Our Call

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

“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 single audit, at a

[ Read More ]

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

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 Missouri House candidates were thoughtfully filled out, with some expected

[ Read More ]

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

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 to think

[ Read More ]

National Newspaper Week merits look back at tariffs

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 through 13, and we believe it’s a

[ Read More ]

County officials can easily enhance 2018 transparency

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 24 hours’ email notice to introduce

[ Read More ]

Simpson brings Lindbergh a true ‘decade of distinction’

Editorial by the Call A new era will soon begin in Lindbergh Schools, as Superintendent Jim Simpson retires at the end of the current school year June 30. Dr. Simpson has received many honors over the course of a stellar 21-year career as a superintendent in the state of Missouri, including a “decade of distinction”

[ Read More ]

We wish all the best for former Crestwood mayor

It’s probably no secret to regular readers that one of the most frequent subjects of this space in the last few years has been Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby — now former Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby. That’s the first time we’ve referred to him with that “former,” and despite the many times this newspaper disagreed with

[ Read More ]