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By Dana Kazel on 4/10/2015 2:30 PM
What can we do to improve our health outcomes?  What can we do as a community to become healthier? This is National Public Health Week. As part of National Public Health Week, Public Health Division Director Amy Westbrook describes the work her team is doing to address those questions.
By Dana Kazel on 3/20/2015 12:55 PM
Valuation notices will be coming soon. The St. Louis County Assessor offers helpful tips to help you understand it, as well as resources if you're struggling with property taxes. 
By Dana Kazel on 3/16/2015 2:20 PM
 A longtime St. Louis County Attorney passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. Those who worked closely with Al Mitchell are remembering him for his hard work and commitment to public service.
By Dana Kazel on 3/6/2015 1:08 PM

It's not every day you see curlers dressed as '80s rockers. So why were some St. Louis County employees doing just that? For fun and a good cause.
By Dana Kazel on 2/18/2015 9:28 AM
Chronic knee pain, hearing loss and Tinnitus, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): what do they have in common? They all are disabilities that can be linked to military service. Sherry Rodriguez, director of Veterans Service for St. Louis County, explains why it's important for all veterans to check in with her office, even if they've been denied benefits in the past.
By Dana Kazel on 1/20/2015 10:32 AM
It's one of the most common New Year's resolutions made each year. Unfortunately, quitting smoking is also one of the most frequently broken resolutions each year.
Public Health and Human Services Director Ann Busche offers tips to increase a smoker's odds for success at quitting, along with reminders of why it's so important to break this deadly habit.
By Dana Kazel on 1/6/2015 2:10 PM

The County Board's first meeting of the year - officially known as the Annual Meeting - sets the stage for the new year as commissioners are assigned specific committee roles and meeting dates are set. While there are definite procedures that must be followed, commissioners also found time for some fun.
By Dana Kazel on 1/5/2015 1:53 PM
A new year has begun, with fresh ideas and optimism. What can citizens of St. Louis County expect from their county government in 2015? County Administrator Kevin Gray gives a preview.
By Dana Kazel on 12/31/2014 8:37 AM
Opioid use and abuse - from prescription pain killers to illegal heroin - is a growing problem in our region. And treatment options for those who've become addicted are extremely controversial. Public Health and Human Services Director Ann Busche writes about the situation and what's being done to address it.
By Dana Kazel on 12/15/2014 9:31 PM
The Joint Public Works Facility in Ely had an unexpected vandal this weekend. The female suspect broke a window in a garage door and is believed to have spent much of the weekend inside the building before workers discovered her this morning. 
Did we mention the intruder was a deer?
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Celebrating the work of Public Health
Remembering a dedicated public servant
Curling for a cause
2015: Make this the year to quit smoking
The lighter side of County Board meetings
What can we expect in 2015?
Opioid use, addiction and treatment
Oh, deer!