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Selected as elector, how could I say no?

    My Call By Bill Milligan Originally published July 26, 1990 It was Groucho Marx who once said “I wouldn’t belong to any club that would have me as a member.” That quote was the first thing to pop in my mind last week when St. Louis County Executive H.C. Milford asked me to

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As Stenger goes to prison, Page signs ethics executive orders that fire employees who don’t report corruption

Pictured above: County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Wednesday in the county executive’s office. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As his disgraced predecessor heads to prison for public corruption this week, County Executive Sam Page held a public signing ceremony to sign four executive orders for

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St. Louis County ‘cone of silence’ legislation would ban contractors from contacting officials during bidding

Pictured above: County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Wednesday in the county executive’s office. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Sam Page asked the County Council this week to pass legislation that would ban anyone seeking a county contract from contacting government

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St. Louis County dumping Meridian as trash company; residents were unhappy with hauler

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is dumping one of its trash providers following numerous service complaints in South County and across multiple County Council districts. The county and Meridian Waste have finalized a mutual agreement to terminate their current contract to provide waste collection services, effective Jan. 1, 2020, the county

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All Wet: Experts urge caution when flooding resides

By Bill Milligan Editor wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Originally published July 15, 1993 Experts are warning flood victims to use caution when returning to their homes after flood waters begin to recede. National Weather Service expects the Meramec, Missouri and Mississippi rivers to crest Saturday. As flood waters recede into the Mississippi and Meramec rivers, animals as well

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Suspects still at large after armed carjacking in Affton

Police are searching for suspects in an armed carjacking in Affton early Tuesday. A victim’s car was taken at gunpoint around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 9800 block of Paul Revere Drive, behind the Heritage Estates apartment complex in Affton. Police described the suspects as two black males wearing all dark clothing. There were no

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Affton Days held this weekend; features food trucks instead of festival

Pictured above: Parade watchers get ready for the 2018 Affton Days parade. Photo courtesy of the Affton Chamber of Commerce. The annual Affton Community Days parade, barbecue and “Food Trucks on Parade” will take place this Saturday, Sept. 21. This year’s theme is “Affton Gives Back.” Parade participants are encouraged to decorate their entries with nonperishable

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Hal Goldsmith speaks: The man who brought down Stenger talks ethics and how public can fight corruption

Pictured above: Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith, left, talks to St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jacob Barker after the ethics town hall Monday at Kol Rinah in University City. Barker was mentioned in Goldsmith’s indictment of former County Executive Steve Stenger, as Stenger tried to dodge Barker’s questions about a phony contract with businessman John Rallo

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