Rowden wins 44th; Wright and Webber take 47th, 46th districts

John Wright, right, and his father, John Riddick, embrace after Wright was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives at an election watch party at Shakespeare's Pizza in south Columbia. Wright, a Democrat, was elected to represent Missouri House District 47.

Republican newcomer Caleb Rowden defeats veteran politician Ken Jacob in the area's closest House race.

Kurt Schaefer wins re-election to 19th District Missouri Senate seat

The race between Kurt Schaefer and Mary Still, who have known each other since working for then-Attorney General Jay Nixon, only became more heated as the campaign wore on.

Election watch parties draw political enthusiasts out to celebrate

People from both sides of the aisle took to establishments around Columbia to watch the election results come in with supporters of the party of their choice.

UPDATE: Obama prevails despite weak economy, high unemployment

Mitt Romney telephoned the president, then spoke to disappointed supporters in Boston.

Hickman quarterback Mason Murray tries defense

So far this season, Mason Murray has exclusively played quarterback. But injuries in the Kewpies' secondary have forced Murray to fill a new role as a defensive back.

ELECTION 2012: Complete results from Boone County

Here are the results from Boone County in all races with all precincts reporting.

Hoch starting to shine for Missouri football team

When it comes to Missouri's interior defensive linemen, Sheldon Richardson has garnered all the attention this year. But Matt Hoch, the guy who plays next to him, is starting to produce in his own way.

Long lines reported in some spots as polls open in Missouri

Election officials are predicting that 72 percent of registered voters will cast ballots Tuesday in Missouri.

WHAT VOTERS ARE SAYING: 'I'm a little over everything with the election, but I'm still anxious to know the outcome'

Citizens share their reactions as they vote around town: "I don't have formal plans for the results, but I'll definitely be glued to it. This will be an exciting day."

Midway Heights fourth-grader has quarter horse success

Justin Eddy, 9, from Rocheport, recently made the finals of the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. He's committed to trying to win it next year.

Voters embrace county sales tax for children's mental health

The tax will bring in an estimated $5.4 million annually for mental health services focused on children in Boone County.

Boone County races: Thompson beats Bormann to become Northern District commissioner

Southern District Commissioner Karen Miller also wins another term.

Missouri women's basketball team excels in exhibition against Lindenwood

Missouri's defense was strong, forcing 32 turnovers and holding Lindenwood to 31 percent shooting from the field in a 88-46 exhibition victory Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

UPDATE: McCaskill defeats Akin in re-election bid for Senate seat

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill won her re-election bid for Missouri's Senate seat.

Election 2012: A guide to election night commentary online

After months of campaigning and news coverage of that campaigning, election night is finally here. We're compiling a running list of commentary from various news sources. 

Delta airlines rejects city's enticements, opts to end service from Columbia Regional Airport

Delta Air Lines has rejected an offer from the city for a revenue guarantee in exchange for continuing its service between Columbia and Atlanta, Mayor Bob McDavid announced at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.



UPDATE: Sen. McCaskill, Gov. Nixon re-elected in Missouri

In other statewide races, Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster defeated Republican attorney Ed Martin. Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder won a third term.

Determined Columbia residents give and receive rides to polling places

For myriad reasons, people around the city were motivated to overcome obstacles to get out and vote — or to help others accomplish that task.

Boone County voters join the nation in casting ballots

The presidential race and a proposed increase in Missouri's tobacco tax were top of mind for many.

WE VOTED: Capturing the faces (and stickers) of voters

To tap into some of the pride around voting, the Missourian caught up with voters and their “I Voted” stickers today at polling places around Columbia.