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.

UPDATE: Ginny Chadwick wins First Ward City Council seat

Chadwick received 63.5 percent of the vote for the First Ward seat.

Sessions, Cushing, Wade win Columbia school board seats

The school board members will be sworn in at Monday's meeting.

Ginny Chadwick's First Ward win gives council progressive tilt

Chadwick's election to the City Council could shift votes to favor careful development and policies following Columbia Imagined.

Columbia voters approve $50 million school bond issue

The $50 million bond issue will increase the district's debt service levy by 4 cents and will fund the construction of a new elementary school scheduled to open in January 2018.

Voters approve $14 million bond issue for fire protection district

The Boone County Fire Protection District will use the bond to refurbish or replace equipment and stations.

VOTERS GUIDE: How many votes make the difference?

Tuesday is Columbia’s 2014 municipal election. In previous years, some elections have been decided by a few hundred votes or fewer.

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

The Missourian's staff put together this guide to help you get informed about the candidates and the issues before you vote.

With civic affairs experience, Bill Easley makes bid for First Ward council seat

The Army veteran's top priority for the First Ward is increasing the job market. He would also like to work with the police and schools to enhance public safety.

Steeped in faith, Byndom makes low-key bid for First Ward council seat

A council appearance and service record shed light on First Ward candidate Tyree Byndom's views.

Ginny Chadwick's First Ward campaign draws on experience, community

The MU graduate student is the only First Ward candidate who has raised money for a City Council campaign.

Final forum for First Ward candidates addresses public safety, downtown

In their last public forum together before the April 8 elections, Ginny Chadwick, John Clark and Bill Easley addressed public safety, downtown development and public health.

Candidates set for primary races in Boone County

Here are the candidates who have filed to run in the Boone County elections. The primary will be held Aug. 5, and the general election is Nov. 4.