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

4 days 14 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

19 hours 6 min ago

Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.