Editorial

Our Call: Ethics reform a welcome addition to Jefferson City

Editorial Missouri voters overwhelmingly voted Nov. 6 for “Clean Missouri,” an amendment to the Missouri Constitution that governs ethics reform and changes the way the state conducts redistricting. Despite our reservations about the unknown world of the redistricting part of Clean Missouri, its ethics reforms are long overdue. The amendment limits lobbyist gifts to legislators

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Editorial: Call makes endorsements for next week’s elections

The Call offers the following endorsements for the election Tuesday, Nov. 6. 91st District House In the 91st District, incumbent Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, matches up with Gravois Republican Committeewoman Jennifer Bird of Crestwood. Although we appreciate Bird and her perennial enthusiasm, we like what Unsicker, an attorney, brings to Jefferson City. Her colleagues praise

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Editorial: Perhaps bipartisan divide will be a thing of the past

It’s hard to escape the reality that, especially nationally, politics is becoming ever more divided along partisan lines. But if this south county election cycle is any indication, bipartisanship might just be making a comeback. First, we were pleasantly surprised that most questionnaires from local Missouri House candidates were thoughtfully filled out, with some expected

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There are no excuses to not vote in Nov. 6 election

Editorial Unless you’ve been living under a massive rock, you know that in less than three weeks, St. Louis County voters will encounter one of the longest ballots in history when they decide a range of federal, state and local issues Tuesday, Nov. 6. Other than a presidential year, we’d be hard pressed to think

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Editorial-Our Call: Fall Sports Preview is one more community service

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com This week, Call Newspapers presents its 30th annual Fall Sports Preview, a special section that celebrates the achievements of young athletes from Lindbergh, Oakville and Mehlville high schools. As sure as bonfires and pumpkin spice, the Fall Sports Preview is an annual autumn tradition that is envisioned as a

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Another View: Mehlville’s Gaines earns attention as national leader

By Dan Fowler  Congratulations to Mehlville Superintendent Dr. Chris Gaines on his swearing-in as president of the largest nationwide superintendents’ association, The School Superintendents’ Association. Gaines’ year leading the nation’s top school leaders places the Mehlville School District in the national spotlight and is certainly something for south county to be proud of. Under Gaines,

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County officials can easily enhance 2018 transparency

Editorial: Our Call No matter the outcome of Tuesday’s election, St. Louis County officials new and old can immediately take a step toward transparency and accountability. And unlike most things in life, it’s easy. And free. On July 27, the County Council called an emergency meeting with less than 24 hours’ email notice to introduce

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