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Work on the traffic signal at Highway 100 concluded Friday afternoon marking the opening of Bluff Road to traffic.

At its meeting last week, the park board voted to recommend a plan for a new playground at the Main City Park in Washington to the city council.

Students in the Building Construction Trades program at Four Rivers Career Center helped build a new pavilion at Clearview Elementary.

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The 50th annual Washington Marching Band Festival will take place this Saturday, featuring both parade and field competitions.

Washington police next week will begin another year of the Open Doors program, bridging the gap between children and law enforcement officers.

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The Washington City Council approved a resolution Monday endorsing a state referendum for a new fuel tax estimated to boost the city’s transportation funding.

Downtown Washington Inc. Executive Director Bridgette Kelch Monday told the city council she is excited for the sale of the old Anton Jasper House, and the future impact on the community.

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Thirty-one schools and about 2,200 students will compete this Saturday in the 50th annual Washington Marching Band Festival.

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Washington city officials recognize that homelessness is a challenge in the community and are seeking help to address the impact it is having on businesses and residents, as well as homeless people themselves.

Washington City Clerk Mary Trentmann has earned the prestigious designation of Certified Municipal Official from the Missouri Municipal League’s Municipal Governance Institute.

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The majority of the Washington School Board does not support Proposition D, a proposed statewide fuel tax increase that will be on the November ballot.

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The Historic Washington Foundation, a sister organization to Downtown Washington Inc., has sold $244,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits for its low-interest facade improvement loan program.

The Washington City Council last week approved an ordinance awarding a contract for a “total reconstruction” of Oak Street between Fifth and Third streets.

The Washington Area Highway Transportation Committee Monday endorsed a statewide fuel tax increase, and is asking the city council to pledge support as well.

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.

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The Washington City Council last week approved an expanded — and less costly — contract for emergency messages.