election http://kcur.org en City And School Board Election Results http://kcur.org/post/city-and-school-board-election-results <p><strong>Cities</strong></p><p><strong>Excelsior Springs Council (2 elected)</strong></p><p>* Sharon Powell 775<br />* Ambrose Buckman 772<br />Mark Spohn 663<br />Reggie St. John 543</p><p><strong>Excelsior Springs bond issue</strong></p><p>Shall the city issue up to $18 million in bonds to build a community center? (4/7ths majority.)</p><p>* Yes 982<br />No 596</p><p><strong>Gladstone Council</strong></p><p>* R.D. Mallams 1158<br />Shari Le Poindexter 654</p><p><strong>Grain Valley mayor</strong></p><p>* Michael Todd 331<br />Chuck Johnston 274<br />Barbara Kountzman 202</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:33:42 +0000 Maria Carter 53908 at http://kcur.org Voters Hand KCMO Council Election Day Victory http://kcur.org/post/voters-hand-kcmo-council-election-day-victory <p>Voters on Tuesday approved all of the ballot measures supported by many Kansas City, Mo., city council members.</p><p>Top among the issues was approval to issue $500 million in water bonds.</p><p>Supporters of the ballot measure say the funding is sorely needed for the city to repair its deteriorating water infrastructure. In 2013 alone, the water department dealt with about 1200 water main breaks.</p><p>“The citizens of Kansas City fully and completely understand the need for us to continue to work on our infrastructure,” said Mayor Sly James shortly before 9 p.m.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:25:19 +0000 Alex Smith 53892 at http://kcur.org Voters Hand KCMO Council Election Day Victory Kansas City To Vote On Water Improvement Bonds http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-vote-water-improvement-bonds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas </span>Citians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> go to the polls Tuesday and one of the things they will be deciding is whether to update an aging network of underground water pipes.</span></p><p>Backers of the water revenue bonds say it’s critical to maintaining the city’s infrastructure.</p><p>Kansas City’s underground pipes, along with some fire hydrants and other facilities, date back to the Civil War years, say water department officials.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:47:04 +0000 Laura Ziegler 53850 at http://kcur.org Kansas City To Vote On Water Improvement Bonds Clay County Voters Reject Government Change, Again http://kcur.org/post/clay-county-voters-reject-government-change-again <p><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 1.5;">Clay County voters have rejected a change in their governance structure.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 1.5;">It was the third failed attempt to take much of the politics out of county government.</span></p><p><font size="2">The Clay County Election Commission reports a 16 percent voter turnout, with the measure being defeated by some 6,200 votes.&nbsp;</font><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 1.5;">There were 15,200 'no' votes from Clay County residents. Nine thousand voted 'yes.'</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:49:29 +0000 Dan Verbeck 46382 at http://kcur.org November 5 Election Results, By The Numbers http://kcur.org/post/november-5-election-results-numbers <p><strong>Updated 5:36 a.m.</strong></p><p>The ballot issues Tuesday were on the Missouri side of the Kansas City area, including the largest tax increase in Jackson County in more than two decades. Voter turnout was, as expected, light.</p><p>The results below are unofficial until certified.</p><p><em>Here are the latest numbers: </em></p><p><strong>Blue Springs, Mo. Parks Sales Tax</strong>:<br />In Blue Springs, voters defeated a permanent half-cent sales tax that would have raised $3 million a year for parks-related projects, including community recreation centers.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 01:34:09 +0000 Laura Spencer, Maria Carter & Briana O'Higgins 46312 at http://kcur.org November 5 Election Results, By The Numbers 5 Issues Being Decided By KC Area Voters http://kcur.org/post/5-issues-being-decided-kc-area-voters <p></p><p>Voters around the Kansas City metro&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">head to the polls Tuesday. Here's an overview of some of the issues on ballots in the area:</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson County</strong></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:21:22 +0000 Maria Carter 46276 at http://kcur.org 5 Issues Being Decided By KC Area Voters Snow Affects Elections, Area Recreation http://kcur.org/post/snow-affects-elections-area-recreation <p>Whether you're <strong>lining up to vote</strong> or <strong>hitting the slopes</strong>, the <strong>snow will affect your day</strong> Tuesday.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 32538 at http://kcur.org Snow Affects Elections, Area Recreation For Local Sudanese Upcoming Elections Chance To Change Their Fate http://kcur.org/post/local-sudanese-upcoming-elections-chance-change-their-fate <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-534f4b41e6a14-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-534f4b41e6a14-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="534f4b41e6a14-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-938552.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Missouri – Thousands of Southern Sudanese immigrants in the Kansas City area will get the opportunity to have a voice in the future of their country in next months referendum. The country will vote on whether the south will break away and become its own country. Millions of Southern Sudanese have been killed in years of civil war. Millions more have become refugees around the world.</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 22:20:08 +0000 Laura Ziegler 7336 at http://kcur.org For Local Sudanese Upcoming Elections Chance To Change Their Fate Election Montage Captures Campaign Excitement http://kcur.org/post/election-montage-captures-campaign-excitement <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-534f569812b6a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-534f569812b6a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="534f569812b6a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-933310.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Missouri – A montage of sounds from the campaign and election night, with contributions from KCUR reporters and producers.</p> Fri, 05 Nov 2010 08:16:15 +0000 Laura Ziegler 7261 at http://kcur.org Election Montage Captures Campaign Excitement Family Ties Possibly Contributed to Robin Carnahan's Loss http://kcur.org/post/family-ties-possibly-contributed-robin-carnahans-loss <p>St. Louis, MO – One question that Democrats in Missouri are asking themselves today -- how did U-S Senate candidate Robin Carnahan lose so badly to Republican Roy Blunt Tuesday? St. Louis Public Radio's Bill Raack reports.</p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 21:49:17 +0000 7254 at http://kcur.org No Ho-Hum Election http://kcur.org/post/no-ho-hum-election <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-534f569810038-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-534f569810038-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="534f569810038-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-915152.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Missouri's chief election controller predicts more voters than usual will be at the polls next Tuesday. The past two midterm elections, turnout stood very close to 17 percent. So 24 percent, as predicted, is a high figure.</p> Wed, 28 Jul 2010 02:47:51 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6880 at http://kcur.org