The Missouri House is advancing a bill that would ban marriages of children ages 14 years old or younger. Under current law, children ages 15-17 can get married with permission from a parent. Those younger than 15 need approval from a judge.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens last week said he does not support a gas tax hike to fund the state’s crumbling infrastructure. Furthermore, he doesn’t want to see the question go before voters. Despite that opposition, State Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, has filed a bill to raise the state tax …
In October 2017 President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public “health emergency,” but since then there has been no urgency by his administration to address the nationwide problem and wave of overdoses.
At least one Missouri lawmaker wants the state House to suspend its intern program and further strengthen its sexual harassment policies amid an increase in complaints about inappropriate conduct over the past couple of years.
We have full confidence that East Central College will address the areas of concern identified by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and will come out a stronger institution as President Jon Bauer has promised.
When supporters of a recreational trail in the right of way of the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad made their case in the early 1980s, there was stiff opposition from landowners along the route.
There is much blame to go around and others still to be held accountable for the widespread and unconscionable behavior of Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor who was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting girls and women under the guise of medical treatment.
It takes a lot of volunteers to make the Washington Town and Country Fair happen each summer — from the all-volunteer 23-member Fair Board, to the volunteers working the gates, concession stands, livestock shows, motor sports arena and the list goes on and on.
To start the new year off with news of Melton Machine & Control Company’s expansion plans is as good as it gets for the area economy. The company has been in Washington since 1975, moving here from St. Louis, and locating in the beginning on the southwest corner of West Main and Westlink…
President Donald Trump has no one to blame but himself in regard to a book published that is highly critical of the president, members of his family and close aides. Steve Bannon had a key position in the Trump campaign and he was appointed as a senior strategist in the Trump administration …
We hated to learn the news that the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce lost out in the bidding for the state license office. The Chamber has operated the state license office since 1973.
News reports are saying that Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s re-election chances in 2018 have improved because of voter disapproval of Republican President Donald Trump and the fact that an unknown, with little experience in a political office, likely will be her opponent.
To the surprise of hardly anyone, the Washington Town and Country Fair won nine awards of excellence in the Hall of Honor Communications Contest sponsored by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions.
The citizens committee reviewing projects to be on the “to do” list if voters approve the renewal of Washington’s capital improvement half-cent sales tax that will be on the April ballot is giving additional time to consideration of a new municipal swimming pool. The cost would be about $6 million, which would take a lion’s share that the tax is estimated to produce in its eight-year life.
The Franklin County Area United Way — the united way of giving to agencies that help people — is a success story in this county. We are fortunate to have the volunteers who are the fuel that drives the United Way engine and supports the leadership in the annual drive.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has been investigating whether the Trump team had ties to Russia in the 2016 presidential election, continues to be under fire because of his questionable actions.
Concern is mounting about the objectivity in the investigation of a possible connection between the Donald Trump campaign staff and Russia in the 2016 presidential election. It is known that Russia tried to influence the election outcome.
Our state senator, Dave Schatz, Sullivan, isn’t afraid to put his name on a proposed tax increase. Many state senators and members of the House are too timid to propose and promote any tax hike because they don’t want to hurt their re-election chances. It’s the “me first” fever that persists in the Missouri General Assembly.