Miller seeks to extend 20-year tenure as Boone County Southern District commissioner

Karen Miller says her rural background and wealth of experience serve her well in office.

Pounds hopes to win Boone County Southern District commissioner seat

James Pounds believes roads, over-regulation and taxes are the primary challenges facing Boone County.

Kelly hopes to embrace eclectic nature of 45th District

The new House district includes a mix of neighborhoods, colleges and hospitals and a challenging array of interests.

FROM READERS: If we're not involved, we have no right to gripe

Wayne Behymer discusses the potential pitfalls of expressing political opinions in a town the size of Columbia, where you know so many of the players.

Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues

With a little more than a week remaining before the Nov. 6 general election, some voters might still be undecided about their choice for president. Here is a look at the views of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on some of the key issues.

Rowden brings unique background to 44th District election

The Columbia Republican and former Christian rock musician Caleb Rowden says supporting small businesses would be his priority in the legislature.


Ken Jacob brings passion for education to 44th District election

Ken Jacob, the former state senator and representative, is seeking a return to the Missouri General Assembly.


In Missouri's 44th House District, a hybrid of Columbia neighborhoods and rural towns

Missouri's new 44th House district features a race between Democrat Ken Jacob and Republican Caleb Rowden.

Candidates for Missouri treasurer bring different experiences, ideologies to campaign

Three candidates are running to be Missouri's state treasurer — the person who manages the state's revenue and oversees unclaimed property. These candidates think their political and personal experiences qualify them for the job.

Obama and Romney on jobs

Barack Obama plans to create more jobs by using some of the money saved by ending wars to build roads, bridges and other public projects. Mitt Romney stated his goal is to put 12 million unemployed Americans back to work in the next four years.

Obama and Romney on abortion

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney differ on their abortion stances. Obama thinks abortion is a personal, nonpolitical issue, and Romney wants to overturn Roe vs. Wade and leave it up to the states to determine their own abortion laws.

Obama and Romney on China

Barack Obama has sought penalties against China for unfair trade practices, and Mitt Romney said the country is taking unfair advantage of U.S. manufacturers.

Obama and Romney on Afghanistan

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have similar stances on the war in Afghanistan. Both want the war to end by 2014.

Obama and Romney on the Middle East

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have varying views on the situation in the Middle East.

Obama and Romney on spending and taxes

Barack Obama says he will reduce the deficit by more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years. Mitt Romney says he will cut the deficit and get the national debt under control.

Obama and Romney on education

Obama believes the solution to the growing costs of college tuition can be addressed through increased funding for federal programs for college students. Romney believes the decision on how to address education costs should belong to the states.

Obama and Romney on energy

Obama plans to end government subsidies for oil companies and develop domestic production of natural gas. Romney plans to get "America and North America energy independent" by more oil drilling and permits.

Obama and Romney on defense spending

Barack Obama plans to cut $487 billion in defense spending, and Mitt Romney plans to set defense spending at a floor of 4 percent of the nation's GDP.

Obama and Romney on health care

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have opposing visions of federal health policy.  

Obama and Romney on same-sex marriage

Mitt Romney believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and Barack Obama supports same-sex marriage.