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‘Sunshine Law’ leaves new editor in the dark

'Sunshine Law' leaves new editor in the dark

October 8, 2019

Editor's note: As part of our "Blast from South County's Past" series, here's a look at how difficult getting basic public records was in St. Louis County in 1994. Sometimes it's just as difficult now. Some things never change.  Call the Tune By Mike Anthony Originally published Dec. 8, 1994  ...

Preventing abusive teachers from getting new jobs is goal of proposed law

State representative candidate Mary Elizabeth Coleman during her 2018 campaign. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

February 26, 2019

Pictured above: Legislative candidate Mary Elizabeth Coleman during her 2018 campaign. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Christina Mascarenas Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — School districts and charter schools would be required under proposed legislation to disclose information on former employee...

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley subpoenaed in Sunshine Law case

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley subpoenaed in Sunshine Law case

February 21, 2019

By Brennan John Columbia Missourian Missouri's U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has been subpoenaed in a case involving possible violations of the state’s public records law when he served as Missouri attorney general. The subpoena came from Missouri’s 19th Circuit Court in Cole County. Hawley is ordere...

Legislator faces lawsuit for blocking member of public on Twitter

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 15, 2019

By Yue Yu Columbia Missourian A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought against state Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch for blocking someone on Twitter. The representative now faces a trial March 29 in Kansas City, according to a news release. Columbia lawyer Mike Campbell, who filed the lawsuit,...

Our Call: Legislators need to follow their own Sunshine Laws

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 1, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Missouri Legislature designs and governs Sunshine Law for every public official in the state. But ironically, the Legislature has historically exempted itself from that very law that it tells other government officials to follow. Em...

Crestwood appeals Affton case, lawyers up

St. Louis County police and first responders gather outside an apartment complex off Kidder Road in Affton on Tuesday. A woman was found shot after an apartment at the complex was set ablaze. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 22, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Crestwood is appealing its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District to the Missouri Supreme Court, and adding a high-powered legal team to match the fire district’s. A Clay County judge ruled in December against Crestwood on all...

Gathering turns a little ‘hairy’ for 3 school board members

Gathering turns a little 'hairy' for 3 school board members

January 17, 2019

This is a "blast from South County's past" from the past 30 years of the Call's archives. Originally published on: Thursday, March 7, 1996. Stay tuned throughout the year for more glimpses into the area's history. By Mike Anthony Executive Editor  Blondes have more fun, the saying goes, but thre...

Toughening of the Sunshine Law would be first revamp in decades

Toughening of the Sunshine Law would be first revamp in decades

April 25, 2018

Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A pair of identical bills that would fortify the state’s Sunshine Law and expand its enforcement passed the Missouri House last week, in what could prove to be the first major change to the law. The bills, sponsored by Rep. David Gregory, R...

Stenger, council both accused of violating Sunshine Law

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

March 14, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger and the County Council have been at odds for most of the last year on everything except routine county business, but now they have something in common: They are both accused of violating the Sunshine Law. The cou...

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