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Class assignment asking students to ‘set your price for a slave’ gets international attention

Pictured above: The question about slaves on a class assignment handed out at Blades Elementary last week. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District is getting international attention for a Blades Elementary assignment in which a teacher asked students to “set your price for a slave.” A fifth-grade teacher at Blades Elementary

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St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station will open Christmas Day

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station will open on Christmas. Special Christmas Day hours will be from noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, the aquarium announced Wednesday. Timed admission tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at www.stlouisaquarium.com. As construction continued this year, owners of the new aquarium had promised

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Secretary of state warns of online misinformation with South County GOP legislators

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft joined local legislators for a town hall last month, discussing online misinformation, medical marijuana, election security, the 2019 legislative session and more. Reps. David Gregory,

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Longtime South County legislator kicks off run for Missouri treasurer

Pictured above: Vicki Lorenz Englund announces her 2020 campaign for Missouri State Treasurer at a kick-off fundraising event at Bar Napoli in Clayton on Oct. 30. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A familiar face in South County politics is running for office once again, this time statewide. Vicki Lorenz Englund,

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