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St. Louis will host the 2020 U.S. gymnastics Olympic team trials

St. Louis will host the 2020 U.S. gymnastics Olympic team trials

April 24, 2019

St. Louis will host the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team trials ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that they awarded the bid for the 2020 team trials to St. Louis.  The event will take place at Enterprise Center June 25...

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...

Better Together says merger could save over $1 billion a year by 2032

Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, left, answers questions about the merger alongside Stenger, Krewson and Washinton University Chancellor Mark Wrighton at a press conference after the  campaign kickoff. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 26, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The backers of a city-county merger for St. Louis County and city are saying that the plan will save taxpayers across the region $55 million a year from the start and up to $1 billion annually a decade after the start of the new megacity....

Affton resident honored for 25 years promoting public transit

Affton resident honored for 25 years promoting public transit

February 16, 2019

An Affton resident is being honored for 25 years of working to advance public transit in St. Louis. Kimberly Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit, or CMT, has been honored for 25 years of furthering public transit in the region. “Public transit in the St. Louis reg...

John Nations steps down as Metro CEO

John Nations steps down as Metro CEO

June 5, 2018

Metro CEO John Nations will be leaving the transportation agency this fall, the Bi-State Development Agency announced Tuesday. Nations will leave Metro as the longest-serving president and CEO in its history, the agency said in a news release. He took the job in 2010 after leading the campaign in S...

Metro sets hearings on ‘Metro Reimagined’ bus plan

April 8, 2018

Metro Transit is gathering public input about changes to MetroBus service. Metro will host six informational meetings and two public hearings in April to share the proposed plan with transit riders and the public. The south county meeting will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at th...

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