UPDATE: Candidates debate at Muleskinners’ 25th House District forum

Bob Pund, Sean Spence and Mary Still fielded questions from a packed luncheon of the Democratic Party club.

Hulshof, Steelman and Nixon spar in first gubernatorial debate

Rep. Kenny Hulshof defended his fiscal conservative credentials while rival Treasurer Sarah Steelman asserted he lacks the courage to be governor. Attorney General Jay Nixon clashed with Hulshof over higher education.

Obama defends economic policy

McCain says Obama plans to raise taxes. But Obama says his plan would cut taxes for 95 percent of American workers, while increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

Mo. man convicted of student's murder wins tentative OK for new forensic tests

A southeast Missouri man convicted 14 years ago in a college student’s murder but who claims innocence moved one step closer Monday toward the chance to clear his name. The man was prosecuted by Kenny Hulshof when he was a special state prosecutor

Critics say Steelman ad misleading on fighting illegal hiring practices

Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Steelman has stopped airing a TV ad touting her actions against a construction company that hired illegal immigrants — just as Democrats intensified their criticism of it.

How primaries work: Democratic Party's process makes for longer campaign

The first primary in New Hampshire was on Jan. 8, the earliest it has been in history, and actual campaigns are starting much sooner — some as much as a year before the first vote is cast.

Obama seals victory in Democratic presidential nomination

Barack Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, becoming the first black candidate to lead a major party into a campaign for the White House.

Washington University to host vice presidential debate

The St. Louis university will host a face-to-face meeting between vice presidential candidates.

Republicans try to pass a voter ID bill before session ends

As quick as a camera flash, Republican lawmakers have resurrected a plan to require photo identification for voters. They will press to pass it this week, lest their political opportunity to do so disappears.

Obama inching closer to Democratic nomination

Democratic presidential candidates still running close race. Indiana voters choose Hillary Clinton; North Carolina voters select Barack Obama.

Voter registration soars in the first few months of 2008

In Boone County, increases have not been as sharp as in other states, but registration has increased 5 or 6 percent here over the past four months compared to the numbers in 2004, said Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren.

Nixon announces higher education plan

His proposed Missouri Promise plan would create a path to a four-year degree for students by providing a scholarship to qualifying students to cover college or university costs.

Letter: Sean Spence for a bipartisan state

Sean believes not in bickering on the house floor but in reaching out to local leaders of the political opposition to create a working bipartisan system.

Republicans of the 9th Congressional District clash at convention

Republicans of the 9th Congressional District (including Boone and 25 other counties) met Saturday to elect three delegates to the state convention, select a presidential elector, and to review amendments proposed for the party platform.

And they did, but the procedure was not without controversy.

Voting patterns show views on election

Breaking down election results into precincts provides a more precise look at how voters felt about the candidates and issues on the ballot.

Interactive map of election results

Search our interactive map of election results by voting precinct and census data to find out how your neighbors voted on county and city ballot issues.

Jefferson City voters keep ban on casino gambling

Elections took place across Missouri on Tuesday.

Fugit and Williamson win fire district election

The two winners of the Boone County Fire Protection District board of directors are announced.

Boone County Ballot Roundup

Here’s a look at the results of election races and issues in Boone County’s smaller towns, cities and school districts.

Rose, Tippin, Segert fill school board seats

Incumbent Tom Rose collected the most votes of any other candidate in his victory Tuesday. Rosie Tippin and Ines Segert are the newest additions to the school board.