Controversial remarks by a supporter of Texas Gov. Rick Perry sparked a response from supporters of Mitt Romney, who said "poisonous language has never advanced our cause."
Dan Atwill, MU alumnus and Columbia attorney, was appointed to the position by Gov. Jay Nixon; the Republican Central Committee is criticizing the appointment.
Despite struggling in recent debates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not having problems raising money.
Advocacy groups have pointed to four members of Congress, including Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who effectively use social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr to reach constituents. McCaskill is in the top 10 for the highest number of Twitter followers.
John Brunner, a St. Louis area businessman who has been a donor and supporter of other campaigns in the past, is expected to be the third candidate in the Republican primary.
Anyone who would like to be considered for the recommendation for presiding county commissioner can start applying Friday. However, a spokesman for Gov. Nixon said the governor is under no obligation to appoint a candidate who has been recommended.
A federal courthouse in Jefferson City that was opened in August was officially named after former Sen. Kit Bond at a ceremony Tuesday.
The Columbia City Council interviewed Brent Brown, James Downey and Rusty Strodtman on Monday for a vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
County Clerk Wendy Noren is charged with designating a commissioner to preside over commission business.
Ed Robb, who was in his first year as Boone County presiding commissioner, was a former Republican state representative.
City efforts to redraw ward boundaries to equalize populations become tricky when representation for various factions of the community also are at stake.
The city pension funds that support police officers, firefighters, utility workers and other Columbia employees are lacking $117.8 million that will be needed to pay out benefits.
Republican representatives believe the Senate version of the job-creation bill strays too far from a summer agreement between the House and Senate. The special session could end with no resolution being reached.
The special legislative session in the Missouri House of Representatives focused on job creation is facing severe opposition and could possibly be ended if no consensus is reached.
The proposed changes would require the Army Corps of Engineers to adjust upstream water levels in reservoirs on the Missouri River to prevent downstream flooding.
President Barack Obama chose the Missouri congressman, along with a congresswoman from New York, to be representatives for the U.S. at the meeting.
Republican presidential hopefuls defended a health care program passed in 2003 despite unfunded future costs of more than $7 trillion.
The legislation would create new tax breaks for some businesses while cutting back or eliminating other credits for low-income housing, historic building renovation and for other programs.
The revision would require local school boards to develop policies on how employees and students communicate. The legislation has now been sent to the House.
Groups representing workers for the Water and Light, Parks and Recreation and Public Works departments and Columbia police officers have been negotiating with city officials since May.