Mike Parson

Our Call: Race for county executive is a democratic win already

Editorial  We welcome the news last week that county Assessor Jake Zimmerman is jumping into the Democratic primary race for county executive. So far, Zimmerman is the only candidate officially in the race, but County Executive Sam Page kicks off his campaign Nov. 21. Page has the advantage of currently holding the office, but Zimmerman

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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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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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Our Call: South County needs more than one single Freeholder

An Editorial from Call Newspapers We were as hopeful as anyone about the Board of Freeholders, the once-in-a-generation city-county board that is convening to decide whether to change the way the region operates. But we have to officially oppose the appointments because South County is already being ignored in the process, with a single seat

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Free flu shot clinics offered in South County and St. Louis area

Pictured above: Gov. Mike Parson gets his flu shot last week. The single best way to protect yourself and others against the flu is to get vaccinated each year, and several St. Louis hospitals are offering free flu shots in South County this weekend and next. Gov. Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson received their annual flu shots last

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Leara chairing Missouri’s Gaming Commission

Gov. Mike Parson announced last week that former Rep. Mike Leara, of Concord, was appointed to and named chair of the Missouri Gaming Commission. Leara, a Republican who represented South County as a state legislator for eight years in the 96th District seat now held by Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, has served as owner

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