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Paul tells tech-heavy crowd he's against NSA data collection

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul sparked applause from a tech-heavy audience Saturday when he criticized the government's bulk collection of data but drew a more tepid response for his opposition to so-called net neutrality.

Brad Bradshaw running for Missouri lieutenant governor

Democrat Brad Bradshaw is running for Missouri lieutenant governor in 2016.

Senate OKs bill giving Congress review of Iran nuclear deal

The Senate muscled its way into President Barack Obama’s talks to curb Iran’s nuclear program, overwhelmingly backing legislation Thursday that would let Congress review and possibly reject any final deal with Tehran.

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Jim Wright, former US House speaker, dies at age 92

As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989 when he told those who had elected him speaker that he was prepared to resign after being accused of violating ethics rules dozens of times.

Auditor names 2 top staff members

New Auditor Nicole Galloway announced the appointment of two stop staffers to her new administration.

Status of Mid-Missouri senators' bills

Here are descriptions of bills that Mid-Missouri senators have filed and the status of the legislation.

Status of Mid-Missouri representatives' bills

Here are descriptions of bills that Mid-Missouri representatives have filed and the status of the legislation.

Missouri cattle association says Parson running for governor

An executive at the Missouri Cattlemen's Association says Republican state Sen. Mike Parson is running for governor in 2016.

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Jefferson City's mayor-elect prepares for new role

In a field of six mayoral candidates, it was unlikely the next Jefferson City mayor would gain a large majority of voter support.

Indiana governor to speak at GOP dinner in Camden County

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is the keynote speaker Saturday at the annual Camden County Lincoln Days Dinner at Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.

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Voters: Desire for change drew them to polls

Mayoral race drew voters to polls

While voters interviewed by the News Tribune at the polls expressed support for various mayoral candidates, many said they wanted change on the school board, and they did not vote for the only incumbent.

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New Cole County clerk says election went smoothly

For his first election as Cole County clerk, Steve Korsmeyer said things couldn’t have gone smoother.

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Callaway County use tax measure fails for a second time by close margin

Disappointed. That’s the word Callaway County Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer used to describe his feelings of the use tax measure failure.

New Bloomfield voters approve school bond

$2 million bond issue to fund facility repairs

New Bloomfield voters have approved a $2 million no-tax increase bond issue for the city’s school district, with more than 81 percent voting in favor.

Area school districts elect board members, OK issues

Some results from around Mid-Missouri

Here's a roundup of results from area school districts in the News Tribune's coverage area that cross county lines.