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With $175 million in hand, St. Louis County launches coronavirus spending portal

With $175 million in hand, St. Louis County launches coronavirus spending portal

April 23, 2020

St. Louis County now has $175 million in federal stimulus funds for the coronavirus response on hand, and a transparency portal to track all related spending and contracts is now live on the county website. County Executive Sam Page says any spending associated with the county’s response to the COVI...

St. Louis County coronavirus deaths nearly double this weekend

The St. Louis County dashboard with the latest numbers released Sunday, April 5.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 5, 2020

Update: In numbers released Monday morning, the total number of cases stands at 985 and the deaths at 14.  Two weeks after its first death from COVID-19, St. Louis County nearly doubled its number of coronavirus deaths this weekend. The county now has 862 total cases and 13 deaths, up from 781 cases Frid...

Some areas of South County, St. Louis County hit harder than others by coronavirus

St. Louis County released this geographic data of coronavirus cases Friday, the first time the county's cases had been publicly sorted by ZIP code.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 3, 2020

Updated at 4:25 p.m. April 3 with update on Crestwood and Sunset Hills, plus more North County ZIP codes.  Some areas of South County and St. Louis County are being hit harder by the coronavirus than others, according to data the county released Friday that for the first time breaks down the county...

St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and seven deaths, creates dashboard to track it all

Coronavirus cases in St. Louis County stand at 663, with six deaths, as of April 2.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

Update: In the latest numbers released Friday, St. Louis County now has 781 positive cases and seven deaths.  St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and six deaths, up from 663 Thursday and so many that the county has developed a dashboard to track all the data related to the cases. Origina...

Charter ‘citizens’ bill of rights’ is rejected, won’t go to voters

Charter ‘citizens’ bill of rights’ is rejected, won’t go to voters

December 18, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com An effort to add a “citizens’ bill of rights” to the St. Louis County Charter was struck down by the county Charter Commission. The bill of rights, introduced by Commissioner Chris Grahn-Howard, would be placed directly after the...

Our Call: Council GOP fumbles its chance to shine for voters

Our Call: Council GOP fumbles its chance to shine for voters

December 12, 2019

Editorial In the 30 years The Call has been covering St. Louis County government, it has historically been the Democrats on the County Council who have repressed free speech and public comment, while Republicans have been the voice of reason arguing that residents should have more access to their publ...

‘Sunshine Law’ leaves new editor in the dark

'Sunshine Law' leaves new editor in the dark

October 8, 2019

Editor's note: As part of our "Blast from South County's Past" series, here's a look at how difficult getting basic public records was in St. Louis County in 1994. Sometimes it's just as difficult now. Some things never change.  Call the Tune By Mike Anthony Originally published Dec. 8, 1994  ...

As Stenger goes to prison, Page signs ethics executive orders that fire employees who don’t report corruption

County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Sept. 18 in the county executive's office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 21, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As his disgraced predecessor heads to prison for public corruption this week, County Executive Sam Page held a public signing ceremony to sign four executive orders for ethics reform that, among other things, will require county employees t...

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