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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called top lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday as Republicans rejected Democratic demands to vote on legislation ending a two-day partial government shutdown without changes to the nation's three-year-old health care law.
Missouri Speaker of the House Tim Jones will make two stops in Franklin County Friday, May 31, as part of his "end of session" tour. Jones will report on the status of legislation that was passed and will take questions from citizens.
Local state legislators report that they were able to get some bills and amendments passed in Jefferson City during this year’s legislative session.
New Haven Mayor George Panhorst was re-elected in Tuesday’s election.
The passage of a bill that intends to reinstate the local sales tax on out-of-state vehicle purchases has been received with cautious optimism by Franklin County’s presiding commissioner.
Incumbent Edward V. Fischer was re-elected as a Washington Special Road District commissioner Tuesday.
Two incumbents were re-elected to their school board seats in the Spring Bluff R-15 School District Tuesday.
There were three board members elected in Tuesday’s municipal election to serve on the Village of Leslie. Scott D. Miller, Patricia Lueker and Harley Haynes were elected to serve two-year terms on the board. Miller and Haynes each received 10 votes, or 35.7 percent; and Lueker received 8 votes, or 28.6 percent.
John H. Zelch was elected in Tuesday’s municipal election to serve a four-year term on the Gerald-Rosebud Fire Protection District Board.
Washington Ward 3 residents have a new city council representative.
There are three candidates vying to be the Gerald mayor who will appear on the April 2 ballot.
Other than larger city races, the April 2 election ballot also will feature contests for school districts, smaller cities, ambulance districts, fire districts and a road district.
Voters in Washington’s Ward 3 will decide a two-way city council race next Tuesday.
A newcomer to the political arena and an incumbent both are vying for a seat on the Union Board of Aldermen in next Tuesday’s municipal election.
Union R-XI School District officials are hoping Proposition KIDS, an $8 million no-tax increase bond issue, will get voter approval.
After more than six months of building renovations, Washington Smiles Complete Health Dentistry is now open at its new location, 1111 E. Sixth St.
Even before the first snow fell Thursday, city crews were working throughout the day to salt bridges said Brian Boehmer, assistant city administrator.
One local contractor who performed work on Phase 2 of the city’s fire training center asked that the council exhibit “due diligence” in selecting contractors for future projects.
Construction of new single-family homes is up this year in Franklin County compared to last year.
The East Central College Board of Trustees unanimously approved Monday a bid for $75,800 for two robots to be used in the industrial arts program.
The city of Sullivan was expected to take another big economic development step on Tuesday night when its board of aldermen considered approving a contract with Menard Inc. for a 103-acre tract of land in the city’s Industrial Park East located on the Interstate 44 South Service Road.
Washington native Joe Fischer’s signature wedding gift is a handwritten note and a check, but despite the note, the gesture always seemed a little impersonal.
Washington City Council members Monday night opted to forward to the full council the high bid for a replacement car to be driven by the city engineer.
Dr. James Mace, a local dentist, will compete in the Seattle Study Club World Team Treatment Planning Championships the week of Jan. 20-25, 2014.