Why they voted

State-wide results of key races

Results of key state-wide races as of 11:33 p.m. (approximately 69% of precincts reporting).

Staying afloat

Don’t be confused when Andrew Withington tells you he’s the hole man. Though he says it with pride, it’s no brag about his golf game. Withington plays the nastiest position in a nasty sport, one that requires the strength and size of a low-post bulldozer, the speed of a top-flight sprinter and the hands of a marquee wideout.

Cougars sweep Harris-Stowe

After missing more than a month with mononucleosis, Jeanie Meyers is working herself back into the Columbia College volleyball team’s rotation at right outside hitter. That’s where she started in the Columbia College volleyball team’s 30-9, 30-11, 30-14 sweep of Harris-Stowe State University in the quarterfinals of the American Midwest Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Southwell Complex.

Players will use week off for rest

The Missouri football team’s bye week brings mixed feelings for players.

A tall order

Through two preseason games, little about the Missouri Tigers is known.

Season of optimism for Tigers

The big boss is coming.

Extra points

The Columbia College Cougars (2-2) beat Central Bible College (0-3) 82-54 Tuesday night in Springfield, Mo.

Local results

Final results for selected local races:

Competing in rural areas puts McCaskill over top

Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill took away the seat of Republican Jim Talent on Tuesday in one of the nation’s tightest — and pivotal — Senate races.

Pearson wins spot as county commissioner

After a career spanning 27 years with the Missouri Department of Revenue, Democrat Ken Pearson is going right back to work for the government.

Rural counties reject Amendment 3

Voters on Tuesday were on track to reject Amendment 3, a constitutional amendment that would raise the state’s tax on a pack of cigarettes to 97 cents from 17 cents and the tax on other tobacco products, like cigarette paper, smokeless tobacco and cigars, to 30 percent from 10 percent.

Robb narrowly wins again; Hobbs, Harris victorious

Republican incumbent Ed Robb narrowly defeated Democrat Jim Ritter to retain his 24th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Daniels, Schneider win Boone County judge seats

Democrats Deborah Daniels and Leslie Schneider cruised to victory in two hotly contested races for Boone County associate circuit judge seats.

Wage measure likely to pass

Proposition B, which raises the Missouri minimum wage to $6.50 an hour with an annual adjustment for inflation, looked like it would pass easily on Tuesday night. The measure trumps the federal minimum wage of $5.15 per hour.

Voters approve Amendments 6 and 7; opponents say wording of 7 misled voters

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri voters were on pace at press time to give overwhelming approval to a Missouri Constitutional amendment that one state legislator says the electorate didn’t even understand.

GOP’s Hulshof holds seat, wins sixth term in House

Republican Kenny Hulshof won a sixth term as Missouri’s 9th District U.S. representative on Tuesday, holding off challenges from Democrat Duane Burghard, the Progressive Party’s Bill Hastings and Libertarian Steven Hedrick.

Montee wins race for state auditor

JEFFERSON CITY — Republican Sandra Thomas conceded early Wednesday morning, making Democrat Susan Montee’s the winner of the state auditor race.

Ashland supports sewer plan

A sewer expansion seen by Ashland officials as critical to accommodating additional growth was winning overwhelming support.

Marine who went to MU dies in Iraq

2nd Lt. Mark Gelina died when he fell off a roof during a combat operation.