Jim Murphy of Oakville

Bell talks decriminalization, police shootings

Pictured above: County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell discusses the charge of first-degree murder in the killing of police Officer Michael Langsdorf Monday, June 24. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com To see a related article about Bell’s appearance at the town hall, click here. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell’s new

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Bell outlines reforms at Oakville town hall

Pictured above: Wesley Bell, center, takes questions from reporters after being sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Bell has already faced criticism for the decisions he made his first few days in office. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com To read a related article about Bell

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Signs to be raised for Cloria Brown Highway

Pictured above: Gov. Mike Parson hosted the largest crowd in his office so far to see him sign a bill renaming Lindbergh for the late Rep. Cloria Brown. State Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, will hold an official dedication of the Cloria Brown Memorial Highway to honor the late state representative Thursday, Oct. 17 at St. Johns

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Area legislators set a legislative town hall

Pictured above, from left to right: 94th District candidates Jim Murphy and Jean Pretto and 95th District candidates Michael O’Donnell and Mike Walter at the candidate forum Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at Mehlville High School in St. Louis. Murphy and O’Donnell both went on to be elected as representatives of their respective districts.  Three of the

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Bell, Belmar will appear at Oakville town hall

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, left, and police Chief Jon Belmar speak at a press conference after the February trial of Trenton Forster, who was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Officer Blake Snyder. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Reps. Jim Murphy and Michael O’Donnell, both R-Oakville, will hold their second joint town hall

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Local lawmakers honor test success by Mehlville School District, Gaines

Pictured above: Rep. Michael O’Donnell, Rep. Jim Murphy and Rep. David Gregory present Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines with a Missouri House resolution praising Mehlville’s APR of 99.6. The Mehlville School District is receiving high praise from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. DESE awarded the Mehlville School District an APR score of 99.6

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Missouri House passes the ‘strongest pro-life bill’ in United States

By Blythe Nebeker and Abigail Shaw  Columbia Missourian The “strongest pro-life bill” in the country, as many Republicans are calling it, received final approval from the Missouri House last week after hours of emotional and personal testimony from lawmakers. Democrats and Republicans told stories about miscarriages, sexual assault and their experiences with the births of

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