What's the job: Division IV Circuit Judge Within the 13th Circuit Court

What's the job: County Treasurer

A closer look at the responsibilities of the Boone County treasurer

What's the public administrator's job?

The public administrator assumes responsibility over estates for persons who are unable to assume those duties.

What's the commissioner's job?

What's the job: Boone County Sheriff

The sheriff patrols the county, responds to resident's calls and investigates crimes.

Miller says economy will challenge county

Karen Miller is running unopposed for a fifth term as Boone County Southern District commissioner. She said the biggest challenge facing the county over the next four years will be the slowdown in the economy.

Elkin cites roads, law enforcement as 'paramount'

Long-time Hallsville resident running unopposed for third term.

Schauwecker prepares for sixth term as assessor

GIS system key to tracking county property, he says.

The assessor's job

The county assessor is an elected official responsible for developing and maintaining a current list of all taxable real and tangible personal property in Boone County and assessing the property annually.

ANALYSIS: Missouri gubernatorial race a contrast in campaign strategies

Republican Kenny Hulshof has introduced a new policy almost weekly since the start of the Missouri gubernatorial race, while Democrat Jay Nixon has stuck to three basic messages: the economy, health care and higher education.

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.