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Incumbents mostly retain seats in local state House races

John Cauthorn, Stephen Webber, Chris Kelly, Paul Quinn, and Mary Still were elected to the General Assembly.

Police see vote of confidence in Taser ban results

With the defeat of Proposition 2, Columbia police will continue to use Tasers. Meanwhile, People for a Taser-Free Columbia plan their next course of action.

Election 2010: Proposition B passes narrowly

New rules for dog breeders in Missouri, strongly supported by the Humane Society of the United States, were approved by the smallest of margins in Tuesday's election. Breeders have one year to come into compliance with the new regulations.

Missouri Constitution adds three amendments following Tuesday's election

Three amendments to the state constitution passed in Tuesday's elections. Some experts said they would be better suited as statutes.

Missouri Republicans pick new leaders, focus on job creation

State Republican leaders said their party's recent victory is a sign that Missourians are demanding a government that is fiscally responsible. State Democratic leaders chalked up their party's loss to a national trend of frustration with the federal government.

Proposition B stirs range of responses

Dog breeders have one year to meet the new regulations.

Jefferson City, Fulton approve smoking bans

Both measures received more than 50 percent of the votes.

Statewide amendment results

All three amendments to the state constitution passed, including a measure that prohibits the state from implementing a real estate transfer tax.

Robb edges Christianson for Boone County presiding commissioner

Republican Ed Robb campaigned on a platform of reducing the salaries of Boone County's elected officials.

Missouri voters approve earnings tax measure

Proposition A requires voters in the state's two large cities to approve existing earnings taxes every five years. The measure has statewide ramifications by also barring other Missouri cities from imposing their own earnings tax.

A two-person, two-party town

With incoming House Speaker Rep. John Boehner and President Barack Obama there is a greater need for the two parties to work together.

Cape Girardeau voters approve measure allowing gambling

The measure reportedly passed with 61 percent of the vote. However, the vote does not ensure that a casino will be built in the city.

Incumbent Democrat loses in state auditor race

Republican Tom Schweich wins the state auditor race over Susan Montee.

Republicans' gains extend to Missouri offices, too

Republicans were poised to increase their majority in the General Assembly by at least 19 seats.

Luetkemeyer wins 9th District Congressional election seat

Blaine Luetkemeyer's campaign stressed the need to create jobs and balance the federal budget.

Voters approve park sales tax

Mayor Bob McDavid and his predecessor, Darwin Hindman, praised voters for passing an extension of the one-eighth-cent sales tax that pays for improvements to the city's parks.

GOP captures governorships in at least 7 states

There were a few bright spots for Democrats in the face of an anti-incumbent groundswell sweeping the nation, including key gubernatorial victories in New York, Massachusetts and Maryland.

SLIDESHOW: Election Day in Boone County

Voters began turning out early Tuesday morning in Columbia and around Boone County. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and remained open until 7 p.m.

Republicans take control of U.S. House

Republicans have seized control of the House for the first time since 2006, riding a wave of voter discontent and economic woes to directly challenge President Barack Obama's agenda.

Democrats keep U.S. Senate majority; GOP gains 5 seats

Democrats lost Senate seats in at least five states Tuesday, but were guaranteed to keep the majority thanks to wins in California and West Virginia. Republicans scored big wins, taking Senate seats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana.

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