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Call makes endorsements for Mehlville, Green Park contests in the June 2 elections

Call makes endorsements for Mehlville, Green Park contests in the June 2 elections

May 28, 2020

Mehlville school board Five candidates are running for three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education: Incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto and newcomers Stacey Kenner, Richard Vagen and Jeff Wolman. What a testament to the district and its engagement that so many parents want to serve, even ...

Call makes endorsements in Sunset Hills elections for mayor and aldermen

Call makes endorsements in Sunset Hills elections for mayor and aldermen

May 28, 2020

Sunset Hills residents donated more pounds of food than any other city to the May 9 “Mayors for Meals” event, a testament to how engaged the city’s citizens are. This year’s election for mayor is proving no different. Mayor Pat Fribis is challenged by John Stephens, a physician who objects to the ...

More oversight is always better than less, even now

More oversight is always better than less, even now

May 2, 2020

Editorial What is the best way to spend the $175 million St. Louis County will receive in federal funds for the coronavirus response? Who should make those decisions? With a corrupt county executive ousted only a year ago and elections for county executive and council members only a few months away, part...

Our Call: Rallo shows the benefits of the business of corruption

Our Call: Rallo shows the benefits of the business of corruption

March 12, 2020

Editorial Businessman John Rallo was given 17 months in prison last week by U.S. District Judge Richard Webber — not a light sentence, certainly, but not enough for the crimes Rallo committed either. For his central role in ripping off all 1 million St. Louis County citizens to benefit his bank ac...

Our Call: Race for county executive is a democratic win already

Our Call: Race for county executive is a democratic win already

November 7, 2019

Editorial  We welcome the news last week that county Assessor Jake Zimmerman is jumping into the Democratic primary race for county executive. So far, Zimmerman is the only candidate officially in the race, but County Executive Sam Page kicks off his campaign Nov. 21. Page has the advantage of cur...

Our Call: South County needs more than one single Freeholder

Our Call: South County needs more than one single Freeholder

October 9, 2019

An Editorial from Call Newspapers We were as hopeful as anyone about the Board of Freeholders, the once-in-a-generation city-county board that is convening to decide whether to change the way the region operates. But we have to officially oppose the appointments because South County is already being ig...

Our Call: Stenger’s campaign speeches could use revising

Our Call: Stenger's campaign speeches could use revising

August 8, 2019

Editorial Imagine if Steve Stenger had run an honest campaign for re-election as St. Louis County executive. What would he have said? We’ll use Stenger’s own words — but certainly not the ones he trumpeted in his campaign literature. He always proclaimed that he was an “attorney and CPA,”...

Democracy in action in county is great for residents

Democracy in action in county is great for residents

June 26, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd St. Louis County government has its problems, but in many ways it is also a thriving, healthy democracy. If anyone wanted to see that democracy in action, they could find it last week at the town hall on property assessments jointly co-hosted by county Assessor Jake Z...

It took 18 months, but you did indeed save Tower Tee

It took 18 months, but you did indeed save Tower Tee

May 30, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd There were people who said Tower Tee could not be saved. They said it would never come back. But a group of highly organized, very determined South County residents still came to St. Louis County Council meetings every week, rain or shine, winter or summer, meeting after meeting for 18 m...

Erby served the entire county, not just 1st District

Erby served the entire county, not just 1st District

May 23, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd Several years ago, in the middle of one County Council brawl or another — they all run together after awhile — this reporter was talking to a group of South County residents outside 41 S. Central Ave. in Clayton, the Government Center, when 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erb...

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