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Vote by mail, but first read The Call’s Election Guide

Vote by mail, but first read The Call’s Election Guide

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Absentee voting for the August primary election started this week. Thanks to changes approved by the Missouri Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson, more Missourians can take advantage of mailing in ballots for this election than ever before. This is a fantastic development, and while we’re res...

Fannie Lou Hamer Coalition of North County officials endorses Zimmerman for county executive

Pictured above: St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman takes questions from residents during his third town-hall appearance about last year’s property assessments at the Affton Community Center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 15, 2020

A coalition of black officials and leaders in North County has endorsed Assessor Jake Zimmerman in the race for St. Louis County executive. The Fannie Lou Hamer Coalition of St. Louis County announced Monday that it is supporting Zimmerman over two Democratic opponents in the August primary, incumbent...

In Sunset Hills, Friedmann defeats Krueger

Cathy Friedmann, left, defeated Kurt Krueger, right, in last Tuesday's elections to become Sunset Hill's Ward 3 alderman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

3 alderman after political newcomer Cathy Friedmann defeated incumbent Kurt Krueger in the June 2 municipal election that had been postponed from April. Friedmann defeated Krueger 310 votes to 232, or 57.2 percent to 42.8 percent, to take the Ward 3 seat. Ward 1 Alderman Ann McMunn and Ward 2 Alderman ...

Pretto, Hassler, Wolman elected in Mehlville

Left to right: Peggy Hassler, Stacey Kenner, Jean Pretto, Richard Vagen and Jeff Wolman

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education will have a new face at its next meeting after newcomer Jeff Wolman and incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto won in a five-way race for three open school board seats June 2. Oakville resident Wolman will replace board member Samantha Stormer, who did not seek a thi...

Fribis wins re-election over Stephens, but says she’s glad a long, ‘vicious’ race is over

John Stephens, left, and Pat Fribis, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 8, 2020

Sunset Hills will remain under the guidance of Mayor Pat Fribis after the two-term incumbent won her re-election bid against political newcomer John Stephens last week, following a long-drawn-out race that was delayed due to COVID-19. Fribis collected 1,117 votes, or 55.82 percent, to defeat Stephe...

Missouri expands absentee, mail-in voting during coronavirus pandemic

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

June 6, 2020

For the first time, registered voters in Missouri will be able to request a mail-in ballot for 2020 elections after legislation responding to the coronavirus pandemic was signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson Thursday.  Senate Bill 631, sponsored by Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, was approved by the Missouri Legislature and allows individuals who have contracted COV...

Krewson imposes curfew to try to prevent repeat of Monday’s mayhem in St. Louis

Krewson imposes curfew to try to prevent repeat of Monday's mayhem in St. Louis

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 2, 2020

A day of peaceful protests turned to mayhem Monday in St. Louis as three separate shootings led Mayor Lyda Krewson to impose a curfew tonight. St. Louis County police officers shot a man in North County during the early hours Tuesday morning after the man and two other suspects fired at officers and ...

South County Election Results June 2 election: Fribis wins, Crestwood tax extended, school boards set

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

June 2, 2020

Update: This article released figures Tuesday night when the election board said that all precincts were reporting, but those were just the absentee numbers. Read on for the updated totals.  Voters went to the polls Tuesday in a long-delayed election that saw heavy turnout in Sunset Hills for a hi...

Sunset Hills alderman responds to city attorney on her ethics complaint about the mayor

From left, Casey Wong, Ann McMunn, Thompson Price and Kurt Krueger are sworn onto the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen, with Mayor Pat Fribis also being sworn in, center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

A Sunset Hills alderman is disputing the city attorney's ruling that text messages sent by Mayor Pat Fribis did not violate the city’s new ethics ordinance. Under the city’s ethics legislation, which was passed by a majority of the Board of Aldermen in January, a city official can file a compla...

Sunset Hills alderman files ethics complaint against Fribis over text messages

From left, Casey Wong, Ann McMunn, Thompson Price and Kurt Krueger are sworn onto the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen, with Mayor Pat Fribis also being sworn in, center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 29, 2020

A Sunset Hills alderman filed an ethics complaint last week against Mayor Pat Fribis over a series of text messages, but the city attorney decided the texts did not violate the city’s new ethics ordinance. Under the city’s ethics legislation, which was passed by a majority of the Board of Alderm...

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