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Nonpartisan elections fail at Charter Commission

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A Charter Commission proposal to make elections in St. Louis County nonpartisan failed to move forward last week. The idea of making countywide elections nonpartisan has been discussed throughout the Charter Commission’s past nine months of meeting to discuss changes to the county Charter. The idea was often discussed

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Adults with disabilities find more than a job at a company with a larger mission

Pictured above: Heartland Industries employees around 160 people, including full-time, part-time and temporary staff. At any given time, there are around 120 employees working. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A South County business has been providing the opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to work and form a community since

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Lindbergh installs turf fields as first Prop R improvement

Pictured above: The proposed synthetic turf layout for the Lindbergh High School stadium. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh High School’s football and soccer stadium will be upgraded to a turf field this spring as part of the improvements voters approved with the passage in April of Proposition R, a $105 million, 83-cent no-tax-rate-increase

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Webster Subaru wants Sunset Hills move

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Webster Groves Subaru may be moving to Sunset Hills. The dealership could relocate to the former Johnny Mac’s Sporting Goods store at 10100 Watson Road after the Sunset Hills Planning and Zoning Commission voted to approve recommending to the Board of Aldermen a conditional-use permit for the dealership. The

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Crestwood City Hall may get renovated after flood damage

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood City Hall may get a renovation along with the repairs required after flooding caused an estimated $250,000 of damage. The Government Center will be a construction zone for the “foreseeable future” as restoration and renovations get underway after a water main break in August caused significant damage to

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Applications pour in to state for new medical marijuana facilities

Pictured above: HCI Alternatives, a medical marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Missouri has received 2,267 applications for medical marijuana facilities and businesses, which means the new statewide industry may soon be coming to South County and Jefferson County. The state brought in over $13

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