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Thursday 12/18/2014
Red Light Cameras Would Be on Ballot Under Curtman’s Bill
Posted: December 18, 2014

State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Union, has prefiled a bill for next year’s legislative session to allow voters to decide whether red light cameras and other automated traffic control systems should be banned.

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
Sheriff Toelke Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 9:33 am

After serving as Franklin County’s chief law enforcement official since 1988, Sheriff Gary Toelke says its time to hang up his gunbelt.

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Saturday 11/08/2014
Republicans Dominate House, Senate Races
Posted: November 08, 2014

Republicans ran away with the election Tuesday night among Franklin County voters.

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Door Disappointed With Voter Turnout in Tuesday Election
Posted: November 08, 2014

Voter turnout in Tuesday’s general election in Franklin County was 38 percent.

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Recorder Not Issuing Same-Sex Licenses
Updated: November 10, 2014 - 3:46 pm

Same-sex couples will not be issued marriage licenses in Franklin County, despite a judge’s ruling that the state’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional

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Voters Approve Combined Sewer District to Meet New Pollution Regulations
Posted: November 08, 2014

Voters approved a ballot measure to combine three sewer districts in eastern Franklin County into one district to more cost effectively meet new state pollution control regulations, according to an official.

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Sunday 11/02/2014
County Candidates File Final Finance Reports Before Vote
Posted: November 02, 2014

Committees for candidates seeking Franklin County office have filed their final campaign finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission going into Tuesday’s general election.

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Saturday 11/01/2014
Four Amendments Will Be Decided by Voters
Posted: November 01, 2014

Four state constitutional amendments will be decided by Missouri voters in the Tuesday general election.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
Metcalf, Carroll Vie For Recorder Seat
Posted: October 30, 2014

Two newcomers will face off for the Franklin County recorder of deeds position in the Nov. 4 general election — Jennifer Metcalf and Judy Carroll.

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Bollmann, Curtman Face Off in State House Race
Posted: October 30, 2014

Two candidates are seeking the House District 109 seat in the state Legislature in next Tuesday’s Nov. 4 election.

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Smith, Alferman Vie For State House Seat
Posted: October 30, 2014

A former educator and a state capital executive assistant both are vying for the 61st District House seat in the Nov. 4 general election.

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Schatz, Klinedinst Face Off for State Senate Seat
Posted: October 30, 2014

The race for the 26th District Missouri Senate seat features two candidates who weren’t expecting to challenge each other for the seat earlier this year.

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Thursday 10/23/2014
Baker Outspending Griesheimer in Presiding County Commissioner Race
Posted: October 23, 2014

Committees representing Franklin County candidates seeking office in the Nov. 4 general election recently filed campaign finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

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Tuesday 08/05/2014
Annexation Fails to Pass in all Areas, Nieves Loses to Metcalf
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 9:03 am

A total ballot count of  20,806 have been tallied from Franklin County's 52 precincts in the August 5th Primary.

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Saturday 07/26/2014
Assessor, Collector Spar Over Tax Bills
Posted: July 26, 2014

Franklin County Assessor Tom Copeland this week accused County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons of violating state law, saying she adjusted or abated the taxes of certain taxpayers.

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Business News

Thursday 12/18/2014
Ameren’s Labadie Energy Center Is Recognized
Posted: December 18, 2014

For the second time in four years, Ameren Missouri’s Labadie Energy Center has been recognized as an industry leader by Navigant, one of the nation’s leading consulting firms.

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Dance Studio Marks Ten Years
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 8:52 am

The Dance Zone & More, Union, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and with trophies and awards lining every wall, owner Susan Buscher said she has a lot to be proud of.

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Saturday 12/13/2014
Named No. 1 in Economic Development in Country
Posted: December 13, 2014

Missouri’s Department of Economic Development has been named the No. 1 economic development agency in the country by the nation’s premier international brokerage and consulting firms, Gov. Jay Nixon announced.

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Ameren Employees To Shop for Toysn For Kids at Cardinal Glennon
Posted: December 13, 2014

Employees at Ameren Missouri’s Labadie Energy Center have raised $14,000 to purchase toys for kids at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.

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Thursday 12/11/2014
Homebrewers Team Up With John G’s Brewmaster
Posted: December 11, 2014

Four friends have teamed up to create a new beer that will soon be sold at John G’s Bier Deck and Tap Room in Downtown Washington.

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Chamber Names Wayside South Business of the Year
Posted: December 10, 2014

A Catawissa convenience store was named the Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce’s business of the year.

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Brinker Joins Local Law Firm as Associate Attorney
Posted: December 10, 2014

The law firm of Zick, Voss, Politte & Richardson, P.C., of Washington, recently hired Sean D. Brinker as a new associate attorney.

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Cedar Creek’s Newest Banquet Facility Opens
Posted: December 10, 2014

Cedar Creek’s newest banquet facility, “The Barn,” has officially opened its doors to meet the growing demand for destination weddings, corporate presentations and other social gatherings in New Haven.

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Saturday 12/06/2014
ECC Awards First MIG Welding Certificates
Posted: December 06, 2014

East Central College recently awarded certificates of completion to participants in its first Introduction to MIG Welding program.

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Ameren’s First Solar Energy Center Goes Into Service
Posted: December 06, 2014

For the first time in company history, solar energy is part of the energy mix being delivered to Ameren Missouri’s 1.2 million electric customers.

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