An effort to do away with partisan primaries in Missouri and replace them with a “ranked choice” method got a big boost last week, receiving roughly $670,000 from a Virginia-based nonprofit hoping to put the idea on the 2022 statewide ballot.
In court documents filed earlier this month, federal prosecutors said they need more time to continue building their case against a Sullivan woman charged as a participant in the Jan. 6 riots in Washington, D.C.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV’s Dr. Oz Show after rocketing to fame on Oprah Winfrey's show, announced Tuesday that he is running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican.
The Franklin County Health Department will no longer issue quarantine or isolation orders after a Nov. 22 ruling determined that certain local health orders designed to stop the spread of COVID-19 are unconstitutional.
The Missouri Ethics Commission has determined that the city of Pacific did not violate state law when it appointed former mayor Steve Myers as its community development director.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Partisan tensions have been flaring on a pair of commissions in charge of redrawing Missouri's state House and Senate districts, with Democrats and Republicans at odds over their interactions with the public.
For the first time in more than a decade, Sandy Lucy’s name won’t appear on ballots in Washington as the city’s mayor announced Friday morning that she won’t be seeking reelection.
Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker is the only Missouri representative on a committee of county officials from across the country.
State Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, said he is still considering running for the U.S. Senate seat that Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, will retire from next year.
NEW YORK (AP) — At least 13 former Trump administration officials violated the law by intermingling campaigning with their official government duties, according to a new federal investigation released Tuesday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A judge appointed Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt as a special prosecutor to consider criminal charges against a state lawmaker accused of having sex with a drunk woman while on duty as a cop years ago, Schmitt's office confirmed Thursday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An election watchdog on Thursday filed a federal complaint alleging former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens violated campaign finance laws in his bid for U.S. Senate.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Mark McCloskey, who is running for the U.S. Senate, said he does not support allowing abortions for young girls who become pregnant through rape or incest.
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.
Franklin County is still awaiting information from the 2020 U.S. Census before it can decide whether changes need to be made to county commission districts.
Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, a conservative Missouri Republican whose comment that women's bodies have a way of avoiding pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape” sunk his bid for the U.S. Senate and became a cautionary tale for other GOP candidates, has died. He was 74.
An idea from Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft to make local city and school elections partisan is getting a reception as cold as November rain from Franklin County elected officials.
The recent passage of Missouri’s gas tax was a team effort, with a local senator — Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan — serving as a key player, according to Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna.
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.
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 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.