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Charter Commission offers new Charter with no major changes

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com After a year marred by a late start, absentee members and conflict over procedures, the St. Louis County Charter Commission has wrapped up its job of studying and recommending changes to the county Charter with no major proposals, but 20 minor amendments that it will present as a new

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Missouri minimum wage is now up to $9.45, on the way to $12 by 2023

Pictured above: Supporters of Raise Up Missouri rallied at the Missouri Secretary of State’s office in May to support a ballot initiative that would raise the minimum wage. Proposition B will be on the ballot Nov. 6, and would gradually increase the minimum wage. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Minimum

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Deer set to be hunted in county parks, Jefferson Barracks

Pictured above: Deer at Jefferson Barracks Park. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Deer hunters in Missouri will be able to hunt in St. Louis County parks, including Jefferson Barracks, this fall after legislation passed by the St. Louis County Council went into effect the day after Christmas. The County Council

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Zoning a hot topic for ‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The widely debated issue of the Sunset Hills zoning code rewrite was at the forefront of most attendees’ minds at the first town hall held by the “Sunset Hills Neighbors” resident club Dec. 4 at the Sunset Hills Community Center. The town hall, hosted by Ward 1 Alderman Dee

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Newspaper wins top awards in state contest

Call Newspapers won top awards at the Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest in 2019, including the first-place award for Best Website or Online Newspaper and awards in the Best News Story and Best Breaking News Story categories. The Call’s website, www.callnewspapers.com, placed first in the website category for Class 3 newspapers, with the award

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Vatterott site set for use manufacturing carts

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommended that the Board of Aldermen approve a change in use of the property at the former Vatterott College campus. The commission unanimously recommended an amended development plan from Specialty Carts Inc. to convert the property at 12955 Maurer Industrial Drive

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Jefferson Barracks gets its first memorial for Vietnam veterans in a 2019 milestone

Pictured above: County Executive Sam Page, right, and County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas, middle, speak with Terry Aubrey, president of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Association, at the Oct. 3 dedication. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com In a milestone for Jefferson Barracks, the first memorial to those who fought and

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Mehlville fire district has the lowest tax rate of any county fire district for 14th year in a row

Pictured above: Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Treasurer Bonnie Stegman speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District has the lowest tax rate of any fire district in St. Louis County for the 14th year in a row.

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