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Lake area voters to decide races, issues

On April 8 ballots

On Tuesday, April 8, voters within the three-county Lake of the Ozarks region will cast their votes in selecting numerous municipal, school board and other local political seats, as well as a number of ballot issues.

Jefferson City, school board races on Tuesday’s ballot

Five candidates are also vying Tuesday for three seats on the Jefferson City School Board. Fourth Ward residents will choose between two candidates for Jefferson City Council.

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Obama: Republican budget would shrink opportunity

President Barack Obama says the Republican budget proposal would shrink opportunity and make it tougher for hard-working Americans to get ahead.

Beetem denies restraining order in 'same sex' tax returns case

Judge sets May hearing so attorneys can schedule trial later this year on lawsuit challenging Nixon executive order.

Congressional candidates not required to live in district

Four of the men who filed this year as candidates for Congress don’t live in the districts they want to serve.

Will college athletes unionize? A query for NLRB

The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.

Hearing set for restraining order request in same-sex tax returns case

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem will hear arguments next Thursday afternoon on the request that he issue a restraining order in the same-sex tax returns case.

Christie cleared in his own probe, but others loom

Lawyers hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration said Thursday the governor was not involved in the plot to create traffic jams last fall, a conclusion that left the lead lawyer defending the integrity of his report, which came ahead of the results of separate and ongoing federal and legislative investigations.

Five seeking three seats on JC School Board

Desire to serve inspired candidates

Five community members have stepped forward to fill three available seats on the Jefferson City School Board, with an election slated on April 8.

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5 candidates weigh in on issues facing school district

Leading up to the April 8 election, the News Tribune interviewed all five candidates interested in serving on the Jefferson City Board of Education.

Clinton says she's still considering future plans

Hillary Rodham Clinton told a group of enthusiastic college students Saturday that she is "very much concerned about the direction of our country" but was still deciding whether to pursue another presidential campaign.

VP Biden calls on Congress to pass gay rights bill

Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it's outrageous that the country is even debating the subject.

Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail.

House speaker opts against state Senate run

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones says he won't run for a state Senate seat being vacated this year and will focus instead on a 2016 campaign for an unspecified statewide office.

Bill extends voter registration for military

Some Missouri lawmakers want to make it easier for members of the military to vote when they return from deployments.