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South County Election Guide 2020

South County Election Guide 2020

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

October 29, 2020

From president to local contests in Missouri, St. Louis County and South County, a number of important elections will be decided Tuesday, Nov. 3, and the Call Newspapers Election Guide is here to give you everything you need to know before voting in person or by mail ahead of time. There are four...

Missouri has a new law that makes carjacking a crime, after push by Gregory

Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, left, greets a member of the public and her dog at a food distribution event at Mehlville High School hosted by Gregory and Rep. Jim Murphy Sept. 3, 2020.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2020

Missouri officially has a law on the books that establishes the crime of vehicular hijacking for carjacking crimes, passed by the Missouri General Assembly this legislative session as part of a broader crime bill after efforts last year by Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills. Senate Bill 600, sponsored by Sen. Ton...

Half the students at Washington Middle School told to stay home due to COVID-19 outbreak

Half the students at Washington Middle School told to stay home due to COVID-19 outbreak

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

October 28, 2020

Editor's note: This article was updated with the current number of student cases at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday.  Nearly half the 468 students at Washington Middle School have been kept off campus for two weeks following a possible exposure from four people who were at the school and later tested positive ...

Senate hopefuls Beck and Lenihan debate health care, economy and more in forum

Rep. Doug Beck, left, and David Lenihan, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2020

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, discussed issues such as health care and the economy with his Republican rival for the 1st District Missouri Senate seat, political newcomer David Lenihan, in a virtual forum hosted Friday by the St. Louis Regional Chamber. Beck is a former member of the Affton Board of Educatio...

Take our poll: Will you be voting to re-elect U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner?

State Sen. Jill Schupp, left, and U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, right.

October 26, 2020

  For more coverage of U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner's re-election race versus Missouri Sen. Jill Schupp, see the candidates' Call questionnaires.

Amendment 3 reverts redistricting change voters approved in Clean Missouri

Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, speaks to members of the Missouri Press Association about Amendment 3 in January 2020, the same day that debate on the Senate resolution for the amendment began.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

October 23, 2020

Voters will consider two amendments to the Missouri Constitution in the election Tuesday, Nov. 3, highlighted by Amendment 3, a partial rerun of the Clean Missouri amendment approved by voters in November 2018 that has been dubbed “Cleaner Missouri” by its backers and “Dirty Missouri” by its op...

Parson, Galloway spar on COVID, policing, health care in debate

Gov. Mike Parson enters the stage, passing State Auditor Nicole Galloway before the Missouri gubernatorial debate at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 (Robert Cohen for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

October 22, 2020

In what will likely be the only in-person debate among the four candidates for Missouri governor, Gov. Mike Parson and state Auditor Nicole Galloway sparred over COVID-19, budget priorities and policing in a forum sponsored by the Missouri Press Association Oct. 9. Parson, a Republican who took office af...

St. Louis County unveils app with Election Day wait times, opens satellite voting Thursday

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in 'Kids Voting' for the November 2018 election.

October 21, 2020

The Nov. 3 general election is less than two weeks away, so important dates and deadlines are quickly approaching for voters in St. Louis County. While the deadline for registering to vote has passed, voters are still able to update their name and address. Updates may be made at www.stlouiscovotes.c...

South County high schools open for the first time since March

Teacher Samantha Wanko talks to incoming kindergarteners at Bierbaum Elementary  in the Mehlville School District in August about procedures and Chromebook pickup.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2020

With more and more students returning to in-person learning, South County’s public high schools are set to open their doors for the first time since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close. Schools around South County are welcoming students back to in-person learning as COVID-19 ...

How to donate used medical equipment in South County this weekend

How to donate used medical equipment in South County this weekend

October 21, 2020

Donations are requested for the annual Healthcare Equipment Collection Drive at seven different drop-off locations in the metro area hosted by the not-for-profit St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP). The locations are new this year, including a South County dropoff site th...

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