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Elections

Protestors against dark money make their presence known in Washington.
Dark Money, a PBS Distribution release

With a growing lack of transparency clouding money’s influence on politics around the United States, a new film digs into the issue by zooming in on one state in particular: Montana.

Why Montana? The choice of setting came down to three factors: the presence of whistleblowers, diligent enforcers of campaign-finance law and a watchdog press.

“We could actually tell the story there,” the documentary’s director, Kimberly Reed, said Friday on St. Louis on the Air.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: October 24, 2008 - Many voters may want to don their "Southside for Obama" T-shirts and "Pitbull with Lipstick" Sarah Palin buttons this Election Day. But if you're thinking of wearing them into the polling place when you vote, local election authorities say, think again. Wearing campaign shirts, buttons, hats or such into a polling place violates Missouri and Illinois electioneering laws.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: October 10, 2008 - St. Louis residents who opened what looked like a mailing from the Board of Election Commissioners probably were surprised that their application for an absentee ballot had a blatant political message on top -- Vote for Jay Nixon for governor.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: October 10, 2008 - As far as Brian Nieves knows, no governmental body in Missouri has ever conducted an official business session in any language other than English. He wants to keep it that way.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 29, 2008 - In some ways, this is a dream year for political junkies, with spirited, competitive presidential and gubernatorial races plus an array of talented politicians vying for the other statewide offices. In fact, for some candidates, this election cycle might be just too much of a good thing.