Voters say no, loudly, to school tax levy

Superintendent Phyllis Chase says the district will listen to the message sent by voters.

City, county sewer bonds pass overwhelmingly

Eighty-four percent of Columbia voters favored the $77 million bond, and almost 80 pecent of county voters favored an additional $21 million in bonds.

Paul Sturtz defeats three-term incumbent Almeta Crayton for First Ward City Council seat

Paul Sturtz, co-founder of Ragtag Cinemacafe and the True/False Film Festival, will become the First Ward’s new City Council representative.

Voters share: How they made their decisions

Voter vignette: Election judge doesn’t mind long hours

Judy Ganey worked nearly 16 hours at the Columbia Public Library polling place on Tuesday but says democracy is worth the sacrifice.

First Ward voters offer advice to council member

Voters cite myriad issues as important to the city’s most diverse ward.

Voters weigh in on school district issues

Factors impacting decisions included trust in the district, the current economy and the welfare of children.

Volunteers look ahead to November

Volunteers waited outside the Activity and Recreation Center to gather signatures on petitions for initiatives they hope will appear on the November ballot during the municipal election on Tuesday.

Vote Tuesday

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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.