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Crestwood decides against electronic sign moratorium

Pictured above: Scott Credit Union in Crestwood uses an electronic messaging sign. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

March 1, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A six-month moratorium on electronic messaging signs was rejected by the Crestwood Board of Aldermen at the Jan. 22 meeting, after City Planner Adam Jones presented a study on nearby cities and their electronic messaging sign ordinanc...

Neighbors still oppose Robyn cluster homes

The city of Sunset Hills campus: Sunset Hills Police Department

February 28, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Nearby residents of a proposed cluster home development at Lindbergh Boulevard and Robyn Road once again appeared before the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen this month to protest the proposed 5-acre 12-villa development. Three resident...

‘Black Lives Matter’ sign causes Lindbergh High debate

Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

February 27, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  A “Black Lives Matter” poster at Lindbergh High School hung for Black History Month sparked debate and some anger regarding race and students’ rights in school. The poster, which read “All Lives Can’t Matter Until Black Lives Ma...

County Charter Commission kicks off with resignation and Better Together debate

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 25, 2019

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Charter Commission held its first meeting last week, but a member resigned days later after it emerg...

Outcry as frozen dog rescued, but then euthanized by St. Louis County

Outcry as frozen dog rescued, but then euthanized by St. Louis County

February 20, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  A dog that was rescued by a postal worker after being found nearly frozen to death was euthanized by St. Louis County last week after biting a veterinary technician, sparking an outcry among animal advocates led by the organization that re...

Mehlville ranks among top in Missouri on 2018’s test scores

Mehlville ranks among top in Missouri on 2018’s test scores

February 19, 2019

Pictured above: Mehlville High School's 2018 graduation ceremony.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville School District earned its highest scores ever on a statewide academic test in 2018, ranking the district among some of the highest performing public school districts in the state even as most districts saw scores fall with ...

Cable delays Musick Road’s construction

Cable delays Musick Road’s construction

February 14, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Construction at the intersection of Musick Road and Gravois Road originally slated to be completed by the end of 2018 will now be finished by May, after the timeline was extended when workers found an AT&T cable buried along Gravois...

Bayless teacher one of 33 nationwide to receive $25,000 Milken Award

Pictured above, Therese Shain, a special education teacher at Bayless Elementary, smiles for photos after receiving a $25,000 Milkin Educator Award Wednesday morning. Shain is one of 33 educators to receive the award in 2018-2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 13, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A Bayless Elementary School teacher was awarded one of education's most prestigious honors, the $25,000 Milken Educator Award, at a surprise school assembly Wednesday morning featuring guests such as First Lady of Missouri Teresa Parson a...

Sunshine Law change is a ‘crisis to access’

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 13, 2019

By Ian Nickens, Gaelle Fournier and Kelsey Wu of the Columbia Missourian and Erin Achenbach of the Call Missouri House members approved changes in the state Sunshine Law last week that would make communications between public officials at all levels of government and their constituents largely immune...

Sunset Hills overhauls Planning Commission

The city of Sunset Hills campus: Sunset Hills Police Department

February 13, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen overhauled the Planning and Zoning Commission last month in an unusual competitive vote for a city committee. Current Planning and Zoning member Steve Young and former longtime Police Advisory Board ...

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