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Trakas says he’s running again for council; Burns is challenging

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Just after Rep. Bob Burns announced last week that he is running for the St. Louis County Council representing South County in 2020, incumbent 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas said he’s running again. Trakas, 69, is a Republican from Oakville who had not yet officially announced that he is

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Aldermen get first look at new city zoning code

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen will get its first look at the city’s new zoning code and zoning map overhaul next week, after the Planning and Zoning Commission voted to consolidate the city’s current zoning code and bring into compliance non-conforming properties around Sunset Hills. The Board of

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Page backtracks on Belmar; appoints new police board members

Pictured above: The St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners meets Oct. 29 before going into closed session. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In the days after a $20 million verdict against the St. Louis County Police Department for discrimination, County Executive Sam Page appeared to call for the end

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Deb Lavender challenges Koenig in 2020 race for Senate seat representing Sunset Hills

Pictured above, from left: Rep. Deb Lavender, D-Kirkwood, addresses the Tesson Ferry Democrat Organization at its September 2019 meeting. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Right: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club last summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A current state legislator and physical therapist

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Crestwood mall project is now a $300 million redevelopment

Pictured above: A rendering for the plaza at the proposed Crestwood City Center released in October 2018.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Developers of the former Crestwood mall say that plans to redevelop the vacant site as “Crestwood City Center” have tripled in size to $300 million from the previous estimated $105 million, which

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