Efficiency needed in Missouri government, Libertarian says

Wes Upchurch, 21, is the Libertarian candidate for secretary of state.

Incumbent secretary of state has politics in her blood

Robin Carnahan belongs to the fifth generation of her family involved in politics. She's running for a second term as Missouri secretary of state.

Amendment 1 would make English official language for government meetings

Proponents of the Missouri constitutional amendment call it benign; opponents call it unwelcoming to immigrants.

Ballot measure would eliminate gamblers' loss limits

The proposition also would increase amount casinos pay to government.

Proposition B creates argument over home health care standards, union

Opponents of Proposition B say it's a misguided move toward creating a union.

Utilities offer stances on clean-energy initiative

The ballot measure would set renewable energy standards for those operating in Missouri.

Amendment 4 would ease restrictions on state storm water bonds

Local entities could apply for grants and loans to improve infrastructure.

City asks for bonds for renovation of water system

The city will vote on Nov. 4 on financing renovations and additions to the water system, which will total $38.9 million. The renovations were designed with the six-year goal of "getting more water where it needs to go," said Connie Kacprowicz of Columbia's Water and Light utility.

How customers' rates would be affected by water bond

To support the initial purchase of the bonds, rates for utility customers would rise steadily over the next six years. There would be two annual increases of 1.5 percent on the monthly rate and four more of 5 percent, accounting for a total rate increase of 23 percent.

Issues that could face the high court

Lawyers Stephen McAllister and David Frederick recently addressed at MU some of the issues that the Supreme Court could face during the next presidency.

Palin stops in Missouri, says Obama hiding true tax plans

Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, swung through southern Missouri Friday, speaking to an estimated 20,000 supporters, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

Top state senator wants to change attorney general's office

Gibbons, a Republican, wants to emphasize justice over headlines.

Former prosecutor says experience with badge prepares him

Koster has been a senator for Missouri's 31st District, in the western part of the state, since 2004.

Rep. Graves' father wants son's rival to change ad

The disputed ad says an airstrip on Graves' property was renovated with taxpayers' money.

Gibbons calls on Koster to pull down 'factually false' ad

In the latest twist in the television back-and-forth between the two former colleagues, Republican Michael Gibbons is calling out Democrat Chris Koster's campaign for including factual inaccuracies in their most recent statewide ad that was released Thursday.

Missouri Democrats counter Republicans with automated phone calls

Columbia residents might be hearing something new when they pick up their phones. A Democratic automated telephone call that began circulating in Missouri this week is intended to be a "counter-punch" to those being sent by Republican Sen. John McCain's campaign, former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson said Thursday morning. 

Baker cites strength to stand up for what's right

Democrat seeks seat in U.S. Congress after four years in state legislature.

Luetkemeyer brings jack-of-all-trades background to race

He'll tell you it's the story of Small Town, USA, where hard work and conservative values eventually meet opportunity.

Libertarian's Congressional bid nothing new for her

Tamara Millay is becoming a well-known name on Missouri ballots.

Minister says life of good works prepares him for office

Constitution Party candidate Rod Farthing roots his policies in faith.