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Surprisingly, reader says he agrees with Broughton about something

Letters to the editor

March 26, 2020

Letter to the Editor To the editor: In what some may find surprising, I wanted to mention some areas of agreement with Green Park Ward 1 Alderman Michael Broughton. If I’m correct, I believe he is opposed to Better Together and I’m definitely opposed to Better Together. A recent letter ...

Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

January 9, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With the leaked news that nonprofit organization Better Together was proposing a sweeping city-county merger that would merge St. Louis County and St. Louis city into one new “megacity” that would be one of the largest cities in the nat...

Freeholders include just one South County representative; council pushing back

Then-council chairman Sam Page listens to Police Chief John Belmar during a committee meeting in 2018. Now County Executive, Page will renegotiate the lease for The Crossings, formerly Northwest Plaza mall. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

October 8, 2019

Forand excited for ‘honor’ of representing South County By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Members of the St. Louis County Council are pushing back against County Executive Sam Page’s nine selections for the city-county Board of Freeholders because, among other reasons, on...

Stenger coveted ‘metro mayor’ position

St. Louis city Mayor Lyda Krewson, left, listens to former County Executive Steve Stenger say he supports

August 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In a prison-time recommendation ahead of sentencing this week for former County Executive Steve Stenger on corruption charges, federal prosecutors outlined Stenger’s attitude toward St. Louis County and Better Together’s city-county merg...

Prosecutors say Stenger does not deserve break in prison sentence

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger presents a proclamation declaring

August 5, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Federal prosecutors argued in court documents filed last week that former County Executive Steve Stenger should not receive a lower prison sentence than the recommended three to four years because he was a bully who treated St. Louis Count...

Better Together statewide vote was like an assault on county’s citizens

Letters to the editor

June 12, 2019

To the editor: Normally prior to a wedding, the bride and groom make themselves as attractive to each other as possible.  They are loving, respectful and accommodating toward each other.  Then, at the wedding ceremony, they profess eternal love and devotion to their union.  In other words, all th...

Page does not support a merger through a statewide vote; view different from Stenger

Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Page became county executive April 19, after Stenger resigned from the position and pled guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 22, 2019

Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Page became county executive April 19, after Stenger resigned from the position and pled guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor...

Days before city-county merger withdrawn, Missouri House overwhelmingly approved resolution for local vote

Rep. David Gregory and Rep. Jim Murphy speak to South County students honored at the state capitol with the

May 9, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A resolution that would require that any merger of St. Louis County and city be approved by a local vote was approved by the Missouri House last week, just ahead of the decision by backers of the proposed merger to withdraw the plan for no...

Better Together withdraws merger plan due to statewide vote, Stenger

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger presents a proclamation declaring

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 7, 2019

A city-county merger for St. Louis is off the table, for now anyway. Better Together’s campaign committee Unite STL announced Monday it is withdrawing its petition for a statewide vote on a merger in November 2020 and will go back to the drawing board to figure out a legal way to make a merger ha...

Stenger indicted on federal charges, resigns; council selects new county executive

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger and his wife, Allison, at his Aug. 7 victory party. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger resigned Monday after a federal grand jury indicted him last week for bribery, mail fraud and theft of honest services.  County Council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, called an emergency meeting a...

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