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Green Park passes resolution vs. merger

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Green Park passed a resolution against Better Together and a statewide vote for a city-county merger at the March 18 Board of Aldermen meeting. The resolution states that the city “opposes any statewide vote on a constitutional mandate affecting the governmental organization of the city of St. Louis and

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P&Z rejects Y Bark Alone’s expansion plans

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously this month to reject recommending a change to zoning for Y Bark Alone Doggy Day Care to increase the number of dogs allowed at the business from 50 to 120. Residents near the dog day care facility, customers of the

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Dueling Port Authorities face off in lawsuit

Pictured above: County Counselor Peter Krane responds to a question from County Council members at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The lawsuit between St. Louis County’s dueling Port Authorities had its first airing in court last week. After 40 minutes of arguments, a motion to

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Legislature passes Gregory’s carjacking law

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Anna Lewis Missouri News Network The Missouri House passed a slew of legislation April 15, including bills that deal with carjacking, an emergency income tax extension and digital driver’s licenses. Lawmakers passed HB 966, sponsored by

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St. Louis will host the 2020 U.S. gymnastics Olympic team trials

St. Louis will host the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team trials ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that they awarded the bid for the 2020 team trials to St. Louis.  The event will take place at Enterprise Center June 25-28, 2020.  The St. Louis Sports Commission

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Stenger appoints new Justice Center leadership

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger appointed Lt. Col. Troy Doyle of the county Police Department as interim director of St. Louis County Justice Services Monday. Doyle replaces outgoing interim Director Julia Childrey, who will return to her previous position as superintendent of operations with Justice Services, which will continue to operate independently from the

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Mehlville hosts regional STEM summit to display teaching techniques

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District showed off its strategies for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics at a regional STEM Symposium held for educators across five states last month. The symposium, held March 6 and March 7 at Mehlville High School, highlighted the partnership the district has had for several

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