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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Andrew Koenig, one of the senators who represents South County, believes that newspapers are an “outdated, archaic form of communication.”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...

Our Call: Better Together is changing, so let’s change statewide vote.

Our Call: Better Together is changing, so let’s change statewide vote.
April 4, 2019

Editorial  We applaud Better Together for changing its plan for a St. Louis city-county merger so that County Executive Steve Stenger will no longer serve a two-year unelected term. Cynics might say...

The Call makes endorsements for contests in the April 2 election

The Call makes endorsements for contests in the April 2 election
March 27, 2019

Editorial  MSD Proposition S stormwater impervious fee We were neutral on this proposition, but if longtime MSD critic Tom Sullivan actually thinks it might be a good idea, we can’t help but agree....

Our Call: Who’s running in Green Park? Who would know?

Our Call: Who’s running in Green Park? Who would know?
March 27, 2019

Editorial There are few competitive races in south county in this election, but the one competive aldermanic race is in Green Park. With Mayor Bob Reinagel stepping down, Ward 2 Alderman Tim Thuston...

Our Call: Lindbergh’s finances well-run; Lake excels as leader

Our Call: Lindbergh’s finances well-run; Lake excels as leader
March 21, 2019

Editorial Lindbergh Schools is asking the public to vote for a $105 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue next month, called Prop R for Safe and Ready. The bond issue would not increase the district’s...

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