Mark Tucker

Page: Stenger staff out, Dooley’s back in

Pictured above: Gabe Backhoff, 3, left, and Lincoln Stenger, 2, play with then-St. Louis County Parks Director Gary Bess’ dog, Stan, during the Aug. 3 JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks County Park, with Grantwood Village resident Bess and his wife, Vivienne, pictured in the background. Gabe is Bess’ grandson, and Lincoln is the son of

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Tucker close to one year on the job; still no audits

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com County Auditor Mark Tucker is fast approaching his one-year anniversary of employment, but we question whether taxpayers have received their money’s worth for his $85,000 salary. Tucker, who began his duties March 6, has yet to produce a single audit. That’s right, after nearly a year

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Majority of council members remain at odds with Stenger

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A majority of the County Council is accusing County Executive Steve Stenger of using intimidation and threats to get his way, but Stenger dismissed the claims as “election-year ankle-biting.” The allegations leveled by the council span St. Louis County: In south county, 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, contends

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Attorney general looks to increase Sunshine Law compliance

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com In the wake of Attorney General Josh Hawley’s lawsuits against St. Louis County and Jefferson County for allegedly violating the state Sunshine Law by not fulfilling documents requested, Hawley and a local official are looking for ways to increase compliance with the law. Hawley alleges that St. Louis County

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2017 offered no shortage of Most Misguided Quotes

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The past year certainly was a wild ride for candidates for the Call’s Most Misguided Quotes of the Year. As usual, we have more quotes than space for our annual column in which we chronicle the most misguided, misinformed and misleading statements of the year. We

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Check out these classic Most Misguided Quotes

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The end of 2017 also saw the end of the fourth quarter of the year, which provided a bounty of candidates for the Call’s Most Misguided Quotes in which we chronicle the most misguided, misinformed and misleading statements of the year. In St. Louis County, the

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