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City Council Candidates Attend Final Public Forum

Missouri Western hosted a forum for candidates vying for the four open district seats.

Posted: Mar 30, 2018 11:30 AM

St. Joseph City Council candidates had one last chance to impress voters during a forum Thursday night. 

Missouri Western hosted a forum for candidates vying for the four open district seats.

Four of the eight candidates appeared before the sparse crowd.

They answered questions on crime, downtown, jobs and the future of the city.

It was not lost on the debate's moderator that just five days away from the election, there wasn't much interest in the forum.

On Tuesday, voters will elect a new mayor, make decisions on two at-large city council seats and four district seats.

In the school board race, seven candidates are vying for three open seats.

The Buchanan County Clerk's office is forecasting about a 30 percent turnout. 

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A very weak cold front has moved through Wednesday night and will continue to give us the chance for showers and thunderstorms across the area once again on Thursday night and Friday morning. Temperatures will remain in the low 90s through Saturday.
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