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Green Park will meet virtually tonight, for the first time in history

Green Park will meet virtually tonight, for the first time in history

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 20, 2020

For the first time ever, the Green Park Board of Aldermen will hold a virtual meeting tonight due to the coronavirus outbreak. The board canceled the city’s monthly meeting last month. But this month, the city will hold a virtual board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The meeting will only be available by livestream...

‘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...

Contentious emergency meeting ends with Page as county executive

After the emergency County Council meeting to select County Executive Sam Page, then the council chair, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby, D-University City, talked to reporters about problems she saw in the selection process. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Even as new St. Louis County Executive Sam Page pledged to unify county government after the swift downfall of former County Executive Steve Stenger this week, the contentious emergency meeting and process leading to Page’s succession mig...

Read the St. Louis County subpoena; wide-ranging request asks for four years of documents

County Executive Steve Stenger listens to public comments at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 3, 2019

County Executive Steve Stenger listens to public comments at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council voted Tuesday night to release a federal subpoena that was served on the county la...

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley subpoenaed in Sunshine Law case

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley subpoenaed in Sunshine Law case

February 21, 2019

By Brennan John Columbia Missourian Missouri's U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has been subpoenaed in a case involving possible violations of the state’s public records law when he served as Missouri attorney general. The subpoena came from Missouri’s 19th Circuit Court in Cole County. Hawley is ordere...

Legislator faces lawsuit for blocking member of public on Twitter

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 15, 2019

By Yue Yu Columbia Missourian A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought against state Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch for blocking someone on Twitter. The representative now faces a trial March 29 in Kansas City, according to a news release. Columbia lawyer Mike Campbell, who filed the lawsuit,...

Our Call: Sunshine Law should be enforced, not threatened

Our Call: Sunshine Law should be enforced, not threatened

February 15, 2019

Editorial This newspaper will never compromise on the Sunshine Law. We don’t think our state legislators should either. It’s that simple. The Sunshine Law is basic — public records belong to the public, whether government officials like that or not. Yet last week saw a rollback in the Missou...

Sunshine Law change is a ‘crisis to access’

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 13, 2019

By Ian Nickens, Gaelle Fournier and Kelsey Wu of the Columbia Missourian and Erin Achenbach of the Call Missouri House members approved changes in the state Sunshine Law last week that would make communications between public officials at all levels of government and their constituents largely immune...

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