Voters Guide 2012
Citizens for a Better Columbia supported Ryan Euliss in the Sixth Ward and Dan Rader in the First Ward, but neither candidate won.
Challenger Paul Love lost by just 83 votes. Trapp wants to focus on responsive government and "livable streets."
The Rev. Clyde Ruffin, an MU theater professor and senior pastor at the Second Missionary Baptist Church, prevailed with less than 25 percent of the vote.
The doctor and neighborhood volunteer said she wants to focus on the fundamentals of city government.
City officials argued that Proposition 1 would increase the capacity and reliability of the city's power system at a reasonable cost and that Proposition 2 was necessary to bring storm sewers up to snuff.
All precincts have reported in Tuesday's election.
Polling places will remain open until 7 p.m. Columbia City Council, Columbia School Board and Boone Hospital Trustee races are on the ballot, along with two city propositions.
His withdrawal drops the field from nine candidates to eight.
With nine candidates on the ballot including write-in Chad Phillips, this is the busiest City Council election Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren can remember.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Legislation filed in the Missouri General Assembly seeks to undo or pre-empt ordinances passed by local governments, including Columbia.
Some tweaks to the state's Medicaid system are moving forward, including proposals encouraging the use of telemedicine, a raise to the asset limit for people with disabilities and more stringent policing of eligibility.
When it comes to a state law that would ban discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce's stance doesn't seem to align with some of its members' stances.
Clinton is the first high-profile Democrat to get into the race, and she quickly won the endorsement of several leading Democrats, including her home state governor, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.
With the introduction of three pieces of legislation, the movement to legalize medicinal cannabis seems to be gaining steam in the halls of the Missouri General Assembly.
Navigator advocates say the 8th Circuit Court ruling could have implications on other states that have restrictions.
Some GOP lawmakers this session are pushing for a measure to allow firearms on buses and trains, along with a slew of other measures to expand who can carry guns and where.
Indiana's tourism industry is already taking a hit from its religious objections law, which some argued would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will take a weeklong trade mission trip to Italy, Germany and Spain. The goal of the trip is to meet with private businesses and international companies that have branches in Missouri.
The bills, which would prevent children brought illegally into the U.S. from receiving federal or state aid, would target the 6,000 to 7,000 immigrant K-12 students in Missouri.
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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