It all started in 2016 when the then-San Francisco quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, protested social injustice and racial inequality by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the pro football game. His protest has spread to a few other players and teams.

Endorsements aren’t necessarily a sure ticket to a successful outcome, but few tax increases have gained the wide support given to Prop D, the gasoline tax hike that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot in Missouri.

If polling data is correct, there is a good chance that Missouri voters will approve one or more of the three medical marijuana proposals on the November ballot.

Wantabe president, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said a DNA test proved she has some Native American ancestry, as she has implied.

Some people call it obscene — the money being spent on political campaigns. It’s nothing short of amazing to the average citizen to learn about the money that is donated to political candidates.

There’s concern in this area about homelessness but the problem is minor compared to some large cities. Homelessness is so great in San Francisco that a tax is being proposed to help down and out people.

MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna has raised concerns about Interstate 270 in St. Louis County, which he said is in “desperate need of repair.” It is another example of the need to pass the 10-cent gasoline tax increase in the Nov. 6 election.

One of the best things about when the election is over, we won’t have to delete the constant pleas for donations by political candidates. They have hit a new high through the internet.

A Washington, D.C., nonprofit organization that researches transportation issues called TRIP released a report called “Missouri Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility.” The report said one-half of major locally and state-maintained roa…

Homelessness is an international problem, in large cities and small communities. Homeless people are raising concerns as more seem to be coming to small towns, leaving the cities.

People who run for public office as Independents or under the banner of parties of lesser prominance, that is, not as Republicans or Democrats, can be admired for at least trying to make a difference.

To reach a 50th anniversary is something to be proud of, and that’s the age of the Washington Marching Band Festival that will be marked Saturday when the 2018 event will be held.

The Washington Historical Society and Museum, besides being a fountain of historical facts, is also a delivery source for providing acts of mercy for people.

Even before the FBI was ordered to make a seventh background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it was clear that the agency was in a no-win political situation.

Following an endorsement by the Washington City Council, the 353 Redevelopment Corporation Wednesday endorsed the state fuel tax increase that will be on the ballot in November as Proposition D. Statewide it has received many endorsements. It also has been endorsed by the Washington Area Hig…

Franklin County is considered one of the key counties that will be watched in the race for U.S. senator in Missouri between incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican Josh Hawley.

What a record Franklin County Honor Flight has! It will conduct its final 2018 trip for veterans to Washington, D.C., Saturday, Oct. 27. The flights will resume in 2019.

Coming on the heels of the Missouri Press Association annual awards were the results of the National Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. The Washington Missourian won five awards, including two first-place honors.

This country is on an investigation binge wrapped in politics. It’s becoming a crazed ride with no stopping point in sight.

Franklin County has attained a first in the nation. It is the first county to be designated as a POW/MIA County.

It isn’t often that a tax increase proposal has wide support that is growing by the day. That’s the case with the statewide Proposition D proposal that will be on the November ballot.

When a report surfaced this week that Eric Greitens was reaching out to donors in support of a political comeback, the reaction on social media was swift and harsh.

Over the years, political hurricanes have been common in Washington, D.C., which is bracing for another one this coming week. The Republicans plan to stick to their schedule in the Judge Brett Kavanaugh nomination battle for a U.S. Supreme Court seat.

Sen. Claire McCaskill finally announced her decision on the Judge Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. She opposes the nomination. The reason given by her is at best flimsy.

Union residents should be proud of their city lake and coming this fall, it will have even more to offer.

The Food and Drug Administration declared youth vaping an “epidemic” and said it will halt sales of flavored electronic cigarettes if the major manufacturers can’t prove they are doing enough to keep them out of the hands of children and teens.

Letters have been received about “anchormen.” It refers to graduates who ranked at the bottom or near the bottom in their class. 

We can understand why President Donald Trump is upset by an unsigned published opinion piece in The New York Times that said the president’s own staff is conspiring against him.

After continuous attacks by the president and a segment of the public, a poll just out has some good news for the media.

When proponents of a statewide ballot issue select Washington and The Missourian as a site for the kickoff of their campaign, it is noteworthy. It happened Wednesday when key leaders for Amendment 1 visited The Missourian to kick off their statewide campaign.

The University of Missouri - Columbia has bounced back from the disruption over racial issues a couple of years ago, and the new leadership appears to have the university back on track on a successful ride to higher heights.

It may not be exactly a David-Goliath battle, but proponents of Amendment 1, which will be on the November ballot, are the little people up against wealthy lobbyists and many legislators in pushing for major reforms in state government.

With the two former advisers to President Donald Trump convicted of criminal charges, it doesn’t help the image of POTUS, even though he wasn’t included in any of the charges.

As usual, another historic date passed without any fanfare, or special attention. In 1945, Aug. 15 was the day that Japan surrendered to end the greatest war ever, World War II.

There was a time when the United States had many friends across the globe. That day is gone. We may have almost as many enemies as friends.

Drug overdoses are killing people in this country at a rate higher than deaths from HIV, auto accidents or gun deaths. It was surprising to learn that the overdose drug deaths outnumber the deaths from guns.

The U.S. Senate Thursday approved a resolution affirming that “the press is not the enemy of the people.” The vote was unanimous. No senator raised objections to the resolution.

With the solid defeat of Prop A — Right to Work — the after-the-election political quarterbacking about what’s next on this issue demonstrates there is no clear path ahead. The 67 percent to 32 percent defeat is about as convincing as any political issue can be.

The golf world’s eyes are focused on St. Louis where the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club is being played. Television will take the event to the far corners of the world.

In the coming weeks, students will be heading to colleges, many some distance from hometowns, while others will continue to live at home and attend community colleges. The best education buy for students is a community college, which is within financial reach of almost every family.

All signs point to a vigorous, costly and dirty fight leading up to the November election in the race for the U.S. Senate in Missouri. Incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, will face a bruising race from Republican Josh Hawley.

The remains of some of the military personnel who died in North Korea during the Korean War (1950-1953) have been returned and now are in Hawaii for analysis and identification. A U.S. military plane made a trip into North Korea to bring back the remains of 55 bodies, apparently soldiers kil…

County Clerk Debbie Door, chief election official for Franklin County, has a good record in predicting voter turnout at elections. She said Tuesday’s primary election turnout may end up slightly higher than in previous primaries due to Prop A (Right to Work) being on the ballot.

Country music star Eric Church did the unthinkable — he criticized the National Rifle Association.

It isn’t often you hear about an agricultural field having an anniversary. It is happening at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Few politicians in the state have had to take the hits that Sen. Claire McCaskill is taking, but she’s not running for cover. She has visited county after county, facing Missourians and their questions, and she doesn’t back down on her convictions.

No one talks much about the national debt anymore. Maybe we should. The federal debt and deficit are exploding.

There are voters who are confused by Proposition A, which will be on the ballot in the Aug. 7 primary election. There is quite a large amount of money being spent on advertising by opponents, especially labor unions. 

One repercussion from President Donald Trump’s trade war and tariff policy is that it is going to affect the American taxpayer. The Trump administration announced it would extend $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers because the American agricultural field has been damaged by Trump’s policies.

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