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Elections

McCain decries Democrats' Iraq pullout plan in Kansas City speech

KANSAS CITY — Republican presidential candidate John McCain said today that calls from his Democratic rivals to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq stand as a "failure of leadership" as they are making promises they cannot keep.

Cambio de Colores speakers explore immigration, diversity

The annual Cambio de Colores conference and the conference’s featured speakers explore Hispanic immigration and issues related to the ever increasing diversity of the United States.

Seventh annual Cambio de Colores conference focuses on integration of Latinos

The seventh annual Cambio de Colores conference Monday through Wednesday at the Stoney Creek Inn will explore the impact of the exponential growth of the Hispanic population in Missouri and the Midwest.

Letter: Accomplishments make Sturtz ideal candidate

Paul Sturtz’s commitment makes him the ideal candidate to represent the First Ward.

Letter: Approving tax levy will help decrease ignorance and want

Supporting public education will help us deal with current, future problems.

Letter: Sturtz will meet our expectations of a City Council member

Paul Sturtz has the creativity and knowledge of government needed for Columbia.

Letter: Columbia Public School tax levy is all about the kids

Vote yes for the proposed tax levy on April 8.

Letter: Sturtz has shown he has vision

Through his advancement of the arts in Columbia, Paul Sturtz has shown he would make a good City Council member.

Candidate Fugit raises most money in fire district race

Phyllis Fugit has raised more than twice as much money as her nearest opponent for the two seats on the Boone County Fire Protection District board of directors.

Airport Advisory Board split on airline offers

The first group to publicly review bids for new essential air service at Columbia Regional Airport was split 4-4 on offering flights to and from Kansas City or Memphis, Tenn.

A closer look at Boone County Fire Protection District Board candidates

The district is expanding its board of directors. Who gets elected will determine the balance of power between Chief Paulsell and the board.

Arch Brooks makes fifth run for Columbia School Board

Arch Brooks is running for a seat on the Columbia School Board. His campaign is focused on creating equality for black students in Columbia Public Schools.

Letter: Sturtz can solve First Ward’s problems

Sturtz is creative, understands economic issues, is a strong communicator, easily accessible, and uninfluenced by special interests.

Career educator Hairston knows education from many sides

Columbia School Board candidate Gale “Hap” Hairston would bring 27 years of experience in education to the board.

School board vice president stays busy with Columbia activities

Darin Preis balances family with the his numerous involvements throughout Columbia, including his role as vice president of the Columbia School Board.

Veterinarian Rose brings experience in business, with children

Columbia School Board candidate Tom Rose says he wants to help balance the budget and narrow the achievement gap.

Letter: Segert’s school board candidacy exciting

Ines Segert would bring energy and open-mindedness to the Columbia School Board.

Segert pushes for school board engagement with public

She decided to seek election because of her concerns over recent decisions made by Columbia Public Schools administration, including the location of the new high school, a tax levy increase being put to voters on the April 8 ballot and curriculum selections, especially integrated math.

Tippin passionate about children, education

To Rosie Tippin, being around children isn’t just something she enjoys — it’s her life.

“It’s kind of in my blood,” said Tippin, who is campaigning for the first time for one of three open seats on the Columbia School Board.

Two Columbia residents chosen to vote at the Democratic National Convention

Missouri Democrats from the Ninth Congressional District chose five delegates to vote at the Democratic National Convention at Thursday night’s congressional district caucus.

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