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Elections

Development council opposes Proposition 2

The Central Missouri Development Council said the proposition, which would raise development fees to pay for roads, will make it too expensive to live in Columbia.

Ballenger brings rural character, business acumen to recorder's race

Almost half of Lisa Ballenger's life has been spent in the Boone County recorder of deeds' office working as deputy recorder. Now she's one of two candidates competing to replace her boss, who is retiring.

Dietzel's banking, performance background prepare her for recorder bid

Nora Dietzel is used to being the center of attention. Her singing allowed her to transition into theater, where she starred as the lead in several local plays. Now, Dietzel is the center of attention for a different reason: her campaign for Boone County recorder of deeds.

Property tax on November ballot would add 40 police officers, 15 firefighters

As sales tax collections become sluggish, the city is looking for a new strategy to increase its public safety forces.

Incumbent Hartzler has cash advantage in 4th District contest

Republican Vicky Hartzler, who faces challenges from Democrat Nate Irvin and Libertarian Herschel Young, has received the most money in campaign donations.

 

Chamber panel supports higher property taxes, opposes higher development fees

The Government Affairs Committee of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce urges voters to say yes to Proposition 1 and no to Proposition 2 on the November ballot.

 

Boone County office candidates report campaign finances

Candidates for presiding commissioner, recorder and collector report how much money they've raised and spent in advance of the Nov. 4 general election.

Incumbents in state representative elections lead challengers in campaign contributions

The four candidates in the two contested races involving Boone County districts have raised a total of more than $400,000, but incumbents have a decided advantage.

Nate Irvin wants to ease marijuana laws for Missouri's 4th District

Democratic candidate Nate Irvin said federal law needs to change to match public opinion in Missouri's 4th District. Incumbent Vicky Hartzler disagreed. Libertarian Herschel Young said he would go further.

Republican incumbent Hartzler, Libertarian Young win 4th Congressional District primary

Vicky Hartzler, Herschel Young and Nate Irvin will face off in November's election.

Chuck Basye wins GOP nomination for 47th District House seat

Basye said he plans to take two or three days off to attend a Republican training session in Kansas City.

Kim Shaw, Michael Whitworth win Division 5 judicial primaries

In the primary, three Democrats and two Republicans ran for Division 5 associate circuit judge to replace Larry Bryson, who is retiring at age 66.

Lottery ticket for veterans struck down at the polls

Because the amendment failed, there will be no change to the funding of the Veterans Commission, and lottery ticket proceeds in Missouri will continue to fund only education.

Voters come to the polls with strong opinions about the issues

Proposed amendments drew plenty of comment from Boone County residents who turned out Tuesday to cast their ballots in the primary election.

VOTERS GUIDE: What you need to know before Tuesday's primary election

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information about polling place locations is available at the Boone County Clerk's website.

Primary candidates weigh in on Medicaid expansion, 'Ban the Box'

Thirteen primary candidates participated in Tuesday's question-and-answer session hosted by the Columbia NAACP.

 

Missouri's 4th Congressional District primaries see some new faces

Two Republicans, two Libertarians and one Democrat are on the Aug. 5 ballot, seeking their parties' nominations.

Phillips, Basye seek GOP nod in 47th House District race

Both of the first-time candidates, Elizabeth "Betsy" Phillips and Chuck Basye, hope to take on the incumbent, Rep. John Wright.

Questions raised over proposed Boone County parks sales tax

Paul Prevo, a member on the Boone County Board of Parks Commission, said the commission did not endorse the sales tax because only 18 percent of its revenues would go toward parks. And Steve Spellman called the tax a bailout for the Central Missouri Events Center.

Democrat Nate Irvin, District 4 congressional candidate, touts cooperation

The 25-year-old Democratic candidate in the 2014 District 4 congressional primary spoke at the Muleskinners' weekly meeting about his reasons for running and his campaign plans.

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