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2017: the challenges and opportunities to come

Author: Dana Kazel on Dec 30 2016

What can you expect from the County in 2017? County Administrator Kevin Gray writes about the challenges of helping children and families affected by drug addiction and mental health issues, as well as other key services coming in the new year. 

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Not your typical sleigh. Not your typical elves.

Author: Dana Kazel on Dec 27 2016

Santa in a squadWhen Santa ends up in the back of a squad car, you have to figure there's an interesting story involved.

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The 2017 budget: more than numbers, it’s about people

Author: Dana Kazel on Dec 19 2016

St. Louis County’s annual budget reflects a lot of work with numbers. But it also reflects a lot of work with people. In 2017 that will be more true than ever.

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Serving Veterans by ensuring they receive their earned benefits

Author: Dana Kazel on Nov 21 2016

The advice I give all veterans is to give us a call. You may not realize you’re eligible for certain benefits. You may have even been denied in the past, but laws and benefits change, so you may be eligible now.

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Honoring Gary Eckenberg

The "cartoonist with a pretty good filing system"

Author: Dana Kazel on Oct 27 2016

Gary EckenbergGary Eckenberg is retiring this week after nearly 40 years of service. At his final County Board meeting this week, there were a few surprises for him as commissioners and others honored him for his work.

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