UPDATE: Write-in candidate hopes to bridge gap between MU students, city

Chad Phillips, a senior at MU, joins eight other candidates running in the April 7 election for the Columbia City Council's First Ward seat.

VOTERS GUIDE: What you need to know about the 2015 General Election

Columbia voters will choose three new Columbia City Council representatives and elect leadership for the Columbia School Board in the April 7 General Election.

Finance reports show City Council races opening wallets of supporters

Eight of the 12 candidates for Columbia City Council submitted their campaign finance reports. The reports detail the money raised from the candidates supporters, how the candidates are spending the money, and who is financially supporting the candidates. Second Ward candidate Paul Love and First Ward candidates Rob Rasmussen, Nate Brown and Sal Nuccio did not file reports.

Petition submitted to recall Columbia councilwoman

City Clerk Sheela Amin will review the signatures to determine whether the petition to recall First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick is valid. Readers can review the petition to see who signed it.

Two ballot measures pass statewide, and two are defeated

Missourians react to the results of the state ballot measures: Amendment 2 and  Amendment 10 were approved, and Amendment 3 and Amendment 6 were voted down.

Columbia voters reject Proposition 2

The ballot measure would have raised development fees to help pay for new streets.

Sturgeon School District to receive $2 million in bonds for renovations

Voters in the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District also approved the addition of two members to its board of directors.

ELECTION 2014: A look at the results of some key local and state races

Here's a list of some key local and statewide races from Tuesday's midterm election.

UPDATE: GOP captures control of Senate, tightens grip on House

Republican Mitch McConnell led the way to a new Senate majority, dispatching Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky after a $78 million campaign of unrelieved negativity.

GOP lawmakers keep supermajority in Missouri General Assembly

Republicans will have enough seats to be able to override vetoes by Democratic Gov. Jan Nixon without needing any votes from minority party Democrats.

Democrat Joyce re-elected Cole County judge

Voters re-elected Joyce after an unusually costly local judicial campaign by Republican opponent Brian Stumpe.

Columbia voters reject public safety tax

Proposition 1 would have boosted Columbia's property tax levy to pay for additional police and firefighters.

ELECTION 2014: What the voters are saying

Voters across Boone County cast ballots for federal, state and county officials, as well as constitutional amendments and tax propositions. Read what they have to say here.

UPDATE: Chuck Basye wins 47th District state representative seat

Republican Chuck Basye defeated incumbent John Wright for the 47th District state representative seat.

Rowden elected to 2nd term as state representative for 44th District

The Columbia Republican defeated Democrat Tom Pauley of Hallsville, Missouri.

Nora Dietzel to be recorder of deeds

Dietzel, an 18-year veteran of the office, was elected to succeed 35-year incumbent Bettie Johnson.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Missouri 2014 General Election Results

Pick the race you want to view and roll over the map to explore election return data from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office. The results will update every five minutes. Refresh the page to see the latest numbers.

Shaw wins Division 5 associate circuit court judge seat

The veteran public defender defeats Republican Mike Whitworth and will succeed retiring Judge Larry Bryson.

U.S. Rep. Hartzler wins re-election in Missouri's 4th District

Vicki Hartzler defeated Democrat Nate Irvin and Libertarian Herschel Young in Tuesday's election in the 4th Congressional District, which stretches from Columbia to the Kansas border.

Missouri Auditor Schweich wins second term

Schweich had no Democratic opponents but faced challengers from both the Libertarian and Constituion parties.