Politics

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger
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Michael Calhoun
February 01, 2018 - 9:05 am
Is St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger threatening the projects and even position of any elected council members who don't vote with him on issues? That's the allegation from council chairman Sam Page in a letter he sent to Stenger.
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Protesters chained themselves to barrels at the entrance to the radioactive West Lake Landfill
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February 01, 2018 - 7:48 am
The EPA took a look at the scenario and is advocating what it calls "excavation plus," which means getting rid of about 70 percent of the radioactive waste at the site and installing an engineered cover system.
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public safety vehicle
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Michael Calhoun
January 31, 2018 - 10:53 am
Some of those on the front lines of public safety are wondering why they aren't getting answers about what they believe are unequal raises.
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Jan. 30, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address from the House chamber of the United States Capitol. Mandatory Credit: Jasper Colt-USA TODAY
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January 31, 2018 - 10:43 am
Local supporters and politicians praise the President's State of the Union speech.
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woman smoking a cigarette
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Carol Daniel
January 31, 2018 - 10:37 am
Illinois State Senator Julie Morrison and State Rep. Camille Lilly want to raise the legal age for smoking or chewing tobacco from 18 to 21.
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outdoor sprinkler system waters a flowerbed
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Kevin Killeen
January 31, 2018 - 10:31 am
A spokesman for the water company says the rate hike could be lower than 48 percent, depending on how much money the company gets from the Trump tax cut.
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A horse drawn carriage with passengers drives past a river
Brookdale Farms
Kevin Killeen
January 31, 2018 - 7:51 am
Horse carriage companies are hoping for a compromise
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St. Louis City Hall
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January 30, 2018 - 5:44 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis Board of Aldermen this month said it wanted a comprehensive audit of the city -- and the state's auditor is happy to oblige. This will be the first audit of the city, of any kind, in 10 years. Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed says it's important for taxpayers...
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Illinois Congressman John Shimkus speaks into a microphone during an interview
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Alex Degman
January 30, 2018 - 10:07 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Illinois Congressman John Shimkus is looking forward to President Trump's second State of the Union Address. Shimkus says the president will talk about five issues. One of them will be national security, which Shimkus says is most important to him. "Because a bunch of...
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Children run through outdoor sprinkler
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Kevin Killeen
January 30, 2018 - 10:01 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A packed public hearing in Maryland Heights on Missouri American Water Company's request for rate hike up to 48 percent. Missouri American Water customers can weigh in today at noon at Arnold City Hall, and at 5:30 this afternoon in the JC Penney Bldg at UMSL. President Cheryl...
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