Missouri News

Legislators exempt themselves from Sunshine Law

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The first official vote of the 100th General Assembly was for legislators to nullify part of a new Missouri Constitutional amendment passed by voters in November, Clean Missouri. Legislators govern the

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Better Together releases its plan for one St. Louis

Above, some of the chief backers of the Better Together movement for one St. Louis and a city-county merger talk about the plan at its rollout Monday at the Cheshire Inn, including, from left to right, Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Lyda

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Federal judge dismisses Friendship Village discrimination lawsuit

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit last week against Friendship Village filed by a married lesbian couple who alleged that they were discriminated against when the retirement community declined to let them move in. U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton ruled that the federal Fair Housing Act does not

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Doug Beck is running to succeed Sifton in Missouri Senate

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retiring Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June. Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, announced Wednesday that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination to run for Senate in the 1st Missouri Senate District in 2020. The district is currently represented by Sen. Scott Sifton, who is

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Better Together plans a city-county merger

Pictured above: Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road during the 2018 Primaries. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is

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Murphy’s first bill is check on Bell’s power

Pictured above: Wesley Bell is sworn in as the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney by Judge George W. Draper III on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, after defeating former Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch in an historic upset. Bell is the first Black prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County in its history. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  Newly elected

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