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Filing for three council seats begins Tuesday

Filing for three Hannibal City Council positions begins Tuesday. The positions are for an unexpired three-year term to end in April 2018 in the Third Ward, and full three-year terms expiring in 2020 in the Fifth and Sixth wards.

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Candidate filings slow on Monday

Only a few candidates turned out Monday as a week-long election filing period began for a number of governmental entities.

Elections

Filing for Quincy Park Board seats starts next week

The makeup of the Quincy Park Board could be substantially different next spring, with six of the seven seats up for election. Filing for the April 4 election starts next week.

Moore among seven to file petitions to run for city, township offices
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Moore among seven to file petitions to run for city, township offices

Eight candidates filed petitions Monday - the first day to do so - to run for city office in the April 4 consolidated general election. Petitions for Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore, a Republican, were included in the batch of filings, according to the Quincy city clerk's office.

Polls failed to predict which voters would turn out
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Polls failed to predict which voters would turn out

How could so many polls be so wrong, in so many places? That was the question asked repeatedly as election results started to come in Tuesday night with Donald Trump winning several battleground states where he had trailed slightly in recent polls.

Trump takes triumphant tour of Washington, meets Obama
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Trump takes triumphant tour of Washington, meets Obama

President-elect Donald Trump took a triumphant tour of the nation's capital Thursday, holding a cordial White House meeting with President Barack Obama, sketching out priorities with Republican congressional leaders and taking in the majestic view from where he'll be sworn in to office.

Big turnout leads to few troubles
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Big turnout leads to few troubles

Marion County Clerk Valerie Dornberger said Tuesday's election was free of major issues.

Missourians extend park tax, defeat cigarette tax increases
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Missourians extend park tax, defeat cigarette tax increases

Missouri voters approved a measure to extend a sales tax to fund state parks and conservation efforts but turned back separate attempts to increase Missouri's lowest-in-the-country cigarette tax.

Republicans sweep Missouri state offices
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Republicans sweep Missouri state offices

In addition to political upstart Eric Greitens' victory in the Missouri gubernatorial race, his fellow GOP candidates completed a clean sweep of statewide offices.

Trump wins White House in astonishing victory
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Trump wins White House in astonishing victory

Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House.