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Trakas set to hold second ‘Half-Time’ town hall

Sixth District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, is hosting what he is calling “Half-Time” town halls at the two-year mark of his four-year term. In a Facebook post, he said he will discuss various issues at the town halls, including the proposed city-county merger. The second of the two town halls happens this weekend from

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Preventing abusive teachers from getting new jobs is goal of proposed law

Pictured above: Legislative candidate Mary Elizabeth Coleman during her 2018 campaign. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Christina Mascarenas Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — School districts and charter schools would be required under proposed legislation to disclose information on former employees’ abusive behavior toward students to any school that contacts them regarding an employee. Rep. Rocky

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U.S. Senator Josh Hawley subpoenaed in Sunshine Law case

By Brennan John Columbia Missourian Missouri’s U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has been subpoenaed in a case involving possible violations of the state’s public records law when he served as Missouri attorney general. The subpoena came from Missouri’s 19th Circuit Court in Cole County. Hawley is ordered to give depositions and bring all documents and notes

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MSD wants new stormwater fees in April election

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is proposing to tackle flooding and erosion by adding a new charge to the bill of every customer, including nonprofit entities and those with septic systems. The MSD Board of Trustees voted unanimously in December to place Proposition S for Stormwater on the

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Scott Credit Union opens second St. Louis County location

Scott Credit Union hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of their new branch location in Crestwood at 9792 Watson Road. The location is one of two in Missouri and St. Louis County, with the other location in Ladue. The bank operates 16 branches in the St. Louis area, but until

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Friendship Village gets high marks, praise from investors on bond sale

Pictured above: Building rendering for the Devonshire Building, with 76 new senior living apartments, part of the Friendship Village Sunset Hills expansion. Photo courtesy of Friendship Village. Friendship Village received a positive response from investors when it issued bonds to complete financing for expansion projects of its St. Louis-area senior living campuses. During the course

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