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Wednesday 01/21/2015
No Races for Washington Council Seats
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 12:13 pm

There will be no races for Washington City Council seats on the April municipal election ballot.

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Monday 01/12/2015
McCaskill says she won't run for Missouri governor in 2016
Updated: January 13, 2015 - 2:17 pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday that she won't run for Missouri governor in 2016, avoiding a potential Democratic primary with Missouri's attorney general.

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Thursday 01/01/2015
Bill Seeks Public Vote to Fill Vacated Commission Seats
Posted: January 01, 2015

The process to replace county commissioners who do not complete their terms would be changed under a bill filed by Justin Alferman, who was elected state representative this year.

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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 22, 2014 - 9:51 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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Business News

Saturday 01/31/2015
Chamber Seeks Businesses For Washington Home Show
Posted: January 31, 2015

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans to host the 33rd annual Washington Home Show March 6-8 at the city auditorium.

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Friday 01/30/2015
Veteran, New Haven Grad Enjoys St. Louis Sports Scene
Posted: January 30, 2015

Jason Pilarski had just finished sewing letters on a jersey of a newly acquired player, and had more work to do last Wednesday afternoon as the equipment manager of the St. Louis Ambush.

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Thursday 01/29/2015
City Issues Building Permits Valuing $18.8 Million in 2014
Posted: January 29, 2015

Single-family home construction in Washington was down slightly last year compared to 2013, as well as overall permits issued for all types of construction in 2014.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Dave Hall Retiring As State Farm Agent — Bangert to Take Over
Posted: January 28, 2015

Longtime State Farm agent Dave Hall, Union, will retire after more than 37 years serving the community.

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Hagie’s Receives Union Business Owner Award
Posted: January 28, 2015

Hagie’s Nineteen was presented the Union Jaycees’ Outstanding Business award Saturday.

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Thursday 01/22/2015
New Bar, Restaurant to Open on Front Street
Posted: January 22, 2015

By Joe Barker

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Thursday 01/15/2015
Ameren Missouri Is Seeking Rate Hike
Posted: January 15, 2015

The average residential electric bill would increase by about $10 per month if a proposed Ameren Missouri rate increase is approved, according to the company.

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City Had Strong Industrial Development
Posted: January 15, 2015

With a new economic strategic plan completed and a steady growth in industrial prospects, Washington economic leaders are “optimistic” about the coming year and pleased with progress in 2014. 

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Wednesday 01/14/2015
Former La Dolce Vita Building Getting Overhaul — Oldest Wood-Frame Structure
Posted: January 14, 2015

The city’s oldest surviving wood-frame structure, the Zachariah Foss House at Front and Lafayette streets, is getting a facelift.

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Saturday 01/10/2015
Unique Food Business Locates in Washington
Posted: January 10, 2015

Washington is now home to a new food manufacturing operation industry, Beyond Ingredients, has located at 85 Cecelia Drive off Highway 100.

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