the polls.
This week Missouri legislators are debating Gov. Jay Nixon's proposal to offer tax incentives to Boeing in hopes of luring thousands of jobs to the state. Columbia legislators offer their take on the bill.
Retired Associated Press write Mike Cochran recalls being asked to be a pallbearer at Lee Harvey Oswald's funeral.
Fifty years later, the same army officers who, as teenage cadets, had guarded Kennedy's grave in November 1963, gathered again in Dublin to honor the former president.
Kendrick, a Columbia Democrat, said he will start his campaign in the coming weeks. He "gets our community," said Kelly, the 45th District incumbent.
State Rep. Chris Kelly has decided not to seek re-election in the Missouri House of Representatives.
The federal government shutdown has left some services in mid-Missouri at a standstill, but others appear relatively safe.
Chris Kelly said he is "thinking very seriously" about introducing a legalization and regulation bill to the Missouri House of Representatives in the 2014 legislative session, depending on whether the state's pro-legalization advocates tell him they feel ready to help campaign successfully for the bill if the legislature makes it a ballot issue.
Reps. Blaine Leutkemeyer and Vicky Hartzler and Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt haven't made final decisions on whether to support President Barack Obama's proposed military strike on Syria.
The Missouri Press Association said Thursday that if the General Assembly overrides the governor's veto of The Second Amendment Protection Act next week, it will file an injunction to stop its effects.
The legislation would make it a crime to enforce federal gun control laws. It was vetoed by Gov. Nixon and is expected to be brought up in next week's veto session.
At left, you will find the most recent voters guide content and political news. To read about each race, use this cheat sheet that links to our previous coverage.
The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6. You can find your polling place by checking the website of Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren.
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