election 2013

8:41 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Special elections yield results for Mid-Missouri towns, utilities

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A few special elections in Mid-Missouri yesterday resulted in success for the towns and entities asking for new revenue.

In Ashland, voters approved a one half cent sales tax increase to go toward transportation projects in the town. The Boone County Clerk reports a voter turnout of just over 6 percent for two special elections, with the measure passing 86 to 65.

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3:47 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Kespohl, Skala face off again in Columbia's Third Ward

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Karl Skala and Gary Kespohl are very familiar with each other.

Both are squaring off for the Third Ward Council seat of Columbia.

However, this will be the third time in the last three elections they have gone against each other.

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2:29 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Debate over Jefferson City's new high school campus continues

An artist's rendering of the proposed new Jefferson City High School.
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On April 2, Jefferson City residents will vote on whether to approve a $79 million bond issue that would fund the construction of a new elementary school and a new high school. But, the proposal for a new high school has drawn opposition from some members of the community.

Opponents of the bond issue believe Jefferson City students would be ill served in what they call a “mega high school.” While they want a new high school to be built, they think the existing campus should remain open, making the population at each school smaller.

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5:49 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Sam Allison drops out of Columbia's race for mayor

The Columbia City Council approved a measure leading to the eviction of Regency residents.
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Columbia mayoral candidate Sam Allison has announced his withdrawal from the city-wide race.

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