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Missourians have until this Wednesday, Oct. 7, to register to vote in the November election.

The governor and his wife were planning to host a fall festival this weekend at the governor’s mansion.  It would have been at the tail end of isolation for Governor Mike Parson, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week.  But Tuesday, Parson and his wife, Teresa, who also tested positive last week, announced they’re postponing the third annual Parson Family Fall Festival.

According to the governor’s office, Teresa Parson is no longer experiencing symptoms but has decided to remain at the Parson’s home in Bolivar “out of an abundance of caution.”

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have their first debate Tuesday night in Cleveland.

Fox News' Chris Wallace is moderating the event, scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET. Debate topics will include the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and the Supreme Court.

Follow NPR's live coverage, including updates and fact checks.

Missouri voters love term limits. In 1965, more than 72% of Missourians approved term limits for the governor, and term limits for state legislators passed by an even greater margin in 1992.

This year’s Missouri House candidates run the gamut from a woman who could become the state’s first Asian American female lawmaker to a Republican whose views are so extreme that members of his own family denounced him.

And while Republicans have a supermajority in the Missouri Legislature, many Democrats are favored in their Kansas City-area races.