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Satellite voting is open in St. Louis County through Monday ahead of Nov. 3 election

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

October 30, 2020

The November general election is five days away, and it’s important for voters who still need to cast their vote to understand their options for voting prior to or on Election Day. The St. Louis County Board of Elections has taken extra precautions to keep all polls safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ele...

Why Isn’t My Weekly Newspaper in My Mailbox?

Why Isn’t My Weekly Newspaper in My Mailbox?

By Deborah Baker, Publisher

October 30, 2020

I walk out to the mailbox looking for the Call’s weekly mailed edition. As publisher, I know the pandemic has forced a reduced mailing schedule, but habit has made me forget it’s a partial mail week and my subdivision's postal route isn’t included for this particular week’s edition. After...

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...

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.

MSD responds to sewage spill in Oakville, fourth one in that area since 2019

MSD responds to sewage spill in Oakville, fourth one in that area since 2019

October 23, 2020

Crews with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) are working to repair a broken force main that led to a sewage spill Friday in South St. Louis County. The break is near the railroad tracks that run along Nellie Avenue in Oakville. This is the fourth sewage spill around Nellie Avenue sinc...

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...

Lemay Ferry pedestrian safety examined

Utility poles bisect the narrow sidewalks on the west side of Lemay Ferry Road, presenting issues for those who use wheelchairs or have other mobility concerns. The east side of Lemay Ferry has accessible sidewalks, but for anyone on the west side, the only way to reach the accessible east sidewalk is by directly crossing the street, or riding in the street next to the burn to the closest crosswalk at Victory drive.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2020

Despite multiple incidents involving pedestrians being hit or killed along Lemay Ferry Road due to inaccessible sidewalks and outcry from both residents and elected officials, a makeover of the state-owned highway is not slated for several more years. That has led some to wonder how many more people w...

Coleman gets Jefferson County to back down on masks

Coleman gets Jefferson County to back down on masks

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2020

The Jefferson County Health Department last week dropped its bid to implement a mask mandate after a previous repeal. The department’s Board of Trustees previously revoked a countywide mask mandate less than 24 hours after voting for it in late August, after concerns were raised by Rep. Mary Elizab...

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