Politics

Tax
4:38 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Cape Girardeau Voters To Consider Fire Tax Extension

Jacob McCleland KRCU

Cape Girardeau voters will have a chance to extend a 1/8 cent portion of a quarter-cent sales fire tax when they head to the ballot box on Nov. 4. The tax has been used to fund improvements at Cape Girardeau’s fire department facilities and for the purchase of new vehicles and equipment.

The tax was first passed in 2004.

A “Yes” vote will extend the tax to 2035.

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election
9:57 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Local Candidates Talk About Issues At Cape County Tea Party Forum

Democratic candidate Gary Gaines discussed his platform at the Cape County Tea Party forum.
Jen Gradl

Candidates for the Nov. 4 election discussed their platforms at The Cape County Tea Party forum Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

The candidates included nominees for the 147th Missouri State House District.

Incumbent Republican Kathy Swan discussed her activity on seven different committees involving health care, education and business.

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Politics
9:56 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference at the Justice Department in Washington.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 7:29 am

This post was last updated at 4:44 p.m. ET.

Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, will resign his post after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and 5 1/2 years of fights with Republicans in Congress.

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Debate
11:00 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Missouri House Discuss Marijuana, Same Sex Marriage at Forum

Three candidates for the Missouri State House District discussed topics at a forum on Tuesday.
Jen Gradl

Candidates for the 147th Missouri State House District addressed issues at a KRCU and League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri forum Tuesday at The Concourse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Three candidates debated topics like legalizing marijuana, healthcare for the uninsured, income tax and same sex marriage.

Both Democratic candidate, Gary Gaines, and the Republican incumbent, Kathy Swan, were not in favor of legalizing marijuana in Missouri.

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Debate
10:56 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Congressional Candidates Debate Issues At Forum

Five candidates for the Nov. 4 2014 election addressed issues at a KRCU and League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri forum at The Concourse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
KRCU

Candidates for the Nov. 4 2014 election addressed issues at a KRCU and League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri forum last night at The Concourse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Candidates for the 8th U.S. Congressional District tackled topics like improving poorer counties in Missouri, Citizens United, Affordable Care Act, air strikes in Syria and immigration.

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