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Thompson, Hirner believe their backgrounds were preparation

Published Oct. 11 2018

The candidates for Cole County Prosecuting attorney believe while their backgrounds are different, they would be an effective prosecutor if...

WATCH: Cole County Candidate Forums

Published Oct. 10 2018

The News Tribune hosted a public forum Wednesday night for candidates in four Cole County races on the Nov. 6...

Missouri lawmaker appointed to state parole board

Published Oct. 10 2018

A southwestern Missouri lawmaker has resigned to accept a position on the state parole board.

Judge keeps Missouri's photo voter ID law, with changes

Published Oct. 9 2018

Cole County Senior Judge Richard Callahan ruled Tuesday that election officials may not require voters who are "otherwise qualified to...

3 medical marijuana initiatives await voters

Published Oct. 9 2018

Three initiatives on the Nov. 6 ballot will give Missouri voters the chance to decide if the use of marijuana...

Sheriffs' association critical of auditor's sex offender report

Published Oct. 8 2018

The Missouri Sheriffs' Association is accusing state Auditor Nicole Galloway of a rush to judgment in her report that raised...

Missouri Amendment 4 would change laws governing bingo gaming

Published Oct. 8 2018

Representatives of two local groups said they support proposed constitutional changes to laws governing bingo gaming in Missouri.

State Senate candidates talk business

Published Oct. 7 2018

News Tribune readers contributed some of the questions asked during last week's state Senate candidates forum, but not all of...

Climate change rarely mentioned in Missouri Senate race

Published Oct. 7 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Even with the Environmental Protection Agency predicting climate change will cause more flooding and more extremely...

Voters to decide fate of Clean Missouri initiative

Published Oct. 7 2018

With the court challenges blocked, Missouri voters in just over four weeks will decide the fate of the proposed Clean...

Cole County Recorder candidates plan hands-on approaches

Published Oct. 7 2018

Both candidates for Cole County recorder of deeds say they plan to use a hands-on approach to running the office,...

Cole County Clerk candidates aim to increase election turnout

Published Oct. 7 2018

Getting more people to participate in elections is one of the biggest jobs a county clerk faces.The county clerk is...

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears crucial Senate hurdle

Published Oct. 5 2018

A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely...

Kavanaugh says he 'might have been too emotional' at hearing

Published Oct. 5 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh acknowledged Thursday he "might have been too emotional" when testifying about sexual...

Judge hears A New Missouri's motion to dismiss records lawsuit

Published Oct. 5 2018

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem on Thursday gave both parties two weeks to submit their final written arguments before...

Mid-Missouri female candidates invited to forum

Published Oct. 5 2018

A number of local candidates for office say they intend to participate in a forum at Lincoln University presented by...

GOP senator: Secret FBI report shows no Kavanaugh misconduct

Published Oct. 4 2018

A top Senate Republican said Thursday the confidential FBI report on charges that Brett Kavanaugh sexually abused women three decades...

Kansas Republican rescinds positive comment on McCaskill

Published Oct. 4 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, of Kansas, is asking Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, of Missouri, to...