Election Hacking

Audio: Missouri Secretary of State says there is no chance of hacking in Tuesday’s election

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft stresses the state’s security from cyber attacks in the upcoming election. During a press conference Thursday, he says Missouri’s digital election network is scanned by outside sources 100,000 times daily but the inquiries are superficial.     Ashcroft stresses that all state voting machines have a paper trail backup […]

Audio: Biden rallies in St. Louis area for McCaskill: “Our country’s character is on the ballot”

Former Vice President Joe Biden says there’s something different about this year’s election. During a stop last night in the St. Louis suburb of Bridgeton, he urges Missourians to vote next Tuesday for Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and eastern Missouri Congressional candidate Cort VanOstran.     During a Wednesday stop at the Machinists’ Hall […]

Voter ID

2017 lawsuit against Missouri voter ID law to proceed after appeals court decision

A Missouri appeals court has reversed a lower bench ruling and will allow a 2017 lawsuit against the state’s voter ID law to move forward. Tony Rothert with the ACLU, which brought the case, notes it’ll be unnecessary litigation if another more recent lawsuit is upheld.     The ACLU’s Tony Rothert notes the court […]

Farm Service Agency FSA

Farm Service Agency ballots to be mailed to agriculture producers

Missouri Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Brent Hampy announced Tuesday that the United States Department of Agriculture will begin mailing ballots to eligible agricultural producers next Monday, November 5th for the 2018 FSA county committee elections. Hampy said county committee members represent farmers, ranchers, and foresters. He added that producers elected to the committees […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC Board of Trustees approves IT purchases and new hires

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved information technology purchases at its meeting Tuesday night. One of the IT purchases was cybersecurity protection through Network Technology Partners of Saint Louis for $54,000 annually and a one-time setup fee of $12,500. It was the lowest of two bids for the services. The services included […]

Voter ID

Appeals court rules challenge to Missouri’s voter ID law implementation can proceed

An appeals court ruled today that a challenge to the state of Missouri’s failure to provide adequate funds to educate the public and make appropriate preparations to implement its voter ID law can proceed. The voter ID law went into effect on June 1, 2017. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Missouri, and Advancement […]

Democratic Party

Audio: Progressive wing of party not happy McCaskill’s use of “crazy Democrats” phrase

Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is taking heat from the progressive wing of her party for a radio ad she’s running in her bid for reelection that refers to “crazy Democrats”. State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal of University City said McCaskill should clarify for those who might vote for her exactly who “crazy Democrats” are.   […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board reviews 12 properties at Monday meeting

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance board last evening gave more time to those involved with work at six residential locations in Trenton. The 60-day extensions were authorized for 409 East 19th, 510 West Crowder Road, 813 Olive, 2002 Chicago, 302 East 7th Street, and 1312 Gilmore. Representatives from each address indicated more time was needed for […]