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Asked if he’s innocent, Stenger chooses not to answer

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger recites the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the swearing-in ceremonies for the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Stenger won re-election to the county executive seat in November 2018.

April 2, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger emphasized last week that a federal subpoena is targeting the county, not him, but when given the opportunity, he also didn’t take the chance to say he was innocent of any wrongdoing. In some re...

Better Together changes after Stenger subpoena: ‘Metro Mayor’ elected in 2022, not 2024

St. Louis city Mayor Lyda Krewson, left, listens to former County Executive Steve Stenger say he supports

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 26, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A day after County Executive Steve Stenger, the choice for the St. Louis city-county merger’s “Metro Mayor,” said he was issued a federal subpoena, Better Together planned to resubmit its petition to the Missouri secretary of state Monday ...

Better Together provides answers at first town hall, but maybe not the ones crowd wanted

Above, some of the chief backers of the Better Together movement for one St. Louis and a city-county merger talk about the plan at its rollout at the Cheshire Inn Jan. 28, 2019, including, from left to right, Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton, who led the campaign for a 2020 statewide vote on the merger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 14, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Attendees at the first Better Together town hall last week got some answers about the proposed St. Louis city-county merger — but maybe not the ones they wanted. The second of eight town-hall meetings from Better Together happens at 6 p.m. Thursday...

Stenger would be city-county ‘metro mayor’ through 2025

Steve Stenger, standing alongside his wife and children, is sworn in as the St. Louis County Executive by Judge Henry E. Autrey on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Stenger won re-election for county executive for a second term in the November 2018 election. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewpapers.com Steve Stenger has been a lot of things in life: Affton native. Rock singer. Certified public accountant. Criminal defense attorney. Municipal prosecutor. Councilman. County executive. And if a plan for a St. Louis city-county merger goes t...

Better Together releases its plan for one St. Louis with city-county merger

Above, some of the chief backers of the Better Together movement for one St. Louis and a city-county merger talk about the plan at its rollout at the Cheshire Inn Jan. 28, 2019, including, from left to right, Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton, who led the campaign for a 2020 statewide vote on the merger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

January 28, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com If voters across Missouri agree, all of St. Louis County and city could be consolidated by 2022 into one large “metro city” under a single government – including one mayor, council and police department – that backers say will save mo...

Better Together plans a city-county merger

Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside supporter Paul Alvino of Oakville, right. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 17, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com From its start five years ago, the nonprofit organization Better Together said that despite its name, it didn’t necessarily support a city-county merger. But it did. And it is now apparently poised to mount a statewide campaign funded b...

Major League Soccer team could come to St. Louis through privately backed stadium

Major League Soccer team could come to St. Louis through privately backed stadium

October 12, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Hopes were revived this week for a Major League Soccer team coming to St. Louis as two local families announced an effort officially branded “#MLS4TheLou” that would include a mostly privately funded stadium near Union Station. Some socc...

America’s Center proposal to cost $175 million

Rendering of the renovated and expanded America's Center.

October 9, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callsnewspapers.com The America’s Center convention complex could undergo a $175 million redevelopment designed to attract more national conventions, funded by city and county hotel taxes. The plan is supported by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and ...

PHOTOS: Stenger edges Mantovani for re-election, Mantovani so far not contesting

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger and his wife, Allison, at his Aug. 7 victory party. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 14, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger scraped by with a victory in the Democratic primary for county executive last week against retired Ladue businessman Mark Mantovani, the one exception on a day residents overwhelmingly voted for ch...

PHOTOS: MetroLink celebrates 25th anniversary with opening of new Cortex Station

Cardinals mascot Fredbird welcomes passengers as they exit the Cortex MetroLink Station. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 7, 2018

Cardinals mascot Fredbird welcomes passengers as they exit the new Cortex MetroLink Station the morning it opened. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call The ribbon was officially cut last week on the first new MetroLink station in a decade at the Cortex Innovation ...

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