Franklin County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution opposing “in the strongest possible terms” a “government mandated vaccination.”
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging the General Assembly to prohibit local election workers from helping absentee voters correct mistakes, a move that would mean some votes aren't counted.
BATTLEFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Republican State Sen. Eric Burlison has announced he’s running for the 7th District congressional seat representing southwest Missouri being vacated by Rep. Billy Long.
Having visited Scenic Regional Library’s Union branch for its September 2019 ribbon cutting, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said he enjoyed getting the chance to take a closer look at the building Tuesday.
The Franklin County Health Department reported 225 new cases of COVID-19 from Aug. 21-27, slightly more than the 210 new cases reported last Friday. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Franklin County to 10,945, with an additional 2,696 probable cases, since the pandemic began.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican secretary of state on Thursday said an investigation by his office found two people voted at least twice during the 2020 general election.
Even though it has had some of the money for months, Franklin County officials are still not sure what they can spend funds from the American Rescue Plan Act on.
The Franklin County Republican Central Committee has issued a resolution condemning the actions of state Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, in helping pass a statewide gas tax increase.
The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday vacated a lower court's decision in the state's Medicaid expansion case, agreeing that the voter-approved plan to offer Medicaid to more people should stand.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri treasurer on Monday sued the secretary of state over a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with expanded powers for the treasurer's office.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A full federal appeals court has decided to rehear a case over a sweeping Missouri abortion law that would ban the procedures at or around the eighth week of a pregnancy.
Amy Ryan, of Wildwood, has launched an exploratory committee to study the possibility of running for Missouri Senate District 26, an office held by Dave Schatz since 2014.
LAMAR, Mo. (AP) — A former state lawmaker is the first candidate to announce a run for the U.S. House seat that will become open with Rep. Vicky Hartzler's decision to run for the U.S. Senate.
One Franklin County resident is hoping county commissioners will use some of the $20 million the county is getting from the federal American Rescue Plan Act to help lower sewer bills.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says addressing the clemency petition for a man who’s been behind bars for a triple murder for more than four decades is not a “priority,” even though prosecutors say he didn't commit the crime.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill Monday to make Missouri the final state to adopt a prescription drug monitoring database aimed at flagging possible opioid misuse.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion. Guns. Religion. A Trump-fortified conservative majority is making its presence felt at the Supreme Court by quickly wading into high-profile social issues that have been a goal of the right for decades.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday put the kibosh on his predecessor's planned “National Garden of American Heroes" and revoked former President Donald Trump's executive orders aimed at social media companies' moderation policies and branding American foreign aid.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Legislature wrapped up its 2021 session Friday by passing a bill granting legal protections to businesses and health care providers from COVID-19 liability lawsuits. Here's a look at that and other bills that passed during the 2021 session.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's gas tax would increase for the first time in decades under a bill passed late Tuesday by the GOP-led Legislature.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers approved a $35 billion budget on Friday that includes no funding for a Medicaid expansion approved by voters, putting Gov. Mike Parson's administration in a position to decide what to do next about the health care program for low-income residents.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill to allow a tax credit program to pay for kids to go to private schools.
A man formerly from the Beaufort area was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Thursday for selling a lethal opiate cocktail that killed a Franklin County woman and for stealing railroad car bracing.
Missouri will keep its eight U.S. House seats after U.S. Census Bureau data showed the state population growing slightly at 2.8% over the past decade.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Transgender girls would be banned from playing on girls' sports teams under a bill that advanced Wednesday in the Missouri House.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tishaura Jones has called systemic racism the biggest obstacle to progress in St. Louis, and the city’s new mayor used her inauguration speech on Tuesday to pledge to fight back against all types of discrimination.
A provision that would eliminate emissions inspection requirements in Franklin County and two other area counties has passed the state Senate but could still face an uphill battle.
More than 220 votes separated the winner of the Pacific police chief race from the second-highest candidate, and winner Scott Melies said he is “elated and honored.” The other candidates were Andrew “Drew” Whitman, who received 180 votes, and Greg Hurst, who received 124.
Sullivan voters elected Sarah Steinbach its new city collector with over 70 percent of the vote Tuesday. Steinbach received 117 votes to Felicia “Lisa” Witt-Koepke’s 45 votes. The two were vying for the seat left vacant by Judy McPherson, who did not seek reelection.
More than 220 votes separated the winner of the Pacific police chief and city marshal race from the second-highest candidate, and winner Scott Melies said he is "elated and honored" to receive the "strong support." The other candidates were Andrew "Drew" Whitman, who received 180 votes, and …
Among the 1,046 votes cast for the April 6 St. Clair R-XIII School District Board of Education election, 13 votes decided the final winner.
The Washington School District Board of Education’s two incumbents competing in the April 6 election will return to the board for another three years.
Below are the general election results for Franklin County's contested races in Washington, Union, Sullivan, St. Clair and Pacific with 38 of the county's 38 precincts reporting election returns.
Two Sullivan residents are running to be the city’s next collector, a position with a two-year term, in the upcoming general municipal election Tuesday, April 6.