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Election Preview: West County

UPDATE: Walter S. Young (R), candidate for St. Louis County Council (District7) has been added to this list of candidates. In anticipation of the Aug. 5 election, West County candidates were invited to answer the following questions: Why are you running and what are your priorities if elected? What are your qualifications for holding public office?

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Ellisville Dog Park honors those who helped in its founding

By MARY ADCOCK A new addition has been made to Ellisville’s Dog Park, located in Bluebird Park – a brass sign, mounted on a rock with the quote “Where neighbors meet and dogs play.” The sign lists the names of Ellisville’s dog park committee and the City Council, both of which assisted in establishing the dog park. Other amenities include water fountains, bags and benches for dog owners to meet, and shade and sunny spots for all guests. In the summer, the park is open from dawn to 10 p.m. From November to March, members are welcome from dawn to ...

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Governor’s veto could impact student transfer program

Governor Jay Nixon and the General Assembly appear to be on a collision course again regarding vetoes of critical bills and state budget cuts. On Tuesday, June 24, Nixon vetoed  bills totalling $144.6 million in general revenue spending from the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and restricted $641.6 million in general revenue expenditures – for a total of $786.2 million. His most recent veto, of Senate Bill 493, has many state lawmakers disappointed and disturbed since the bill addresses the current education crisis in Missouri, including school accreditation and the challenges confronting districts in the school transfer process,which offers solutions for ...

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