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By Dana Kazel on 9/28/2015 7:58 AM
 It's no easy task to develop and manage a $350 million budget that delivers a wide range of services to 200,000+ residents spread across 7,000 square miles. In fact, it's a year-round job. One key part of it is determining how much of that budget will come from property taxes. Board Chair Pete Stauber and County Administrator Kevin Gray share the good news that most residents will see their property taxes go down in 2016.
By Dana Kazel on 9/24/2015 3:40 PM
Chances are you've seen them.(Perhaps you've even driven over a rumble strip a time or two, before the jarring vibration gives you a jolting reminder to get back in the correct lane.) A new video explains their purpose and proven effectiveness.
By Dana Kazel on 8/31/2015 9:45 AM
The Bridge to Health survey will be mailed out this week. Why should you care? And why is it important to respond? Public Health Director Amy Westbrook explains some of the positive health changes that have come to our community as a result of past surveys.
By Dana Kazel on 8/3/2015 11:09 AM
Did you know that in most work zone crashes, it's not the worker who gets hurt. It's the motorist. One more reason motorists should put down their phones and pay attention when traveling through road construction areas.
By Dana Kazel on 7/16/2015 1:42 PM

An exciting day in St. Louis County! In the words of Public Works Director Jim Foldesi, "With the completion of Highland, we have finished what we set out to do. All flood-damaged road and bridge projects under the jurisdiction of St. Louis County are now complete."
By Dana Kazel on 7/8/2015 2:49 PM

Do you love kids, want to work from home and operate your own business? If so, then consider opening a licensed family daycare. Karen Mehelich of St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services answers the most frequently asked questions about the licensing process.
By Dana Kazel on 7/6/2015 11:50 AM
Just what is an Open Streets event? You may think it's a block party or street fair, but it's much more with broader, healthier goals.
By Dana Kazel on 7/2/2015 8:36 AM
By day, they're social workers, attorneys, office administrators and more. But away from work, they're runners, and together they helped St. Louis County finish third in this year's Grandma's Marathon Corporate Challenge.
By Dana Kazel on 6/9/2015 3:38 PM
What does it take to prepare for emergencies? From natural disasters such as the flood of 2012, to the threat of disease outbreaks like last fall's Ebola cases, emergencies come in many forms. To prepare for them means asking a lot of questions that begin with "What if..." and then figuring out how to answer them.  Jim Gangl, St. Louis County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, explains...
By Dana Kazel on 6/8/2015 11:25 AM
St. Louis County offers a public sale of tax forfeited properties three times a year. One of those sales is Thursday, June 11, and it's significant for several reason. Mark Weber, director of the Land & Minerals Department, explains why.
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