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‘Give me liberty or give me COVID-19!’ doesn’t have quite the same ring

The slide shown by the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force last week that singled out South County as a coronavirus hotspot.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 28, 2020

South County has been singled out this month as a coronavirus hotspot by the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, at the same time schools are attempting to open. It’s a shame that five months into the pandemic, when it seemed we had indeed flattened the curve, that COVID-19 cases have spiked...

In a year to remember, Call Newspapers celebrates its 31st anniversary

In a year to remember, Call Newspapers celebrates its 31st anniversary

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 27, 2020

The St. Louis Call celebrates its 31st anniversary this year with a new name, masthead, website, circulation and, just as any other business in South County, a will to innovate and survive the COVID-19 pandemic. The Call continues to publish weekly print editions as other newspapers have ceased print pu...

Play Gloria: In new reality, online is the way to reach out to the public

Play Gloria: In new reality, online is the way to reach out to the public

By Column by Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 9, 2020

"Play Gloria" by Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The coronavirus has everyone adapting to a new reality, both positive and negative. One upside is that perhaps South County governments will wake up to the advantages of making their meetings open to the public remotely through the internet. It’s hard to believe, but some local ...

Play Gloria: Sunshine Laws in the time of pandemic are a tricky topic

Play Gloria: Sunshine Laws in the time of pandemic are a tricky topic

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 26, 2020

In the time of coronavirus, do people still have constitutional rights and the right to attend public meetings? A court will decide that this week, as a group of New Hampshire residents filed suit because they said that “stay at home” orders restrict their constitutional rights to assemble and...

Play Gloria: Tell the police board what you want to see in a chief

Play Gloria: Tell the police board what you want to see in a chief

February 20, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County will get a new police chief, likely starting in May. That’s pretty much all we know at this point. The new police board — with four of five members newly appointed in November and December — is so far relatively unknown to county residents, but the...

Play Gloria: Brett Hull offers wisdom at St. Louis All-Star Game

Brett Hull, left, and his father Bobby Hull. Photo courtesy of NHL.com.

January 30, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com I wouldn’t have necessarily thought of looking to Brett Hull for life advice before last weekend when he offered these words of wisdom during a sit-down talk at the Fan Fair at the NHL All Star Game in St. Louis. But the Golden Brett is...

Play Gloria: Revenge for a tweet? Exile of statehouse reporters needs to end

Play Gloria: Revenge for a tweet? Exile of statehouse reporters needs to end

January 16, 2020

By Glora Lloyd The 2020 session of the Missouri Legislature opened last week, and Missouri’s senators could take an early step toward public transparency by allowing the Capitol press to return to the Senate floor, as they did until senators kicked them out in 2016 in revenge for a 2014 tweet. Reporte...

Play Gloria: One-of-a-kind Rep. Cloria Brown will get a highway

Play Gloria: One-of-a-kind Rep. Cloria Brown will get a highway

October 16, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd In my favorite memory of Cloria Brown, she was in sneakers. It was after the longtime on-and-off state legislator held a hearing on sex trafficking at the William B. Nottelmann Auditorium at Mehlville High School. After hours of hearing testimony from victims, I was ready to do a...

Women making progress on ballots in South County

Women making progress on ballots in South County

October 3, 2019

Play Gloria! By Gloria Lloyd You may, or may not, notice that this week’s Opinions page has a common theme — everything is written by women. Many of you probably wouldn’t notice it if I hadn’t pointed it out, which shows how far gender equality has come. The best part is it’s a a pure coin...

Play Gloria: More government entities should display transparency by recording meetings

Play Gloria: More government entities should display transparency by recording meetings

September 12, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd The County Council is taking an exciting step forward right now with a trial run livestreaming its weekly council meetings. This won’t necessarily give county residents access to meetings they didn’t already have: The meetings have been on YouTube for years. But with its...

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