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Lesbian couple files federal lawsuit against Friendship Village Sunset Hills for alleged discrimination

By Emily Klein Staff Reporter emilyklein@callnewspapers.com A married lesbian couple was denied housing at a Sunset Hills retirement home because of their orientation, the couple claimed in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. In the lawsuit against Friendship Village Sunset Hills, Mary Walsh, 72, and Bev Nance, 68, allege that the housing community discriminated against them

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GOP candidates run for 97th House seat

By Emily Klein Staff Reporter emilyklein@callnewspapers.com Three candidates are looking to win the Republican primary for the 97th District Missouri House seat currently held by Rep. Mike Revis, D-Fenton. Former Arnold Councilman Phil Amato, former Arnold Councilwoman Mary Elizabeth Coleman and attorney David Linton are hoping to win the GOP nod in the Tuesday, Aug.

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South County Calendar: Week of July 26

Thursday, July 26 • St. Louis Community College Meramec will have a FAFSA help session from 4 to 6 p.m., on July 26. Students will receive free professional assistance completing the free application for Federal Student Aid. They will also get assistance to programs that determine an individual’s eligibility for grants, loans, scholarships and more.

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GOP candidates run for county executive

By Emily Klein Staff Reporter emilyklein@callnewspapers.com A Republican candidate for St. Louis County executive will be waiting to challenge whoever wins the battle between Democrats Steve Stenger and Mark Mantovani in the Democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 7. Republicans Paul Berry III and Daniel Sampson are running in the Aug. 7 Republican primary. Both candidates have

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Crestwood OKs keeping nine chickens

Catherine Biermann, pictured above, smiles while holding her chicken, Jane. Jane is one of five chickens that Biermann keeps on her property in Crestwood. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. Emily Klein Staff Reporter emilyklein@callnewspapers.com Crestwood residents have been able to keep chickens on their property since 2015, and now they can keep more. The Crestwood

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Crestwood eyes police and fire facilities remodeling

By Emily Klein Staff Reporter emilyklein@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen is considering a $220,000 remodel on a number of facilities for the police and fire departments, including adding a bathroom for female firefighters, and the Community Center. The board discussed adding a women’s bathroom in the Crestwood firehouse since there currently isn’t one. A

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Mehlville weighs a district civility policy

Emily Klein Staff Reporter emilyklein@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District is deciding whether to implement a policy on civility that would allow the district to boot belligerent visitors from school grounds. Mehlville’s Policy Committee went over the possible new policy in a meeting June 19. The committee, comprised of Board of Education members, administrators and teachers,

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