Tax tiff drives assessor race debate

The use of a voluntary questionnaire in setting the appraised values of homes has become a hot issue between the incumbent, Tom Schauwecker, and his challenger, Barbara Bishop.

9th District candidates speak about immigration

Days before the Aug. 5 primary, 9th District candidates outlined their views on what immigration policies the United States should have.

Koster's ex-wife pays for ad questioning his ethics

Rebecca Bowman Nassikas donated $200,000 to a political committee last week that plans to use the money for TV ads. Missourians for Honest Leadership, formed in Columbia in 2006, has already posted the piece on its Web site,

Harrisburg to vote on proposed tax levy increase

The levy would add about $174,000 to district revenue.

Three vie for Boone County public administrator

Two Democrats are competing for their party's nomination for Boone County public administrator, while Republican John Sullivan is uncontested on the Aug. 5 ballot.

Obama emphasizes green economy during rural Missouri economic tour

In front of a roaring, standing-room-only crowd at the Missouri University of Science and Technology on Wednesday, Sen. Barack Obama, D—Ill., detailed his economic plan for the nation if he is elected president. The senator stopped in Springfield, Rolla and Union on Wednesday as part of his economic tour through rural Missouri.

Obama speaks at town hall meeting in Rolla

Sen. Barack Obama’s rock-star appeal has generated buzz in the media, but many voters are still asking why. About 1,500 came to hear the candidate speak in Rolla on Wednesday.

Primary primer: 10 candidates vie for 9th District spot

Five Republicans, four Democrats and one Libertarian hope for their party’s nomination for 9th District Representative to the U.S. Congress.

9th District candidates speak to GRO about health care

The candidates highlighted their respective experiences in relation to health care.

Constitution Party to appear on November ballot

Constitution Party has been recertified but will not appear on primary ballot.

Obama has 3 stops in Missouri on Wednesday

He plans to be in Springfield, Rolla and Union.

Primary primer: Webber, although young, touts his wealth of life experience

The candidate, who grew up in Columbia, served two tours in Iraq as a Marine Corps reservist and has worked as an aid to Claire McCaskill.

Primary primer: First-time candidate Cande Iveson runs for 23rd District representative

Cande Iveson was tired of seeing partisanship trump stewardship in the Missouri House of Representatives. And on top of that, she was worried because Jeff Harris was not seeking re-election to the 23rd District seat. So at the end of the 2007 legislative session, Iveson went looking for a new representative.

Boone County candidates answer questions at League of Women Voters forum

Six candidates for three county positions open for election — assessor, Southern District commissioner and public administrator — spoke at the League of Women Voters forum Thursday night before the Aug. 5 primary election.

Two congressional candidates offer plans for veterans' health care

Baker says private providers could augment VA care; Jacob emphasizes better oversight and more funding.

Sullivan cites need for fresh ideas, varied experience in county government

Sid Sullivan is challenging incumbent Karen Miller for the post of Boone County Southern District commissioner.

Primary primer: Karen Miller seeks another term as Boone County commissioner

Boone County Southern District Commissioner Karen Miller is seeking another four-year term after 16 years in office

Republican gubernatorial candidates back Medicaid cuts

U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof and Treasurer Sarah Steelman held a debate on St. Louis radio station KMOX to compare their positions to each other’s and Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon’s.

Nixon unveils health care plan in Columbia

The attorney general promised if he's elected governor, he'll restore the Medicaid cuts signed into law by Gov. Matt Blunt.

McCain, Obama say Missouri vets back them

Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama each tried to lay claim to the support of Missouri veterans on Tuesday.