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Better Together releases its plan for one St. Louis with city-county merger

Above, some of the chief backers of the Better Together movement for one St. Louis and a city-county merger talk about the plan at its rollout at the Cheshire Inn Jan. 28, 2019, including, from left to right, Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton, who led the campaign for a 2020 statewide vote on the merger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

January 28, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com If voters across Missouri agree, all of St. Louis County and city could be consolidated by 2022 into one large “metro city” under a single government – including one mayor, council and police department – that backers say will save mo...

Better Together plans a city-county merger

Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside supporter Paul Alvino of Oakville, right. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 17, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com From its start five years ago, the nonprofit organization Better Together said that despite its name, it didn’t necessarily support a city-county merger. But it did. And it is now apparently poised to mount a statewide campaign funded b...

Build-A-Bear Workshop’s ‘World Bearquarters’ to open Saturday near Union Station

Build-A-Bear Workshop's 'World Bearquarters' to open Saturday near Union Station

January 3, 2019

A new Build-A-Bear Workshop is opening Saturday in downtown St. Louis at the site of the company's new "World Bearquarters" near Union Station, the St. Louis Wheel and St. Louis Aquarium. Guests of all ages are invited to come celebrate the downtown Build-A-Bear Workshop grand opening with giveaways and fun ac...

Fitch set for new role as councilman

Pictured above: Tim Fitch speaks at a Republicans club meeting during his run for the St. Louis County Council.

November 28, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch will have a new role serving the public starting in January after winning the Nov. 6 election for the 3rd District seat on the St. Louis County Council. Fitch, who ran as a Republican, will take...

Minimum wage would ‘raise up’ to $12 an hour if voters approve hike

Photo by Erin Achenbach

October 18, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com with Stephanie Sandoval, Columbia Missourian At the end of an expensive and contentious Democratic primary contest, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said in his Aug. 7 victory speech that with their battles against each other behi...

Great Rivers Greenway seeks volunteers for 16th annual River des Peres Trash Bash

Great Rivers Greenway seeks volunteers for 16th annual River des Peres Trash Bash

October 17, 2018

For the 16th year in a row, volunteers will descend on the River des Peres watershed Saturday, Oct. 20, to help clear litter during the River des Peres “Trash Bash.” Volunteers of all ages are needed to help clean several sites and improve water quality in St. Louis County and city, including River des Peres, the Mississippi River, Mackenzie Creek, Gravois Creek, Deer Creek and En...

America’s Center proposal to cost $175 million

Rendering of the renovated and expanded America's Center.

October 9, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callsnewspapers.com The America’s Center convention complex could undergo a $175 million redevelopment designed to attract more national conventions, funded by city and county hotel taxes. The plan is supported by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and ...

Science Center’s Smithsonian exhibition ‘Destination Moon’ set to close Monday

Science Center’s Smithsonian exhibition ‘Destination Moon’ set to close Monday

August 31, 2018

The Apollo  11  command  module  Columbia is on  temporary  display in St. Louis through Labor Day.    The St. Louis Science Center closes its exhibition “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission,” on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. The exhibit is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian...

PHOTOS: MetroLink celebrates 25th anniversary with opening of new Cortex Station

PHOTOS: MetroLink celebrates 25th anniversary with opening of new Cortex Station

August 7, 2018

Cardinals mascot Fredbird welcomes passengers as they exit the new Cortex MetroLink Station the morning it opened. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call The ribbon was officially cut last week on the first new MetroLink station in a decade at the Cortex Innovation ...

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