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Eight of Page’s nine appointees to Board of Freeholders approved; city nods still in limbo

Pictured above: County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas questions County Executive Sam Page’s Board of Freeholders appointees. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The status of the Board of Freeholders that could approve a city-county merger is up in the air after St. Louis County approved its nominees, but the city still

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Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council grilled County Executive Sam Page’s nine prospective appointees to the 19-member Board of Freeholders last week on issues ranging from their views on a potential city-county merger to whether they feel they can represent unincorporated areas even though they mostly live in cities. The

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Loop Trolley set to derail without new county cash

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger did not attend the March 12, 2015 groundbreaking for the Loop Trolley. Officials in attendance, from left, were Les Sterman of the Loop Trolley Committee; Susan Trautman, executive director, Great Rivers Greenway; St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay; Joe Edwards; Mokhtee Ahmad, region administrator of Region 7 for the Federal Transit

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St. Louis County ‘cone of silence’ legislation would ban contractors from contacting officials during bidding

Pictured above: County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Wednesday in the county executive’s office. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Sam Page asked the County Council this week to pass legislation that would ban anyone seeking a county contract from contacting government

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St. Louis County dumping Meridian as trash company; residents were unhappy with hauler

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is dumping one of its trash providers following numerous service complaints in South County and across multiple County Council districts. The county and Meridian Waste have finalized a mutual agreement to terminate their current contract to provide waste collection services, effective Jan. 1, 2020, the county

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Hal Goldsmith speaks: The man who brought down Stenger talks ethics and how public can fight corruption

Pictured above: Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith, left, talks to St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jacob Barker after the ethics town hall Monday at Kol Rinah in University City. Barker was mentioned in Goldsmith’s indictment of former County Executive Steve Stenger, as Stenger tried to dodge Barker’s questions about a phony contract with businessman John Rallo

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Northwest Plaza owners sue county over subpoenas forcing them to testify

Pictured above: Fifth District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The owners of county offices at Northwest Plaza have

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Council subpoenas Northwest owners, who must testify Aug. 6

Pictured above: Black Jack Mayor Norm McCourt, who works in the county clerk’s office, transports the four boxes filled with an estimated 7,000 pages of documents from the Glarner brothers about the county’s Northwest Plaza lease to the county’s vault for storage after an Ethics Committee hearing June 25. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd

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