Shortly after President Donald Trump entered office, his administration began to reach past state governments to the county officials to assess issues at the micro level.
The well-oiled Franklin County clerk’s election machine is in a bit of a holding pattern right now, awaiting guidance from the Missouri Secretary of State’s office.
Heading into the final stretch of the campaign, the Franklin County Area United Way has raised $392,944 in gifts and pledges as of Tuesday, which is 34 percent of the goal.
The Franklin County Commission Tuesday voted to keep the county tax levy at the same rate as last year, but it will still collect more than $235,000 than last year.
Missouri voters will have plenty of choices to make in the voting booth Nov. 6, where in some cases there are more referendums on the ballots than political candidates.
The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association — an organization to which the Franklin County department belongs — has fired back against the state auditor’s office for releasing “false allegations” concerning the Missouri sex offender registry program.
The successful passage of Proposition A in August proved taking an issue directly to the voters of the state of Missouri may be the best way to handle controversial measure that has languished in the General Assembly for years.
It’s still early in the process, but the Franklin County budget for 2019 is projected to be more than $4 million higher than last year.
As of 2012, there are 1,841 farms in Franklin County which send $64,055,000 of agricultural products to market each year.
Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door says her office has ordered 70,250 ballots for the Nov. 6 general election and Amendment 1 is on them.
At the midway point in the campaign, the Franklin County Area United Way is at 30.4 percent of its goal with $354,646.13 in gifts and pledges.
The Franklin County Health Department has investigated 104 cases of tick-borne illnesses so far in 2018 and new cases are being reported weekly.
East Central College’s health science department has earned full accreditation for its occupational therapy assistant program.
Franklin County Highway Administrator Ron Williams told the Franklin County Transportation Committee there is a disconnect between the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and local public agencies.
Williams Brothers Meat Market is voluntarily recalling cured/smoked ready to eat whole ham, ham steaks, and sandwich ham products packaged between May 25 and June 1 due to the potential contamination of E. coli.
Franklin County officials are lauding approval of a request to make the county the first prisoners of war or missing in action (POW/MIA) county in the country.
Wearing bright yellow T-shirts, hundreds of students from St. Francis Borgia Regional and Washington high schools will canvass the community Wednesday afternoon collecting donations for the Franklin County Area United Way.
The estimated average $60 increase in Missourians’ annual fuel budget is a small price to pay for the safety and construction improvements a new state sales tax would bring.
An even deadlier form of opiate making its way through the region already has resulted in two deaths in Franklin County last year.
Despite cases and deaths in neighboring counties, there hasn’t been a case of West Nile Virus reported in Franklin County in at least the last decade.
In less than a week police have investigated the theft of three vehicles within the city limits, and recovered another three from outside the county.
More than $307,000 in tax funds were doled out Thursday to seven entities which are members of the Franklin County Transportation Committee.
The East Central College Board of Trustees recently approved the hiring of a new vice president of student development and appointed an interim vice president of academic affairs following the departure of vice presidents Shelli Allen and Dr. Tia Robinson.
Defending a barrage of insults from her opponent, State Auditor Nicole Galloway, D-Columbia, came out swinging during her first meeting with Republican Saundra McDowell at a Missouri Press Association candidate forum Friday afternoon.
A permanent monument to mark the site of the first Franklin County courthouse in New Port will be dedicated in a public ceremony this Saturday, Sept. 22.
A ceremony to dedicate a permanent monument at the site of the first Franklin County courthouse will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at New Port, located approximately 4 miles west of Washington.
New leaders are needed to spearhead the Warners’ Warm-Up Coat Drive in Franklin County which has provided thousands of coats for children and adults over the last eight years.
Although she has been in statewide office for more than three years, Missouri state auditor Nicole Galloway faces her first statewide challenger in November.
The campaigns of Missouri Senate candidates Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley will intersect for one of the first times at the annual Missouri Press Association meetings this weekend at Westport.