County Council

‘Red wave’ turns south county crimson

Pictured above: Newly elected state legislator Jim Murphy of Oakville hugs his son, former Mehlville Board of Education member Jamey Murphy, at the elder Murphy’s victory party at Cafe Telegraph Nov. 6, after the father and son heard the final results in the race. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The

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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, 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, including an amendment to ban the sale

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Zimmerman is running for assessor again

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman, the first elected assessor in county history, is running for re-election to a third term Tuesday, Nov. 6, against Republican Dan Hyatt of Maryland Heights. “There is no Republican or Democratic way to assess houses, there is a right way and a wrong

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Fitch, Ward square off in County Council 3

Staff Report  Former St. Louis County police Chief Tim Fitch, Republican, will square off against Democrat Paul Ward, a former Kirkwood city councilman, to represent the 3rd District on the St. Louis County Council. The seat is currently held by Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger, R-Huntleigh, who is stepping down. The seat represents most of Sunset Hills,

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Four candidates contend for the county executive seat

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com This is the first of two parts in a series of questionnaires on the St. Louis County executive candidates. To see the second in the series with Republican Paul Berry and Democrat Steve Stenger, click here. Incumbent St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, a Democrat, faces three challengers for re-election

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