Candidates for the Joplin City Council said at a public forum Tuesday night at City Hall that they believe the city's resource as a regional shopping and dining hub will see it through a potential sales tax decline and budget challenge.
Editor’s note: This is the fourth story in a four-part series that previews individual Joplin City Council races ahead of the June 2 election.
Editor’s note: This is the third story in a four-part series that previews individual Joplin City Council races ahead of the June 2 election.
Editor’s note: This is the second story in a four-part series that previews individual Joplin City Council races ahead of the June 2 election.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Civil rights groups on Tuesday appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court after a local judge dismissed their lawsuit seeking to allow all Missourians to vote absentee in upcoming elections to help reduce the risk of catching or spreading the coronavirus.
As a postponed election date draws near, volunteers and officials associated with issues on the June 2 ballot are kicking campaigns up again. But the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed those campaigns significantly.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers wrapped up their work Friday by passing bills allowing people to vote by mail because of the coronavirus and ramping up criminal penalties in response to an uptick in violent crime in the state's biggest cities.
About a week ago, State Auditor Nicole Galloway, the Democratic front-runner in Missouri's gubernatorial race, held a Joplin town hall in cooperation with Southwest Missouri Democrats.
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by civil rights groups on Friday seeks to allow all Missourians to vote absentee in upcoming elections to help reduce the risk of catching or spreading the coronavirus.
Three area school districts have major building projects on election ballots this spring, but because of the pandemic they must now maneuver or roll with a change of plans regarding when voters will decide those multimillion-dollar proposals.
Southwest Missouri voters say the top issues they're considering in the 2020 presidential race include longstanding concerns over health care and immigration.
Health care dominated political dialogue leading up to the coronavirus crisis this month, and if voters in the nation’s heartland are an accurate yardstick, the struggle over the best way to provide it will escalate on the road to November's election.
Supporters of Medicaid expansion in Missouri say they have collected enough signatures to get their measure on the November ballot.
Just like she had for election days over the last more than 40 years, Joplin resident Carol Buck was preparing to volunteer on April 7 as a poll worker in Jasper County — even despite warnings about the spread of the coronavirus.
CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Carthage R-9 School District has begun releasing plans and fact sheets on the renovation of the Carthage Technical Center to give voters a better understanding of the bond issue they’ll be voting on in April.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A House committee heard a bill this week that would create a system to automatically register eligible people to vote, allowing them to opt out rather than opt in to being a registered voter.
While Missouri voters continued former Vice President Joe Biden’s March surge through the presidential primaries, his victories over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in Jasper and Newton counties were much closer affairs.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Multiple candidates dropped out of the presidential nomination race after the ballots were set to be printed. They are designated with an asterisk (*).
While Super Tuesday last week did not totally clear a path to the Democratic Party's nomination of a candidate to challenge President Donald Trump this fall, it certainly did clear a crowded field of aspirants down to two front-runners.
In advance of Super Tuesday and next week's presidential primary election in Missouri, use the tool below to select a few presidential candidates and compare where they stand on key issues.
As several states across the country hold presidential primaries today, keep track of each candidate's success with this delegate tracker.
NEOSHO, Mo. — Newton County voters on Tuesday chose incumbents William Doubek and Angela Thomas to serve as members of the Neosho City Council, beating out challenger Robb Birch.
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Incumbent Larry Cowger and new candidate Robert James Hays were the top contenders elected to the Carl Junction School Board, according to complete but unofficial results from Jasper and Newton counties.
CARTHAGE, Mo. — A challenger defeated an incumbent to win one of two open seats on the Carthage Board of Education in Tuesday's election while one new face also was elected to the Carthage City Council.
WEBB CITY, Mo. — Webb City Council incumbent Jonathan Shull and Board of Education incumbent Dan McGrew were both reelected by voters Tuesday in local municipal and school board races, according to complete but unofficial results in Jasper County. Newcomer Stephen Crane will also join the sc…
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Voters on Tuesday rejected two tax proposals, one that would have brought a public library to the community and another that would have implemented a use tax.
Sharrock Dermott on Tuesday did what three of his predecessors on the Joplin Board of Education had been unable to do.
Jasper County voters have approved an extension of a current sales tax that will generate funds for a new courts building in Joplin and an expansion to the county jail.
After a general election last November that saw strong numbers of voters head to the polls, the clerks of both Jasper and Newton counties expect a lighter turnout for Tuesday's municipal and school elections in Missouri.
In advance of Tuesday’s Joplin Board of Education election, The Joplin Globe posed questions to the three candidates vying for two available seats.
NEOSHO, Mo. — Multiple candidates and a tax question await the decisions of voters in Tuesday’s elections in Newton County, including those in a race for Granby mayor and a tax question for the Westview School District.
CARTHAGE, Mo. — After approving a quarter-cent sales tax in 2016, Jasper County voters on Tuesday will be asked to extend the assessment another 15 years to fund, among other things, construction of a new courts building in Joplin.
LAMAR, Mo. — Residents of Barton County who go to the polls Tuesday will elect multiple candidates to municipal and school board posts, tab three directors for the Barton County Health Department Board and decide two questions in the village of Lamar Heights.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri voters on Tuesday approved a measure that would give them access to medical marijuana, joining a long list of states that allow the once-forbidden drug to be used for medicinal purposes.
Republican Steve Watkins kept the Kansas 2nd Congressional District in GOP hands on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Paul Davis, according to unofficial returns.
Democrat Nicole Galloway will continue to be the only Democrat elected to a statewide office in Missouri's government after defeating Republican Saundra McDowell in Tuesday's election.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill conceded defeat on Tuesday to state Attorney General Josh Hawley, handing Republicans a Senate seat President Donald Trump personally campaigned for twice in the week before Election Day.
Voters on Tuesday in Southwest Missouri sent seven Republicans to the Missouri General Assembly, five of whom will trek to Jefferson City for the first time.
NEOSHO, Mo. — Newton County voters on Tuesday returned incumbent Kevin Selby to another term as associate judge in Division 3 of Newton County Circuit Court. Independent Andy Wood lost his challenge by just over 5,000 votes.
This Week's Circulars
WYANDOTTE, OK - Donald Calvin Brown, 78, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fairland Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Miami, OK.
CARTHAGE, MO - Michelle L. Brady, 48, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020. A celebration of life will be Saturday at First Christian Church Lighthouse, Carthage, 1 p.m. Arrangements under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory.
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- Joplin woman suffers stroke; hospital team sets record for response time
- Joplin Health Department reports 12th COVID-19 case
- Charges pending on Neosho woman in shooting of Joplin boyfriend
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- Suspended sentence granted Oklahoma man in Joplin drug case
- Lake of the Ozarks business owner defends actions
- Joplin city leaders asked to relax restrictions on cruising Main Street
- Several area casinos reopening after COVID-19 closures
- Charges filed in stabbing at Watered Gardens