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Ballwin considers joining tax lawsuit

Ballwin is one of a number of communities considering what steps, if any, to take in the wake of the city of Chesterfield filing a lawsuit that seeks to have the current method of distributing sales tax revenue in St. Louis County declared unconstitutional.

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What’s the hype?

“Confusing….frustrating….extreme.” Those are some of the words parents have used to describe the controversial practice of standards-based grading.

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Provider asks for financial help in speeding up Internet installation

High-speed Internet provider Wisper ISP wants to install new non-line-of-sight transmission equipment in areas that are not interfered with by heavy foliage or hilly terrain to provide service for Wildwood residents in the rural western part of the city. And, during a work session on Jan. 12, the Wildwood City Council voted 7 to 6 in support of that action.

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Team USA’s Jincy Dunne grabs gold with exceptional overtime goal

Scoring the game-winning goal in overtime to help Team USA win the world hockey championship provided a perk that thrilled Jincy Dunne and her fellow students at The Fulton School at St. Albans. Dunne, 17, played a big role in helping the United States score a 3-2 victory against Canada in the gold-medal game of the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship in Buffalo, New York. Her power-play shot lifted the United States to the win after also scoring her team’s first goal. Named the U.S. Player of the Game in the gold medal game, Dunne, who was team captain, also ...

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Business

PEOPLE Mark S. Potratz has been named director of public safety and emergency management at St. Louis Community College. Potratz is responsible for the overall safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors at all STLCC campuses and centers. He holds master’s degrees in administration management and criminal justice administration, as well as a bachelor’s degree in human resource management, all from Lindenwood University. • • • Pulaski Bank has added Jimmie Howlett and Jerry Smith as vice presidents in the bank’s Community Lending division. Howlett and Smith will be responsible for developing and growing Pulaski’s small business banking ...

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Creating social change

A student-led group at Eureka High painted plywood murals of St. Louis and St. Louisans as a way to share feelings about the situation in Ferguson and engage in conversation about social change. Earlier in the year, more than 100 students came together to engage in a discussion about social change and society. The murals are part of a larger movement called #OneEureka and will be displayed at the school for all to see.

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