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To help fight the nursing shortage and aid high school students’ transition into their careers, Mercy Hospital and Four Rivers Career Center are teaming up to pay students for their clinical work in the Earn While You Learn program.

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Reversing a 2019 decision, the Washington City Council voted Monday night to implement a parking lot rental program that will allow individuals, civic organizations and others to rent city-owned parking lots for private and public events. 

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When voters passed a 30-cent property tax on Aug. 2, 2016, it was promised that a new station and truck would be delivered within five years, according to Washington Fire Chief Tim Frankenberg.

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Coming off the only canceled fair in a 90-year run last year, organizers are anticipating the 2021 Washington Town & Country Fair will welcome the community tradition back with a firm exclamation point. Early indicators have the fair on track to meet and even potentially top previous rec…

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The remnants of more than 120 trees, cut without permission on the city’s riverfront in February, will be removed later this year, according to a deal brokered between the city, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and attorneys representing the property owner…

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce Fair Kick-Off Party will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Main Park Pavilion on High Street.

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For more information about the United Way’s 2020 campaign and the five pilot companies chosen for 2021, see the special supplement in this weekend's issue of The Missourian.

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The haze lingering in the sky the past couple days around the St. Louis area, including in Franklin County, is smoke originating from wildfires in the western U.S. and southwestern Canada, according to the National Weather Service.

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A Washington man who as a teenager was part of a 2018 shootout between two vehicles at Highways 100 and 47 has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation after brokering a plea deal with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. 

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Washington’s June sales tax revenue was up 28 percent from last June, the biggest year-over-year monthly increase this year.

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JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Robert “RJ” Audrain IV of St. Louis for catching the latest state record longear sunfish under alternative methods. Audrain was fishing from a private pond in Franklin County July 3 when he caught the 5-ounce fish. …

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The Franklin County Health Department reported 104 new cases of COVID-19 from July 17 to July 23, the highest number reported since the county moved to weekly instead of daily reports in May. 

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A pair of short-term rental properties in Washington will soon hit the market after the Washington City Council voted Monday to issue special permits allowing the Locust Street homes to operate as short-term rentals. 

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A proposed zoning change in downtown Washington was the focal point of Monday’s planning and zoning commission meeting, with the owner of an iconic Washington business expressing his frustration for not being included in the downtown zone. 

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The annual Washington Father Seisi Council Knights of Columbus picnic is back this weekend for its 54th year, and the hosts have gobs of fun planned for attendees.

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Some Franklin County roads will soon be getting a new surface, including one that will serve the Washington School District’s new South Point Elementary.