Presidential Election 2020

Audio: Political scientist in Missouri says predicting outcome of election night will be challenging this time

In previous elections, Missouri counties posted absentee ballot results first. For Tuesday’s general election, that practice will vary from county to county. Columbia College Political Science Professor Terry Smith says the change presents a new challenge.     Missouri’s local election authorities have received more than 723,000 mail-in and absentee ballots so far for the […]

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Governor Parson appoints Sarah Castle as circuit judge for the 16th Judicial District

Governor Mike Parson appointed the Honorable Sarah A. Castle as Circuit Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. She will fill the Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Sandra C. Midkiff. Judge Castle, of Kansas City, currently serves as an Associate Circuit Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in […]

Governor Parson appoints Jessica Krawczyk as Judge for 16th Judicial Circuit

Governor Mike Parson appointed Jessica Agnelly Krawczyk as Associate Circuit Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. She will fill the Associate Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Richard T. Standridge. Ms. Krawczyk, of Raymore, currently serves as a partner at Wendt Law Firm, P.C. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political […]

Sam Graves

Native of Bethany to take role of 6th District Director for Congressman Sam Graves

Congressman Sam Graves announced leadership changes in his Washington, DC and for his Missouri district offices. One of the new people is a Bethany native. Graves announced Harrison County native Buffy Smith will take on the role of 6th District Director. She will manage the day-to-day operations of the district offices. She previously served for […]

L to R: Amy Guthrie-English Instructor, Jonathan Burnfin, Dr. Susan Stull-Science Instructor, and Dr. Sterling Recker-Political Science Instructor

North Central Missouri College names Academic Excellence Award winner

Jonathan Burnfin from Trenton, MO has been chosen as this year’s NCMC Academic Excellence Award winner.  Jonathan recently graduated from NCMC  in December with his Associate in Arts degree and is currently attending Missouri Western State University obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Business Management. His name will be engraved on a plaque in Geyer Hall […]

Democrat and Republican Parties

Audio: Missouri expert offers advice for talking politics during holiday gatherings

A University of Missouri expert has advice for the discussion of politics at the dinner table during holiday get-togethers. Political Science Professor Andrea Benjamin says misunderstandings can be avoided if ground rules are set and goals of the conversation are determined.     Don’t try to change peoples’ minds. Benjamin uses her sports allegiance to […]

Gavel and Law book

Governor Mike Parson appoints Chillicothe attorney as 43rd Circuit Court Judge

Governor Mike Parson has appointed a Chillicothe attorney, Ryan Horsman, as a Circuit Judge of the 43rd Judicial Circuit, Division 1 with five counties comprising the circuit: Livingston, Daviess, DeKalb, Caldwell, and Clinton. Horsman won the August 2018 primary election for the position and ran unopposed in the November general election. He fills a vacancy […]

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NCMC instructor gives presentation at Mid-American Alliance for African Studies

A North Central Missouri College instructor lead helped organize and presented at the Mid-American Alliance for African Studies. Political Science Instructor Doctor Sterling Recker is the president of the Mid-American Alliance for African Studies. He presented on Competing Narratives of Destruction and Development: The Politicization of Memory in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Dean of Instruction Mitch Holder […]

Missouri Sunshine Law

Governor Mike Parson appoints Chillicothe man to Missouri Court of Appeals

Governor Mike Parson appointed Judge Thomas Chapman of Chillicothe to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District Thursday. Chapman will succeed Judge James Welsh who retired in March. Parson said he believes the judge’s rural perspective will add additional balance to the court adding that he has confidence that Chapman will continue to be a […]