Big Voter Turnout Expected for Tuesday

Some big constitutional changes and a large sales tax increase is expected to drive up voter turnout on Tuesday throughout the state, some expect as high as 27 percent, but locally the numbers could be much higher. Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door expects maybe 30 to 35 percent of registered Franklin County voters will weigh in on big local issues like Washington’s annexation and a close and crowded Recorder of Deeds race. Door says farming is important to Franklin County residents, so is low taxes, and that alone could drive up local turnout. Statewide voter turnout on Tuesday is projected at nearly 1.1 million people — about 27 percent of the almost 4.1 million Missourians registered to vote. Polls open at 6 and close at 7 Tuesday night. The County Clerk’s office will accept absentee ballots until 5pm on Monday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 14 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 9 hours ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

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Evil: The Root Cause of Terror - 03/27/2015 - 11:28am
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SPORTS CORNER

22 hours 11 min ago

Jordan Lennerton's RBI double in the eighth inning helped the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Grapefruit League play on Saturday. Miguel Cabrera crushed a two-run home run in the first inning, and Alex Avila added a solo shot in the seventh for the Tigers. Shane Greene allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings on the mound.