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County voters could weigh a pair of smoking bans in November election

File photo: Concord resident Dan Logger opposed a 2009 smoking ban in public places because he believed it would affect businesses operated by many of his friends. 'I'm against it,' he said at the time. Also pictured is Schottzie's Bar and Grill bartender Lana Sugg. Photo by Bill Milligan.

September 4, 2018

File photo: Concord resident Dan Logger opposed a 2009 smoking ban in public places because he believed it would affect businesses operated by many of his friends. 'I'm against it,' he said at the time. Also pictured is Schottzie's Bar and Grill bartender Lana Sugg. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor gloria...

UPDATED: St. Louis County sells half of Sylvan Springs Park to expand Jefferson Barracks gravesites

Marc Garcia plays the trumpet at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery ceremony. Photo by Bill Milligan.

September 2, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Web-exclusive update, Thursday, Sept. 6: The County Council unanimously approved the sale of half of Sylvan Springs Park for more gravesites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Tuesday night. For full details, see the Sept. 13 print editio...

County Council’s Charter amendment set for recount as it fails by 12 votes

County Counselor Peter Krane keeps an eye on election results at County Executive Steve Stenger’s Aug. 7 watch party. A Charter amendment on the ballot will determine whether Krane continues to serve as the only attorney for St. Louis County or not. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 28, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Just as election results were finalized last week that indicated that one of the County Council’s county Charter amendments in the election Aug. 7 failed by just 12 votes, the council held an emergency meeting to place three more Charter ...

Relationship between Stenger and council shows no signs of thawing after the election

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 21, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The relationship between County Executive Steve Stenger and the County Council shows no signs of thawing after Stenger seemingly won re-election Aug. 7. The continued freeze last week came despite Stenger’s initial post-election prediction that “...

Charter amendment is still up in the air

August 15, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Voters approved an amendment to the St. Louis County Charter last week that defines employment, but an amendment that would give the County Council its own attorney is still too close to call. Current results list the “no” votes for ...

An unusual headline: County Council and Stenger actually get along

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 3, 2018

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger and the St. Louis County Council actually got along this week, in ...

Voters to consider pair of St. Louis County Charter amendments Tuesday

Pictured above: From left, 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, and County Executive Steve Stenger listen at the Aug. 1 council meeting to council candidate Michael Burton announce he's no longer running against Dolan. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 3, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County voters will consider two proposed amendments to the county Charter, the Constitution-like compact that the county operates under, in the election Tuesday, Aug. 7. Residents were originally set to consider three changes to the ...

Expired terms become county executive campaign issue

Expired terms become county executive campaign issue

July 26, 2018

The County Council, pictured above, listens to public comments at the council meeting July 24. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. County Executive Steve Stenger is running for re-election in the Democratic primary Aug. 7 against Ladue businessman Mark Mantovani, who accuses Stenger of corruption and lord...

Stenger says he gets more done with a hostile County Council

Stenger says he gets more done with a hostile County Council

July 25, 2018

County Executive Steve Stenger, councilman Sam Page and councilwoman Hazel Erby listen to public comments during the council meeting on July 24. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With the rollercoaster relationship between County Executive S...

Judge yanks one of County Council’s three Charter amendments from ballot

Judge yanks one of County Council's three Charter amendments from ballot

July 25, 2018

Councilman Pat Dolan, County Executive Steve Stenger and Councilman Sam Page take notes during public comments during the council meeting July 24. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A judge ruled Tuesday that one of the St. Louis County Council...

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