4:24 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Missouri House endorses June primary election date

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The Missouri House gave initial approval to legislation that would move the state's primary elections to June.

Party primaries for Congress, the state Legislature and statewide offices are currently held in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in August. But the bill endorsed on Wednesday would move the primaries to the first Tuesday after the third Monday in June.

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5:38 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Talking Politics: Voters head to the polls for municipal elections

Boone County election day volunteers Don Fues and Blake Turner help voters at Trinity Presbyterian Church, in Columbia, April 8, 2014.
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Mid-Missourians headed out to the polls today to cast their votes on school board, city council, and mayoral candidates and a range of issues on ballots in the municipal elections.

KBIA's news team captured some of the sights and sounds on election day in this edition of Talking Politics, hosted by Kate Grumke.

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7:21 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Mo. candidates face filing deadline

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If you want to run for statewide office, your time to file is running out. Candidates must file paperwork by 5 p.m. Tuesday to appear on Missouri's August primary ballot.

The top office on this year's ballot will be state auditor. So far, Republican incumbent Tom Schweich doesn't face much opposition. No Republican or Democrat has filed against him. His only challenger at the start of Tuesday was Constitution Party candidate Rodney Farthing.

Missouri's ballot will include races for half the state Senate and all of Missouri's U.S. and state House seats.

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2:52 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Legislation could move Missouri primary elections to June

The proposed bill would transfer Missouri's primary elections from early August to late June.
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A House panel has endorsed legislation that moves Missouri's primary elections to June.

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8:52 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Mo. candidates begin filing for office this week

Missouri Capitol
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Candidates for Congress and state offices will line up at the secretary of state's office in the state capital this week to file for the 2014 election.

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8:56 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Nixon signs Mo. candidate filing legislation

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Governor Jay Nixon has signed legislation that could give deployed military members and the disabled a chance to be listed first on a ballot if they run for office.

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Global Journalist
4:22 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

How conservatives won Australia's election

Tony Abbott celebrates his recent election victory with his wife and daughters.
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The conservative party won national elections in Australia this week. The coalition led by Tony Abbott unseated the Labor party, which held power for 6 years.

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5:32 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Year in review: a look back at the news from 2012

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

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5:54 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Columbia City Council votes to put eminent domain measure on ballot

Columbia City Council added a new measure to the ballot for a special election in April.
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In a unanimous decision Monday night, Columbia City Council voted to put a measure that changes how the city can exercise eminent domain on the April ballot.

With the City Council approval of a charter amendment to put the proposal on the ballot, voters will decide whether or not the city may transfer seized property to entities for private purposes. The amendment’s current wording prompted a discussion by city council pertaining to specifics of what does and does not qualify as a private entity.

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8:04 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

An outside look into the United States presidential race

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama spar during the third presidential debate at Lynn University.
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In just a few days, we’ll find out whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will be leading the world’s most powerful country for the next four years.   

While Americans are eager to leave the grueling political season behind, many in foreign countries are eager to hear the first hints about their biggest concern, foreign policy.

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4:54 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

U.S. Senate and Missouri governor debates on Friday

Candidates running for U.S. Senate and Missouri governor will debate Friday in Columbia.
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A couple of back-to-back debates are planned this week for candidates running for U.S. Senate and Missouri governor.

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8:15 am
Thu August 16, 2012

SW Mo. House member plans to seek recount

A state House member from southwest Missouri says he'll seek a recount after a narrow loss in his Republican primary election.

Election results certified in Greene County this week show incumbent Thomas Long losing to challenger Jeff Messenger by 28 votes in the Aug. 7 primary. Long told the Springfield News-Leader on Wednesday he'll ask to have the ballots in the 130th House District counted again.

Missouri law allows candidates to request recounts if they lose by less than 1 percent of the total vote.

5:48 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Corn growers endorse Nixon for governor

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The Missouri Corn Growers Association has endorsed Gov. Jay Nixon's re-election campaign.

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10:43 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Carnahan's ballot language draws lawsuit, partisan debate

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's language for a ballot initiative on healthcare exchanges is the target of a lawsuit, and criticism from GOP candidates

Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder has filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Robin Carnahan over the language used in a ballot initiative regarding health care exchanges. The Republican Lt. Governor is accusing the Democratic Secretary of State of trying to deliberately mislead voters.

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10:29 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Deadline: Missourians must register by today, to vote in the August primary


Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says in a news release that Missourians need to be registered by today if they want to take part in the Aug. 7th primary election.

Carnahan says residents can register in person or by mail, and a mailed voter registration application has to be postmarked by the July 11th deadline in order to cast a ballot for the August primary.