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Our Call: Future of airport is not just a city issue, but a county one

Our Call: Future of airport is not just a city issue, but a county one

December 5, 2019

Editorial If, like us, you spent significant time at St. Louis Lambert International Airport over Thanksgiving, you know you have a stake in how the airport is operated. The city of St. Louis has been marching toward privatizing the region’s international airport for over a year, but so far St. Louis Co...

Our Call: Council leaves the people out of people’s business

Our Call: Council leaves the people out of people’s business

November 26, 2019

Editorial How can you conduct the people’s business without the people? That is the question we’re stunned that we now have to ask of St. Louis County government. But it’s one that must be asked as the County Council has voted the last two weeks to move public comments at its meetings to the e...

Our Call: South County, North City united by the Freeholders

Our Call: South County, North City united by the Freeholders

November 21, 2019

Editorial  The Board of Freeholders is supposed to unite people across the region behind one vision and one way forward for St. Louis. And the board is in fact already uniting people across the region, but only because they feel unrepresented by this once-in-a-generation process. For the first mee...

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: Sweeney should get more than probation for crimes

Our Call: Sweeney should get more than probation for crimes

September 11, 2019

Editorial Sometimes crime does pay. That’s the lesson courtroom observers learned from the Aug. 16 sentencing of former St. Louis Economic Development CEO Sheila Sweeney. Or should we say lack of sentencing, because Sweeney somehow got away with probation for covering up former County Executive...

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,”...

Our Call: The Planning Commission should be unincorporated

Our Call: The Planning Commission should be unincorporated

August 1, 2019

Editorial The St. Louis County Charter Commission is meeting weekly to decide on changes it could make to the county Charter, the constitution-like document that governs how the county operates. While the panel is meeting, here’s our suggestion: We believe it should be a requirement that members of th...

Our Call: From county executive to felon: The Steve Stenger decade

Our Call: From county executive to felon: The Steve Stenger decade

May 9, 2019

Editorial And to think, it all started with trash districts. And a swimming pool. More than a decade ago when a young, ambitious attorney named Steve Stenger challenged 6th District County Councilman John Campisi, R-South County, his main contention was that Campisi was a crook, misusing taxpayer ...

Our Call: County Council needs to meet at same time all year

Our Call: County Council needs to meet at same time all year

April 26, 2019

Editorial The St. Louis County Council met Tuesday — but we wouldn’t be surprised if you missed it. That’s because the council met at 11 a.m. instead of its usual time of 6:30 p.m. Why? We’re not sure. Council Vice Chair Hazel Erby, D-University City, who represents the 1st District, made the motion l...

Our Call: End newspaper notices? Koenig’s idea is a bad one

Our Call: End newspaper notices? Koenig’s idea is a bad one

April 11, 2019

Editorial Sen. Andrew Koenig, one of the senators who represents South County, believes that newspapers are an “outdated, archaic form of communication.” It probably comes as no surprise that we strongly disagree and see newspapers as a living, breathing part of American culture and life. But thanks ...

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