election 2012

Politics
4:18 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

GOP Senate candidates made late tax payments too

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 3:24 pm

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill garnered some unwanted attention last year when she paid about $320,000 in overdue taxes and penalties on an airplane. As it turns out, her three leading Republican opponents also have paid penalties for late taxes.

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Politics
10:05 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Republicans pick new nominee for 47th District

The new 47th Missouri House district, which includes part of Boone County, may finally have a Republican nominee. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Mitch Richards was nominated by the Republican committee last night. He is the fourth nominee in less than one month. Richards is treasurer of the group Keep Columbia Free, and serves on the Citizens Police Review Board.

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Politics
8:49 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Romney stops in Missouri, accuses Obama of 'moral failure'

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 5:51 pm

Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney didn’t mince words at a campaign stop in St. Louis on Thursday.

Romney addressed several hundred supporters at Production Products, a military equipment supplier in north St. Louis County.

The former governor railed against the Obama Administration for “undermining the free-enterprise system and over-regulating businesses."

He said the President wasn’t up to the task of solving the economic crisis, all the while recklessly expanding the reach of government.

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Health & Wealth Update
10:03 am
Wed May 2, 2012

If you tax them, they will quit

According to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, for every ten percent rise in cigarette prices, smoking rates decline by three to five percent.
tobaccofreekids.org

You have probably heard the statistic: Missouri has the lowest cigarette tax in the nation – just 17 cents a pack, compared to the national average of $1.46. In this week's Health & Wealth update, public health advocates want to raise Missouri's tobacco tax to deter people from smoking, and to help offset the costs that tobacco incurs.

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Politics
3:00 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Mo. Gov. Nixon raises $1.7M to start 2012

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon raised $1.7 million this past quarter, helping build a campaign account of more than $6 million for his re-election bid.

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Politics
8:49 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Very low voter turnout for Mo. GOP caucuses

Fighting between legislators and Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon marred the GOP caucuses.
j.stephenconn flickr

Less than one-half of 1 percent of Missouri's registered voters participated in the Republican caucuses that served as the first step in the presidential selection process.

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Politics
8:47 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Paul takes contentious St. Charles Co. caucus

On the day Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race, Ron Paul — not presumptive frontrunner Mitt Romney — has stolen the show at the do-over Republican caucus in one of Missouri's largest and most conservative counties.

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Education
5:40 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Columbia public schools get a revenue bump

Columbia public schools are 7-and-a-half million dollars richer after voters approved a 40-cent tax levy in Tuesday’s election.

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Politics
8:27 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Ruling could doom payday loan ballot initiative

Petitioners have until May 6 to gather about 100,000 signatures. The language on the petition they are using is now in question.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

 A Missouri judge has dealt a setback to supporters of a ballot proposal that would limit interest rates on payday loans. Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green ruled Thursday that the ballot summary and financial estimate for the initiative are "inadequate" and "unfair" and "likely to deceive petition signers."

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Politics
9:46 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Cole County voters choose new municipal leaders

In Cole County, many races were uncontested. The other three Jefferson City Council members elected last night were J. Rick Mihalevich in Ward Two, Bob Scrivner in Ward Three and Carrie Carroll in Ward Four.

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Politics
9:40 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Reisch claims Hallsville mayoral election while property tax bond issue fails

Hallsville mayor-elect speaks with her supporters.
File KBIA

Hallsville mayoral election proved to be exciting last night with incumbent Ben Austene running against new comer Cheri Reisch. 

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Politics
9:23 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Voters approve bond measures for school improvements

Columbia voters passed the school bond issue by a margin of 23 percent. This means a twelve cent increase on every 100 dollars a Columbia resident pays in property taxes. School board member Jonathan Sessions says this bond will go towards building a new elementary school and eliminating trailers at the elementary level. School board members attribute the success of the bond issue to the board’s communication with voters.

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Politics
9:11 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Trapp takes 2nd ward race

Michael Trapp celebrates victory in 2nd ward race.
File KBIA

Columbians elected Michael Trapp as the next Second Ward Councilman. Trapp led with 44 percent of the votes against candidates Bill Pauls and Mike Atkinson who came in second and third respectively.

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Elections
8:55 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Hoppe dominates Sixth Ward race

Supporters of Barbara Hoppe congratulated her for her victory in the 6th ward council race at her watch party in downtown Columbia. After hearing the final results, Hoppe said her victory shows what kind of campaign the citizens want.

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AM Newscasts
8:25 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Newscast for April 4, 2012

A bill in the general assembly would deny access to tanning beds for 18-year olds.
j.stephenconn flickr

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Results from Tuesday's municipal elections.
  • Gov. Nixon touts merits of Brazil trip
  • Access to tanning beds can be denied to kids under 18 in Missouri.
PM Newscasts
5:28 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Newscast for April 3, 2012

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon's trip to Brazil.
  • Columbia's local election.
  • Novinger's possible sales tax.
Intersection
6:21 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Columbia municipal elections

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Exam
5:13 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Exam: The rest of the Columbia school board candidate interviews

Christine King and Melvin Blase
KBIA

This week on the show, you’ll hear from a couple of the candidates running for the school board here in Columbia. In Tuesday’s election, voters will pick two of the four candidates, who will each serve three year terms.

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Politics
5:18 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Meet the candidates for Columbia's Second Ward City Council seat

Mike Atkinson
Matt Veto KBIA

This is KBIA’s special coverage of the race for Columbia’s second ward city council seat, which is up for grabs in the election on April 3rd. KBIA reporters caught up with all three of the candidates, and here are their stories:

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Politics
5:48 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Court strikes down MO photo ID proposal

File KBIA

As of now, Missouri voters will not be voting this November on a measure that would require photo identification at the polls. That’s following a court ruling issued earlier this week.

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Education
5:01 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Video: Interviews with the candidates for Columbia school board

Clockwise from top left: school board candidates Christine King, Paul Cushing, Rex Cone and Melvin Blase
KBIA

KBIA has interviewed the candidates for Columbia school board in its studio. Here are the full-length interviews. You can hear excerpts of these interviews on the air on KBIA's "Exam."

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Politics
1:32 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Mo. House OKs candidate birth records requirement

Sean Hobson Flickr

 

Birth records for presidential and vice presidential candidates would need to be publicly available for those appearing on Missouri ballots.

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Exam
5:10 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Exam: Talking with Columbia's school board candidates

This week on the show, you’ll hear from a couple of the candidates running for the school board in Columbia.

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Politics
4:20 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Lawsuit filed against voter identification legislation

 A lawsuit seeking to block a proposed constitutional amendment regarding voter identification in Missouri was heard today in Jefferson City.

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PM Newscasts
5:54 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

PM Newscast for March 15, 2012

david shane flickr

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • New rules proposed for entry into Hall of Famous Missourians.
  • City council discusses ramifications for blight decree proposal.
  • Ron Paul speaks on MU campus.
  • Missouri Child Identification Program to offer services in Osage Beach on Saturday.
Politics
3:43 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Gallery: Ron Paul comes to MU

Presidential candidate Ron Paul gestures while making a speech on the south end of the David R. Francis Quadrangle on the University of Missouri campus on Thursday, March 15, 2012.
Danny Matteson

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke at the University of Missouri today, two days before the state’s caucus. The visit comes as Paul trails the other Republican candidates by a significant margin in the delegate count.   

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Election 2012
5:18 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Romney in Kirkwood: Obama to blame for high gas prices

Originally published on Tue March 13, 2012 1:40 pm

Updated at 5:04 p.m. with additional information from the event.

Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rallied for support at a park in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood Tuesday.

Republican caucuses are underway in Missouri, as the process to select a presidential nominee continues, but  the party's front-runner ignored his Republican rivals. Instead, he attacked President Barak Obama, blaming him for a high gasoline prices.

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Politics
7:39 am
Mon March 12, 2012

In runup to Republican caucus, Santorum tours southern Missouri

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum followed up his primary victory in Kansas with stops in Missouri, including a Saturday, March 10 visit to Cape Girardeau.
KRCU

With a victory in Kansas under his belt, Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is looking to the next round of primary states. As Isabel Hohl reports from Cape Girardeau, that includes the battleground state of Missouri, where Santorum toured over the weekend.

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Education
8:51 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Columbia school ballot measures focus on facilities, new hires

Residents of Columbia will be voting on ballot measures that will fund future projects for Columbia Public Schools. The measures would help fund projects that will begin in 2014, and some residents feel that it’s the right time to look towards the future of Columbia Public Schools. 

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Politics
9:01 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Ron Paul stumps in Kansas City, urges a more "free society"

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul told a Kansas City audience ( of some 1500 ) the nation is sliding into what he called a “fascist system.”

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