Tributes from rock and roll royalty keep pouring in for ZZ Top bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill, who passed away last week at the age of 72.

The Franklin County Area United Way kicked off its 2021 campaign last week at an event attended by hundreds of supporters, business leaders, partner nonprofits and dedicated volunteers.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s primary goal of retaking the Senate in 2022 got a little easier Thursday when former Gov. Jay Nixon announced he wasn’t going to enter Missouri’s open Senate race.

Washington loves a parade. And the best one of the year will roll through town this weekend.

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For those keeping track at home, the 2021 summer scorecard for Washington Post 218 baseball is two state runners-up and one still to be determined.

With schools ready to open soon, the personal finance website WalletHub released its annual report on the states with the best and worst school systems on Monday.

Residents who live along a portion of Country Club Road south of Washington have voiced concerns about a proposed senior housing development in an unincorporated area that already has gained county approval.

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Now that voters and the Missouri Supreme Court have affirmed Medicaid expansion, it’s time for the state to put politics aside and move forward in implementing the plan.

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Over the past five years or so, my wife and I have traveled around the U.S. quite a bit. For evidence, just look at our refrigerator.

Gov. Mike Parson used social media Monday night to encourage Missourians to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

The second quarter Federal Election Commission campaign reports are out, and three of the top GOP House fundraisers, Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), are raking in cash.

It could be years before clear answers emerge as to whether our 20-year military mission in Afghanistan was a success or a failure. It takes time for historians to untangle all the facts in this kind of campaign, especially as to what unfolds after our official withdraw from the country Aug. 31.

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He was very buzzworthy during the 2018-19 offseason, but his meteoric rise has come in the first half of 2021.

Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill Tuesday that will increase Missouri’s gas tax by 2.5 cents a year, beginning in October until the tax hits 29.5 cents per gallon in July 2025.

Dave Schatz isn’t surprised Gov. Mike Parson vetoed a bill that exempted Franklin County from the St. Louis area’s federally mandated vehicle emissions testing program.

There are a lot of reasons to subscribe to our newspaper, but perhaps none is better than for our sports photography.

Hardly a day goes by without a national news story on Missouri and the coronavirus.

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It’s hard to believe it’s taken this long, but I finally got to attend my first St. Louis Cardinals game since moving to Missouri in early 2020.

Mary Shofner is a farmer’s wife and a farmer’s daughter. She’s been married to Steve Shofner for almost 45 years, and the couple has two children, Craig and Stephanie, and two grandchildren, Jase and Cate. The family has a farm on the Meramec River and also owns land near Mary’s mother’s Cen…

It was disappointing to learn that our representative in the U.S. House, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, is against the expansion of Amtrak services. Usually, he is in step with people in our area in his opinions about a wide range of federal government policies.

The Missouri Supreme Court gave transparency advocates a big victory this week when it ruled government agencies cannot charge for the time attorneys spend reviewing public records that are requested under the state Sunshine Law.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was strikingly on point this week when he argued that federal marijuana prohibition might no longer make sense due to the widespread legalization of the drug in the states.

There is nothing more American than a Fourth of July fireworks display. That’s why it’s shaping up to be a good weekend for those who appreciate the booms and bursts of light and color that illuminate skies during Independence Day celebrations.

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Unless you were watching Friday’s game broadcast between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates, you might have missed another of catcher Yadier Molina’s latest milestones.

More than six months after the 2020 election, one-fourth of the country believes Donald Trump is the “true president” of the U.S., according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken last month.

Count us among those excited to experience the newly renovated and reimagined Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

Fr. Tony Ritter grew up in O’Fallon with “wonderful parents” and one sister. He is an alum of Fort Zumwalt North High School and entered the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary to become a priest right after graduation. He spent seven years in the seminary and was ordained as a Catholic priest in 2019 …

Has there ever been more buzz over the Missouri wine industry? It seems each week brings another exciting story about some aspect of the booming line of business.

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After more than a year of relative calm, large community events in Union have roared back in the past few weeks.

Franklin County is holding its own in terms of population, according to a recent study based on U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released in May.

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