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During Tuesday's election, voters approved the Pacific Fire Protection District's Proposition Safety and New Haven's Pool Proposition.  

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WARREN, Mich. (AP) — She could have dropped her ballot at the post office, but she wasn’t sure if she should trust the mail. She considered slipping it into the secured ballot box just outside of City Hall, but what if something happened? A fire maybe; or theft. 

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Touting a decline in the state’s unemployment numbers, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said the state’s economy is gaining momentum after it — and much of life in the Show-Me State — ground to a halt earlier this year following the governor’s stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The st…

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Only 27 percent of Franklin County’s 71,962 registered voters went to the polls for Tuesday’s primary election.

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On Tuesday, Missouri voters will be asked to approve or deny an expansion of Medicaid services across the state, but local lawmakers are concerned the costs associated with the expansion are far more than the public is being told by television commercials promoting passage of the referendum.

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Attorneys Ben Hotz, Washington, and A. David Arand, Union, worked at the same law firm at one time and now are squaring off in the Republican primary for Franklin County municipal judge.

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Franklin County’s Second District has fielded several Republican candidates vying for the commissioner post.

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As federal authorities are being dispatched to Kansas City amid an increase in violent crime, the Missouri Legislature will convene Monday for a special session on that topic.

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Candidates running for Franklin County Second District commissioner have spent just over $20,000 to win votes in the Aug. 4 Republican primary.

As the list of everyday activities affected by the coronavirus grows, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed a bill to allow expanded absentee voting in August and November.

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A perfect storm of circumstances led to a dismal 7.3 percent voter turnout at Franklin County polls Tuesday.

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Over the past few months, St. Clair School District officials have worried whether Prop STC Safe and Secure, a $12,750,000 no-tax increase bond issue, would be affected due to low voter turnout in June’s municipal election.

Voters in Pacific voted down two propositions and added a new face to the board of aldermen.

For those who enjoy a variety of choices on their ballots, election day Tuesday, June 2, might have been a bit disappointing.

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One challenger won, while one incumbent easily held his position on the Union Board of Aldermen in the Tuesday, June 2, election. Also, a use tax on online purchases failed and Union R-XI School Board of Education members held their seats.

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Voters in Pacific voted down two propositions and added a new face to the board of aldermen.

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With the first election day during the COVID-19 pandemic coming Tuesday, many questions will be answered about the future of elections in Franklin County and statewide in 2020.

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Franklin County Clerk Tim Baker says there are many unknowns going into the general municipal election Tuesday, but encourages county residents to get out and vote.

Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday that Phase 1 of the state’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan has been extended through Monday, June 15. 

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Eastern District Court of Appeals Judge Roy L. Richter has ordered the Franklin County Commission to fully fund the budget request of Presiding Judge Ike Lamke.

On the June 2 ballot, Pacific voters face a potentially pivotal police issue. Pacific “marshals,” or police chiefs, have been elected by citizens in the past; that could change with the results of the upcoming municipal election.

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Three incumbents will face one newcomer in the race for three open seats on the Union R-XI School Board of Education. 

Two newcomers — Harold Frick and Christopher “C.J.” Ruyle are seeking the Pacific Board of Aldermen Ward 1 seat in the April 7 election.