WHAT OTHERS SAY: Obama must lead a still-divided nation forward

Despite a bruising campaign, voters showed a willingness to let Obama continue the slow but upward trajectory the nation has followed since he took office.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: It's official: Missouri likes the middle

Those voters sent a message loud and clear on Tuesday: They are happy in the middle.

Missouri Republicans claim veto-proof majority in state legislature

Complete but unofficial returns show the GOP apparently will have 110 seats in the 163-member House.

Same-sex marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

The outcomes of the marriage votes could influence the U.S. Supreme Court, which will soon consider whether to take up cases challenging the law that denies federal recognition to same-sex marriages.

New York, New Jersey prepare for new storm after Sandy

In New Jersey, winds were kicking up Wednesday morning and some battered shore communities were ordering mandatory evacuations for later in the day.

FROM READERS: Presidential race inspires young people to be great

I appreciate the fact that so many students on campus were dedicated to this year’s race for the presidency.

Re-elected Obama thanks voters, promises better days ahead

President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night and spoke to thousands of cheering voters in Chicago. Earlier, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney conceded the election during a speech in Boston.

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

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.