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DETROIT (AP) — Hertz announced Monday that it will buy 100,000 electric vehicles from Tesla, one of the largest purchases of battery-powered cars in history and the latest evidence of the nation's increasing commitment to EV technology.

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Several community members gathered Thursday night to hear from Molly Butterworth, director of the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis and author of “Trains and Trolleys: Railroads and Streetcars in St. Louis.” 

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The Pacific Board of Aldermen approved the subdivision of an approximately 80-acre property along Hogan Road in Pacific during its regular meeting Tuesday.

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On Tuesday, U.S. News and World Report, long known for ranking colleges and high schools across the U.S., released for the first time a list ranking the best elementary and middle schools in Missouri. Several local elementary schools, including schools in Union, Pacific and Washington, appea…

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Health leaders in Franklin County were happy to hear the news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the mixing of COVID-19 booster doses this week.

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A Washington man has been charged with robbery, armed criminal action, burglary, resisting arrest, assault and  possession of a defaced firearm after being arrested Monday by the Washington Police Department.

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A three-year, multimillion-dollar investment in new downtown Washington streets and sidewalks will get underway sometime in 2023, according to Washington Public Works Director John Nilges. 

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The five or 10 minutes people spend completing an online survey could greatly influence the future of Washington’s downtown, according to Tyler King, executive director for Downtown Washington Inc.

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After two years of cancellations, for a rainstorm in 2019 and a pandemic in 2020, pumpkins will again roll into downtown Washington next Saturday — literally, pumpkins will be rolled down the street during one of many activities at the Washington Chamber of Commerce 2021 Pumpkin Palooza.

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A multihome development designed so people with and without disabilities can live together will debut this month with a ribbon cutting and dedication Sunday.

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DETROIT (AP) — Global automakers and tech companies are stepping up the pace when it comes to building factories and prepare for what many believe will be a fast-moving transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Help for roughly 100,000 teachers whose Social Security numbers were made vulnerable in a massive state data breach could cost Missouri as much as $50 million, the governor's office confirmed Tuesday.

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The president of the Union R-XI School District’s board wants to make clear the district has nothing to do with a letter from a national organization that claimed schools are under “immediate threat.”

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The Independent Order of the Odd Fellows Pacific Lodge in Washington is inviting the community to meet the characters of the city’s past at its annual Wildey Cemetery Tombstone Tour. This year’s event will start at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25. 

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The days of shrieks and laughter erupting from children playing on the playground equipment at Lions Lake will soon be a thing of the past — at least temporarily — after the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission voted Wednesday to remove the playground equipment. 

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Attorneys for Michael Politte, who was convicted at age 14 of killing his mother, on Wednesday asked the Missouri Supreme Court to free him after more than 22 years behind bars, citing now-disproven evidence, a faulty investigation and a flawed trial defense.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation at the wholesale level rose 8.6% in September compared to a year ago, the largest advance since the 12-month change was first calculated in 2010.

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After a lengthy discussion about the use of pathways at city parks, Union is working to clarify rules for bicycles and other nonmotorized vehicles on the paths.

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The biannual Art Walk in downtown Washington was a hit with some out-of-town visitors, who marveled at the creative, color-filled works on display. 

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After continued negative feedback about New Haven City Hall’s move to a new location adjacent to New Haven City Park, the city is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss the matter Oct. 18. The town hall will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will take place by the swimming pool at New Haven City Park, …

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Three people, including an infant, were taken to Mercy Hospital Washington following a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in rural Franklin County east of Washington, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.