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Mehlville on the upswing, board member says; ACT scores improve

Letter to the Editor To the editor: A Jan. 17 letter stated, “Since 2015 there has been a significant decline in the composite ACT score from Mehlville School District.” While technically true, this same sentence could have substituted 90 percent of 438 Missouri public school districts and included their average 8-percent decline. The reason is

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Our Call: Sunshine Law should be enforced, not threatened

Editorial This newspaper will never compromise on the Sunshine Law. We don’t think our state legislators should either. It’s that simple. The Sunshine Law is basic — public records belong to the public, whether government officials like that or not. Yet last week saw a rollback in the Missouri House of the Sunshine Law so

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Reader wonders about Musick construction delay, plus a new name

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Regarding the article about the Musick Road detour that was published in April 2018, the project was slated to be completed by December 2018, as seen at https://callnewspapers.com/gravois-musick-intersection-closed-six-months-upgrades/. Now we are hearing that it is not scheduled for completion until May 2019. That’s a five month extension. May

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Our Call: County executives shall attend the County Council

Editorial Where’s Steve? That’s the question members of the County Council are asking after St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger missed every council meeting this year so far — and nine in a row as of the Call’s press time. As concerning as that would be for any county executive, last week also brought the

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