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Page likely wins two more years as county executive in four-way race

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, right, and his wife, Jennifer, head to the polls Tuesday morning in Creve Coeur to vote for Page in the Democratic primary. Jennifer Page was dressed in scrubs to head to her job at Mercy Hospital South.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 7, 2020

St. Louis County voters most likely gave County Executive Sam Page two more years in office by handing him a commanding victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday in a four-way race with two well-known opponents. With 70,500 votes for 38 percent of the total vote, Page fended off well-funded challeng...

Two run for GOP nod in Missouri Senate seat held by Sifton

Mitchell Kohlberg, left, and David Lenihan, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Repoter

July 23, 2020

Two newcomers to public office will contend in the Republican primaries Aug. 4 for the chance to run in November for the 1st District Missouri Senate seat currently held by Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, who is term-limited. The winner of the GOP primary will face Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, who does not ...

South County has first four positive coronavirus cases in outbreak at group home

At the time this photo was taken in March, three residents and an employee at the South County Habilitation Center had tested positive for COVID-19, the first officially confirmed cases in South County.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 31, 2020

In what marks the first four officially confirmed cases of coronavirus in South County, three residents and an employee of a state-run home for the developmentally disabled have tested positive. Although health-care workers and residents have said on social media that other cases exist, the cases are als...

Doctor, CEO mounts campaign for Sifton’s Senate seat, will face Rep. Doug Beck

Doctor, CEO mounts campaign for Sifton’s Senate seat, will face Rep. Doug Beck

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

The race to replace term-limited Sen. Scott Sifton in the 1st District Missouri Senate seat is now competitive, with political outsider David Lenihan organizing a campaign to flip the recently Democratic seat Republican. Lenihan has yet to have a formal campaign kickoff event, but he announced his can...

Candidate filing underway for Aug. 4 primary

Candidate filing underway for Aug. 4 primary

February 27, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will face two challengers in the Democratic primary this August. Page, county Assessor Jake Zimmerman and Ladue businessman Mark Mantovani all filed Tuesday for the Democratic nomination for the county executive’s post. Also filing for the county’s top spot ...

Crime, Clean Missouri, flooding among South County legislators’ priorities for session

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 18, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A little over a month into the 2020 Missouri General Assembly, lawmakers are hard at work in Jefferson City trying to pass their sponsored legislation. South County legislators filed bills this year related to issues such as flooding, prope...

Play Gloria: Revenge for a tweet? Exile of statehouse reporters needs to end

Play Gloria: Revenge for a tweet? Exile of statehouse reporters needs to end

January 16, 2020

By Glora Lloyd The 2020 session of the Missouri Legislature opened last week, and Missouri’s senators could take an early step toward public transparency by allowing the Capitol press to return to the Senate floor, as they did until senators kicked them out in 2016 in revenge for a 2014 tweet. Reporte...

Legislators from both parties unveil the ‘Cloria Brown Highway’ Lindbergh sign

Legislators from both parties unveil the ‘Cloria Brown Highway’ Lindbergh sign

November 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The legacy of the late state Rep. Cloria Brown will live on after a stretch of Lindbergh Boulevard from Interstate 55 to Lin Ferry Drive was dubbed the “Cloria Brown Memorial Highway.” A new sign indicating the memorial highway was unv...

Sifton won’t run for governor, throws support to Galloway

Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, speaks at the Oakville Democrats' ODO Fest in October 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 2, 2019

After exploring a run for governor himself, Sen. Scott Sifton threw his support Tuesday to Missouri state Auditor Nicole Galloway as the Democrat challenging Gov. Mike Parson in 2020.   The move could allow Missouri Democrats to avoid a Democratic primary in the 2020 race to take on Republican Pars...

Governor signs bill naming Lindbergh ‘Rep. Cloria Brown Memorial Highway’

Gov. Mike Parson, above, hosted the largest crowd in his office so far to see him sign a bill renaming Lindbergh for the late Rep. Cloria Brown.

April 10, 2019

Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill renaming a South County highway after the late Rep. Cloria Brown last month in a ceremony that brought together Brown’s family with dozens of her colleagues in the Missouri House and Senate. Parson held the signing ceremony in his office March 25. The legislation will desi...

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