State and Regional News

Brown and Dillon seek Mo. Senate seat; Pearson and Seay vie for bench

Three Rivers Publishing invited candidates involved in races for the November 6 General Election to submit a candidate profile for publication.

Candidates were asked to present themselves, introduce their family to our readers, and discuss their opinions on any issues they feel are of importance to the voting public, especially specific issues of concern or interest that they wish to focus on if elected.

Candidates were encouraged to tell voters about their family history, work experience, educational background, or other traits that they feel are pertinent to their election. Candidate submissions were edited only for grammar or spelling mistakes, not for content, in order to provide an opportunity for them to speak freely and promote their candidacy.

In this week’s editions of the Steelville Star and Cuba Free Press, we are sharing the profiles and photos submitted by Missouri Senate District 16 contenders Justin Brown (Republican) and Ryan Dillon (Democrat), along with those from the two candidates for Division 1 Judge of the 42nd Circuit Court: Sid Pearson (Democrat) and Megan Seay (Republican).

Voters to make decisions on several questions

The Missouri General Election ballot for the November 6 election puts it to the voters of the state to decide four constitutional amendments and three propositions. Three of the seven ballot issues are related to marijuana, and the other four ask questions about re-drawing state legislative districts and setting other restrictions for state legislators and political campaigns, amending bingo regulations, raising the state minimum wage, and increasing the motor fuel tax to better fund Department of Transportation projects. This article provides information from the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office website on the last four ballot measures. Three Rivers Publishing will also provide an overview of the remaining three marijuana ballot questions.

Riders on Trail of Tears horseback journey hope to assist struggling tribes

By Catherine Wynn, Salem News Managing Editor
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    Beginning in 1838, 16,000 Native Americans were marched over 1,200 miles of rugged land and varying weather conditions. Over 4,000 died of illness, starvation, and war.