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Kavanaugh discussions come to Missouri

Tensions continue on both sides as Supreme Court hearings ended this week. Democrats and Republicans are arguing over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

  ‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.”

Jackson Co., IL Bar Association hosting judicial candidate forum

The Jackson County Bar Association is hosting a candidate forum on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center.

Trump: Ready to tax an additional $267B in Chinese imports

Trump says he's prepared to essentially tax every Chinese good imported to US

Trump rips searing Times op-ed from unnamed senior official

A senior Trump administration official writes an opinion piece in The New York Times claiming to be part of a group of people "working diligently from within" to impede President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" and ill-conceived parts of his agenda

Kavanaugh's lips sealed on White House subpoenas, pardons

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh rejects repeated requests to reveal his views about a president pardoning himself or being forced to testify in a criminal case

Former senator to replace McCain, at least until January

Prolonging the uncertainty over who will fill the late John McCain's U.S. Senate seat, the governor of Arizona announced the appointment of former Sen. Jon Kyl but said he has only committed to serve until the end of the year

Trump’s disapproval rating reaches all-time high

According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Friday 60 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Trump is doing.

Sen. Duckworth says goodbye to Sen. McCain at the Capitol

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) said her final goodbye to an American Hero U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

AG tours Egg Company in Jackson, MO

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley continues his trek across the state to campaign for Senate.

Trump cancels pay raise due to federal workers in January

Trump cancels pay raises for most federal employees set to take effect in January, citing budget.

Trump stumps for Republican Senate hopeful Braun in Indiana

President Donald Trump is seeking to turn up the pressure on Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana, saying the state must defeat the vulnerable Democrat because "Joe's not going to vote for us on anything."

Trump clarifies remarks about violence if Dems win midterms

Trump warns of 'violence' if Democrats win midterm elections, urges evangelical leaders to rally supporters in November's elections

Sen. Durbin to be at Olmstead Lock and Dam ribbon cutting

Dick Durbin will attend the ribbon cutting at Olmstead Lock and Dam.
Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns 'be careful'

Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns 'be careful'

Trump accuses Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging their search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD."

Gov. Parson appoints new Cape Girardeau Co. Prosecuting Attorney

Mark Welker won the August primary election and is running unopposed for the position in the November general election.

MO Auditor finds inaccuracies in Department of Revenue's computerized system

The report found inefficiencies affecting citizens at license offices throughout the state, especially in rural counties.

DOD announces death of soldier stationed in KY

A soldier's death assigned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky was announced by the Department of Defense on Aug. 21.

Sen. Duckworth wants investigation into possible ethics violation at VA

Illinois U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, along with New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, is asking the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General (IG) to investigate whether the VA leadership violated any federal law, policy, or their ethical obligation to Veterans.

Candidate forums set for Sept. in St. Louis, MO

Missouri candidates for U.S. Senator and State Auditor will participate in forums on Friday, September 14 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cape Girardeau Co. Sheriff resigns ahead of U.S. Marshal confirmation

Monday was the the Cape Girardeau County sheriff's last day in office as he officially resigned.

  Hawley's campaign accepts debate proposal from KFVS

Josh Hawley's campaign has accepted a debate proposal from Heartland News.

Sen. Dick Durbin meets with HUD Regional Administrator about housing crisis in Cairo, IL

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met in Cario, Illinois with the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator of HUD's Midwest Regional Office on Tuesday, August 7.

Voters said "No" to 'Right to Work' in Missouri

A state lawmaker argues it will be better for new businesses. A longtime union member from southeast Missouri says it's harmful to the working class.

McCaskill, Hawley challenge each other to debates

Sen. Claire McCaskill and Attorney General Josh Hawley challenged each other to series of debates.

VOTING GUIDE: 2018 Missouri primary election

Missouri voters take to the polls on Tuesday, August 7 for the Missouri Primary Election.

Missouri Primary sample ballots 8/7

MISSOURI (KFVS) - Here are some sample ballots from around southeast Missouri for the Missouri primary election on Tuesday, August 7.

MO Sen. Claire McCaskill talks tariffs in Cape Girardeau

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill stopped in Cape Girardeau Friday, Aug. 3, to talk about tariffs and to campaign for re-election.

RESULTS: TN primary election

The Tennessee primary votes are in.

Hawley to visit Cape Girardeau on Aug. 2

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley will visit Cape Girardeau, Missouri on August 2.

Scott County election staff preparing to protect primary votes

Missouri's August 7 primary is less than a week away.  Election officials in the Heartland are preparing voting machines and their staff to make sure there's no tampering at the polls.

  Jackson Egg Company discusses business challenges with MO Rep.

Owners of the Jackson Egg Company in Jackson, Missouri discussed their unique challenges of raising pasture and cage-free chickens with U.S. Congressman Jason Smith Friday, July 27. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android  Childhood friend, Adam Birk and Christopher Ludwig spoke with Missouri Representative Smith during a tour of their company and operations. As the chickens clucked, they discussed federal agricultural issues, including foreign tariffs...

Senate candidates to speak at KY Farm Bureau forum

Two United States Senate candidates will speak at the Kentucky Farm Bureau forum on Thursday, August 25.

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City of Paducah/McCracken County merger fails

With 100% of precincts reporting, the proposed merger between Paducah and McCracken County failed by a 70-30 percent margin.

Sen. Forby wins re-election in Illinois

In the Illinois State Senator 59th District race, Democrat Gary Forby won over Republican Mark Minor 58% to 42% with 100% of precincts reporting.

Hodges wins Mo. House seat in 149th District

With a 66 percent vote, Steve Hodges beat out Neal E. Boyd for Missouri House of Representatives in the 149th District.

Sales tax increase passed by Jackson voters

Jackson voters have decided in favor of the Proposition 1.

Voters take time to stop and pray

Polls opened at 7 a.m. sharp Tuesday, and while voters rushed to the polls all day, some took that time out to pray.  The East Prairie Ministerial Alliance conducted a 24-hour vigil at the First Church of God.

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