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Voters weigh ‘parks protection’ in Charter

Workers lower one of the largest pedestrian trail bridges in St. Louis County into place at Cliff Cave Park in Oakville in July.

October 31, 2018

Workers lower one of the largest pedestrian trail bridges in St. Louis County into place at Cliff Cave Park in Oakville, July 2017.  Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Far down on the ballot voters will see next week, just above the judges, are a series of Charter amendments,...

‘Longest ballot in history’ awaits voters; early voting sites expand

'Longest ballot in history' awaits voters; early voting sites expand

October 23, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Voters casting ballots Nov. 6 will have to contend with the longest ballot in memory, with more than 50 issues and candidates to consider. Election officials are urging voters to show up early at one of three satellite voting centers opening...

Two of south county’s three County Council representatives will be new starting Jan. 1

Two of south county’s three County Council representatives will be new starting Jan. 1

August 23, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Two of the three seats on the County Council that represent south county will get new legislators next year. Political newcomer Lisa Clancy of Maplewood defeated two-term incumbent 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, for el...

Relationship between Stenger and council shows no signs of thawing after the election

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 21, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The relationship between County Executive Steve Stenger and the County Council shows no signs of thawing after Stenger seemingly won re-election Aug. 7. The continued freeze last week came despite Stenger’s initial post-election prediction that “...

Gallery: Port Authority board declines to answer questions

Gallery: Port Authority board declines to answer questions

July 31, 2018

County Council members Ernie Trakas, right, and Colleen Wasinger talk before the council meeting July 27. The council called a special meeting at 1 p.m. to discuss the Charter amendment that was pulled off the Aug. 7 primary ballot. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor gloria...

Police Association alleges council voted to ‘misappropriate’ Prop P tax on jail’s nurses

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

June 6, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Police Association promised to call out any elected officials that the police union saw misspending money from Proposition P, and the union has called out the County Council for the first alleged “misappropriation”...

Council eyes changes to its Charter

Council eyes changes to its Charter

May 10, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com To see a related article, click here. Among the changes the County Council is trying to make to the St. Louis County Charter is the council’s now-familiar contention that it needs its own legal representation when it encounters disputes with...

Council wants vote on changes to Charter

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

May 10, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com See related article here. In the past year, members of an alliance that controls the County Council have made it known that they disagree with aspects of the county Charter, the Constitution-like compact that the county operates under. ...

Primaries set after filing ends for county, state and federal races

Primaries set after filing ends for county, state and federal races

April 4, 2018

County Executive Steve Stenger will have two Democratic challengers and 21 contenders will vie to replace incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in the Tuesday, Aug. 7, primary election in St. Louis County. Filing for county, state and federal offices began Feb. 27 and finished March 27. Stenger fil...

Filing period closes next week for county, state, federal offices

Filing period closes next week for county, state, federal offices

March 22, 2018

Staff Report More potential challengers to County Executive Steve Stenger threw their hats in the ring last week as candidate filing continued for the Tuesday, Aug. 7, primary election, ahead of the conclusion of filing next week. Filing for county, state and federal offices began Feb. 27 and cont...

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