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Elections

Jackson county reports fake voter registration forms

The Jackson County Election Board has accused the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, of filing falsified registration forms. The election board is reporting 100 duplicate applications and 280 with fake information in Kansas City.

Voter fraud accusations mar presidential campaign

Republicans allege Democrat Barack Obama has close ties to an activist group accused of compiling fake registration forms.

Biden makes stop in Springfield

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke in Springfield on Friday, stressing that John McCain's campaign is trying to belittle Barack Obama instead of focusing on important issues.

Gubernatorial races nationwide focused on economy

Problems in the economy have overshadowed all other election issues.

Nixon, Hulshof spar in second debate

Ethics, health care, the economy and highway funding were among the topics d’jour at the hour-long debate on Thursday in Kansas City.

Boone County candidates weigh in on new nuclear plant

Statehouse candidates in Boone County are weighing in on whether to rewrite a 1976 consumer protection law that AmerenUE has targeted as a barrier to financing a second nuclear power plant in Callaway County.

AUDIO Q&A: Biden talks health care, energy and highways

Between stumping in Liberty and Jefferson City, the Democratic vice presidential candidate spoke one-on-one with a Missourian reporter.

Missouri officials combat voter registration fraud

Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states.

National Rifle Association endorses McCain and visits Missouri today

The National Rifle Association is endorsing Republican presidential nominee John McCain despite differences with the Arizona senator on gun-show rules and campaign finance restrictions.

Teacher suspended for pro-Obama YouTube video

A teacher at a Kansas City charter school has been suspended after video of his public school students chanting praise of Barack Obama was posted on YouTube.

Baker and Luetkemeyer jointly campaign in Hallsville

Democrat Judy Baker and Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer's joint appearance Monday at a community in Hallsville was the first since each won the August primary race in the 9th Congressional District.

Celebrities rally at MU for Barack Obama

Actors Aisha Tyler, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel rallied at Lowry Mall on Saturday afternoon for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Palin and Biden debate in their first meeting of campaign

The clash over Iraq was the most personal, and pointed, of the 90-minute debate between vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin.

Undecided trio hopes for more substance from debates

The Palin-Biden event Thursday night and the subsequent presidential debates will be important to their eventual decisions, the voters say.

Watch parties planned for vice presidential debate

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Delaware Sen. Joe Biden will debate Thursday night at Washington University in St. Louis.

Undecided Columbia voters face challenge

The Missourian recruited three undecided Columbia voters — Miguel Lopez, Keith Clark and Amy Davis — willing to let us watch and learn from them over the frenetic final weeks of the campaign season. We’ll check in with them from time to time to see what they’re reading, what they’re hearing and what they’re thinking.

Committee meets to promote water bond

The city is asking for almost $40 million in bond money to replace old mains and make other improvements to the city's water system.

Missouri Republicans campaign to retain majority in legislature

Since 2003, Republicans have controlled both chambers of the state legislature — and Democrats are determined to narrow these margins in the Nov. 4 elections.

Hulshof votes no on bailout bill

Congressman Kenny Hulshof, Republican candidate for governor, voted no in Monday's U.S. House of Representatives vote on the $700 billion plan to bailout the U.S. financial system, which ultimately failed by a vote of 228-205.

Gibbons proposes crackdown on cyber crime

The Republican candidate for attorney general, Mike Gibbons, announced a proposal Monday in Columbia for a new Cyber Crimes Unit in the attorney general's office. Gibbons said the new office would work to protect children from Internet predators, as well as decrease the number of online-based crimes in the state.

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