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Missouri voters have signed off on a plan to make thousands more low-income adults eligible for Medicaid after adopting a constitutional amendment to expand eligibility for the government health insurance program.

COLUMBUS, Kan. — Cherokee County residents essentially reelected a state representative in Tuesday’s primary election and tabbed the incumbent Republican county clerk for a contest in the November general election.

Incumbent Billy Long outpolled four challengers by a wide margin in Tuesday's primary election to be the GOP nominee for the U.S. 7th Congressional District seat.

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NEOSHO — Voters on Tuesday in Newton County tabbed an incumbent and a newcomer to fill two county commission seats, and also essentially reelected the incumbent county surveyor.

Based on name recognition alone, the odds favor incumbent Gov. Mike Parson facing off with Democratic state Auditor Nicole Galloway in the November general election in Missouri, but first they have to stand for nomination in Tuesday's primaries.

When longtime Republican Sen. Pat Roberts announced in early 2019 that he would not be running for a fifth term, the news sparked interest nationwide and automatically made his seat one of the key U.S. congressional seat battles in the Nov. 3 general election.

NEOSHO, Mo. — While most of Newton County's officeholders are running unopposed, voters will have some choices in Tuesday's primary election for two seats on the County Commission and for surveyor.

NEOSHO, Mo. — Voters on Tuesday chose to send a mix of incumbents and challengers to both the Neosho City Council and the Board of Education during local elections, according to complete but unofficial results in Newton County.

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CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Carthage Board of Education will get to work this month completing plans for expanding the Carthage Technical Center building after voters said "yes" on Tuesday to extending the district’s debt service levy for another six years.

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Two separate half-cent sales tax measures — one for the city of Neosho and one for all of Newton County — both succeeded at the polls Tuesday, according to complete but unofficial election results. 

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NEOSHO, Mo. — Voters in the Neosho school district approved a 39-cent levy increase and full Prop C waiver, 1,954 votes to 1,895, for an approval of 50.76%, according to complete but unofficial election results. Because the measure was a levy increase and not a bond, it required a simple maj…

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Carl Junction voters rejected a use tax for the third straight year Tuesday, shooting the proposal down by a wide margin.

NEOSHO, Mo. — Multiple issues, including the creation of a Stella-area fire protection district, a race for Fairview mayor and a tax question for Loma Linda residents, await voters on Tuesday in Newton County.

NEOSHO, Mo. — When Neosho voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will find two incumbents and two challengers vying for three open seats on the Board of Education as well as one City Council incumbent facing two challengers for a single open seat.

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — An incumbent and three newcomers are vying Tuesday for two of the four seats on the Carl Junction City Council that will be on the election ballot.

NEOSHO, Mo. — Newton County voters on Tuesday will be asked to approve a half-cent sales tax that would fund services related to public safety and provide cities in the county annual savings on dispatching costs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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