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The News Tribune reports on elections to equip community members with the tools they need to participate in democracy. That includes sharing candidates' positions on important issues and making information about the voting process accessible. For full coverage of local candidates in the November 2020 election, visit

The Missouri Press Association and KOMU-8 are hosting a critical debate Friday among candidates running for Missouri governor in the Nov. 3 election.

The candidates in today's 2020 Gubernatorial Forum include Gov. Mike Parson, Republican; State Auditor Nicole Galloway, Democrat; Rik Combs, Libertarian; and Jerome Bauer, Green Party.

The forum will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Viewers can watch the forum in the video player below, at or

The Gubernatorial Forum was originally scheduled for late September as part of MPA's annual convention but it was postponed after Gov. Mike Parson tested positive for COVID-19.

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