Column by Gloria Lloyd

Women making progress on ballots in South County

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

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Democracy in action in county is great for residents

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 Zimmerman and County Council members

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Whether Blues win or not, they represent all of us

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com By the time this issue arrives in most of your mailboxes, you’ll know whether the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup. But at the time I’m writing this, all I know is that they lost Sunday and are set to play the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of

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Erby served the entire county, not just 1st District

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 Erby, D-University City, emerged. That

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Sunset Hills should keep its slower zoning process

By Gloria Lloyd We applaud the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen for maintaining the current policy of requiring second readings for all bills unless all seven aldermen agree otherwise. The system in Sunset Hills is currently set up so that legislation automatically gets a first reading one month and a second reading the next month,

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Our Call: Legislators need to follow their own Sunshine Laws

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Missouri Legislature designs and governs Sunshine Law for every public official in the state. But ironically, the Legislature has historically exempted itself from that very law that it tells other government officials to follow. Emails to the governor, a school superintendent, a county executive or a city

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