St. Louis Call Newspapers

Our Call: Auld acquaintance, auld lang syne, here’s to 2019

Gloria Lloyd

January 2, 2019

Editorial  By Gloria Lloyd  Happy New Year! Inspired by south county’s third- and fourth-graders who submitted their New Year’s resolutions to us, we thought we’d come up with our own hopes for 2019. Elizabeth from Sappington Elementary wished, “My New Year’s letter is going to be…. t...

Our Call: Little ones have dreams on Christmas. We do too.

Gloria Lloyd

December 19, 2018

Editorial ’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through South County, Not a Stenger was stirring, not even a Trakas; The budgets were passed by all aldermen with care, In hopes that sales-tax revenues soon would be there. The residents were nestled all snug in our heated recliners at R...

Our Call: Council members need to provide their budget ideas

Gloria Lloyd

December 12, 2018

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd Call readers are familiar with the ongoing saga of the St. Louis County budget, which it appears will be the latest clash in a long string of them between the County Council and County Executive Steve Stenger. The county budget currently has a $10 million operational deficit tha...

Our Call: Ethics reform a welcome addition to Jefferson City

Our Call: Ethics reform a welcome addition to Jefferson City

November 22, 2018

Editorial Missouri voters overwhelmingly voted Nov. 6 for “Clean Missouri,” an amendment to the Missouri Constitution that governs ethics reform and changes the way the state conducts redistricting. Despite our reservations about the unknown world of the redistricting part of Clean Missouri, its...

Calling for an audit on the vote for the state’s auditor

Calling for an audit on the vote for the state’s auditor

November 15, 2018

"Our Call" by Gloria Lloyd As usual, Missouri voters are perplexing us. The Call has editorialized many times in the last two years about the lack of qualifications of the St. Louis County auditor, who has a nearly $100,000 federal tax lien and has served nearly two years without completing a s...

Editorial: Perhaps bipartisan divide will be a thing of the past

St Louis Call Newspapers

October 24, 2018

It’s hard to escape the reality that, especially nationally, politics is becoming ever more divided along partisan lines. But if this south county election cycle is any indication, bipartisanship might just be making a comeback. First, we were pleasantly surprised that most questionnaires from local Mis...

There are no excuses to not vote in Nov. 6 election

There are no excuses to not vote in Nov. 6 election

October 18, 2018

Editorial Unless you’ve been living under a massive rock, you know that in less than three weeks, St. Louis County voters will encounter one of the longest ballots in history when they decide a range of federal, state and local issues Tuesday, Nov. 6. Other than a presidential year, we’d be hard pressed...

National Newspaper Week merits look back at tariffs

Gloria Lloyd

October 9, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor Happy National Newspaper Week! As a weekly newspaper celebrating its 30th year in business, we may admittedly be biased toward this annual celebration’s importance. This event focused on what we see as an irreplaceable part of the American landscape takes place Oct. 7...

County officials can easily enhance 2018 transparency

County officials can easily enhance 2018 transparency

August 8, 2018

Editorial: Our Call No matter the outcome of Tuesday’s election, St. Louis County officials new and old can immediately take a step toward transparency and accountability. And unlike most things in life, it’s easy. And free. On July 27, the County Council called an emergency meeting with less than...

The Call urges ‘no’ vote on two of three St. Louis County Charter amendments

The Call urges ‘no’ vote on two of three St. Louis County Charter amendments

July 24, 2018

A judge ruled Tuesday after the Call went to press that one of the Charter amendments, Proposition 4, will be taken off the ballot Aug. 7. We find ourselves in the curious position this week of urging how to vote on three St. Louis County Charter amendments that may not appear on the ballot Aug. 7. ...

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