Washington, unlike many other cities its size, has experienced continuous industrial growth for decades.

Attendance figures for the newly renovated Washington swimming pool “surpassed expectations” this past summer, according to city officials.

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After multiple failed attempts at the polls, two things happened to grease the wheels for the first increase in Missouri’s gas tax since the 1990s.

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Recently, I was confronted at a local event over a story I wrote in late September. The story detailed the emails and messages Franklin County commissioners received regarding their approval of a resolution opposing President Joe Biden’s directive for vaccine mandates for companies with more…

One of the reasons we respect Sen. Roy Blunt is his willingness to reach across the aisle on issues important to Missouri and the country.

Five video gambling machines met a very public demise in Platte County Thursday when they were crushed by a backhoe.

We’ve used this space to question the wisdom of President Joe Biden’s wide-eyed and grandiose plans to cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt for millions of Americans on a wholesale basis while he was on the campaign trail.

Compared with consumers in other states, Missourians don’t pay a lot for electricity.

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As September fades into October, it’s quickly becoming time for high school sports teams to show what they have.

Forcing a government shutdown is never a good idea, but forcing one in the midst of a pandemic is patently absurd.

We are the best weekly newspaper of our size in the state. That’s not just our opinion — we have the Gold Cup to prove it.

Some statewide discussion has started on making most city and school board elections partisan after Missouri’s chief election official, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, advanced the idea as a way to increase voter turnout.

Coach Vincent Bingham is in his first year as head cross country and track and field coach at Pacific High School and has previously coached at St. Pius, in Festus, and several area universities.  He’s coached 81 athletes to the top 10 performance list at university and seven Olympians. He h…

There was no election fraud in Franklin County in the 2020 November general election. Nor was there widespread election fraud in Missouri last year. And as hard as it is for some to swallow, the 2020 election wasn’t stolen from Donald Trump; Joe Biden won it fair and square.

Area racing fans rejoiced this week over the announcement that St. Louis has landed a NASCAR Cup Series race.

What’s the No. 1 problem in Franklin County right now? Ask 10 different people, and you are likely to get 10 different answers.

A rally planned for this Saturday at our nation’s Capitol is being viewed by many as just another attempt to rewrite the history of the day rioters tried to stop Congress from certifying the election of Joe Biden as president.

Kudos to the University of Missouri for jumping 13 spots to No. 72 overall in the category of best value of national universities in U.S. News and World Report’s annual best colleges rankings.

In a rare and impressive show of public unity, thousands of people lined Highway 70 Wednesday to pay their respects to a young Marine killed in service to our country.

Katie Dieckhaus is executive director of the Washington Historical Society. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and is currently a graduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, working toward a Master of Library and Information Science with an emphasis in archival studie…

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