Kansas City Star editorial endorses Obama for president

The editorial board of the Kansas City Star published a "Barack Obama for president" opinion page Saturday, calling the democratic candidate "the right person to lead the country forward."

In Ozarks, Obama caricature creates a storm

Thanks to a prominent highway sign depicting a turban-wearing, cartoon caricature of "Barack Hussein Obama," a very public conversation on race, religion, politics and free speech has dominated West Plains.

Post-Dispatch endorses Nixon

The St. Louis Post Dispatch editorial board has announced its support of the Missouri attorney general who is the Democratic candidate for governor, citing a need for stronger reform than his opponent, U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, has offered.

Jill Biden speaks at Stephens College on education, war

Jill Biden made the first stop of her Missouri tour Friday morning at Stephens College and touched on many of the issues pertinent to Columbia residents.

ANALYSIS: Experts assess presidential candidates' proposals

Missourian reporters sifted through the facts to see what John McCain and Barack Obama are really saying, then tapped unbiased experts and reports from bipartisan think-tanks to explain what these 11 campaign issues actually mean for the country in the next four years.

Candidates agree Missouri's mental health care needs more attention

Boone County public administrator, state Senate and House candidates addressed mental health care and education at forum at Columbia Public Library on Thursday night.

McCain to stop in Columbia on Monday, spokeswoman says

Though McCain's campaign hasn't confirmed the visit yet, a Missouri Republican Party spokeswoman said McCain will be stopping in Columbia on Monday.

Kelly seeks return to House after 14 years away

Incumbent Robb fascinated with economics

Ed Robb is not loquacious. He doesn’t have to spin phrases or spout philosophy to get his point across. For Robb, the facts, and more importantly — the figures — speak for themselves.

Hulshof takes in $500,000 from political party committees

The Republican gubernatorial nominee denounced political party committees under Missouri’s old campaign finance laws but said that, with the repeal of campaign contribution limits, the committees aren’t the “sham” they once were.

Schultz looks to bring policy experience to House

Democrat Kelly Schultz is running for the 21st District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Hobbs brings homespun style to legislature

A farmer by trade, the incumbent state representative for the 21st District says small business sense works in Capitol.

Scientists view both Obama, McCain as better than Bush

Both candidates differ from the president on science issues and agree to seek government science advice. They have both also pledged to spend more money on scientific research.

Baker reports raising $650,000 since July

Columbia's state representative has raised more than $1 million this year for her campaign for the 9th District congressional seat.

ACORN defends efforts amid voter-fraud allegations

Barack Obama's campaign rejected John McCain's invitation to collaborate on a committee against voter fraud, saying it was designed to decrease voter turnout.

Ballot decision allowed Nixon to raise more money

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan allowed a Democratic candidate for governor on the primary ballot after disqualifying him for not submitting necessary documentation.

Many turns taken, Richards settles down on the path of public service

Cathy Richards wants to bring her life skills to the job of public administrator.

John Sullivan’s lifelong desire to help others directs his public mission

John Sullivan, the Republican candidate for Boone County public administrator, said he discovered his passion in life — helping — in the sixth grade.

Treasurer Murray upbeat on Boone County finances

Boone County Treasurer Kay Murray has the luxury to set aside campaigning and concentrate on her job as she runs unopposed in the Nov. 4 election. Murray said she's never seen anything like the current state of the economy, adding that it has "really been making my job interesting."

Boone County Sheriff runs unopposed for second term

In November, Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey will be running for re-election  unopposed.