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Local governments, agencies need to pay more attention to 'Sunshine'

Report of "Sunshine Law" compliance based on nearly 300 audit reports over two-year period.

Stumpe gets $100,000 from national GOP group

Brian Stumpe’s campaign for Cole County circuit judge is $100,000 richer this week, thanks to the Washington, D.C.,-based Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC).

Callaway County candidate forum scheduled

A candidate forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fulton City Hall is an opportunity for voters to ask questions of candidates for Callaway County and state offices, and their positions on various issues before the Nov. 4 election.

Stumpe debate absence explained

Cole County Circuit Judge candidate Brian Stumpe, a Republican, had told the Cole County Bar he might not make Wednesday night’s candidates’ debate.

Black Democrats support GOP executive candidate

A coalition of black Democratic political leaders in St. Louis County is supporting the Republican candidate for county executive.

Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner in rap star Ludacris

A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.

James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies

James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73.

Sinquefield gives $2.5M to Grow Missouri group

Prominent Missouri political donor Rex Sinquefield has contributed $2.5 million to an organization that has pushed for lower income taxes.

Memoir puts abortion back in Texas governor's race

Texas Democrat Wendy Davis launched her longshot bid for governor by filibustering her state's tough new restrictions on abortion, and now she's entering the last two months of the race talking about undergoing the procedure herself.

US Senate candidates trade jabs in first debate

Health care and the partial government shutdown underscored the first debate Saturday between U.S. Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who are deadlocked in a pivotal Colorado contest that could determine control of the Senate.

Democrat ends Kansas US Senate campaign

The Democrat challenging three-term Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts ended his campaign Wednesday without explanation.

Missouri teacher initiative survives challenge

A Cole County judge rejected a legal challenge Tuesday to a November ballot proposal that seeks to tie teachers’ jobs and salaries to the performance of their students.

Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say

A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could lead to more wrongful convictions of the falsely accused, a prominent defense attorney said Wednesday.

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4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions

They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks.

Mexico blasts Perry comments about Islamists

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent statements about the possibility that Islamic fundamentalists could be entering the U.S. from Mexico are "absurd."