Kathleen Burkett http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis County Council Sets Aug. 5 Election For Burkett's Seat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-sets-aug-5-election-burketts-seat <p>Voters will go to the polls in August to fill a vacant seat on the St. Louis County Council.&nbsp;</p><p>The county council gave final approval Tuesday night to setting an&nbsp;Aug. 5 election date to fill the 2<sup>nd</sup>&nbsp;District seat. That slot on the seven-person council became&nbsp; vacant after the death of Councilwoman Kathleen Kelly Burkett.</p><p>“That’s 150,000 people without representation,” said St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley. “And that needs to be addressed.”</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 02:24:47 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35710 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council Sets Aug. 5 Election For Burkett's Seat St. Louis County Council To Set Aug. 5 Election To Fill Burkett's Post http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-set-aug-5-election-fill-burketts-post <p>The St. Louis County Council is on track to set Aug. 5 as the special-election date for voters in the council’s 2<sup>nd</sup> District to choose a successor to Democrat Kathleen Kelly Burkett, who died earlier this month.</p><p>At the behest of County Executive Charlie Dooley, Council Chairwoman Hazel Erby introduced an ordinance Tuesday to authorize the special election on Aug. 5, which also is the date for Missouri’s primaries.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:13:59 +0000 Jo Mannies 35327 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council To Set Aug. 5 Election To Fill Burkett's Post St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett Dies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-councilwoman-kathleen-burkett-dies <p>St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Kelly Burkett has died at the age of 68.&nbsp;</p><p>Burkett, D-Overland, was diagnosed with cancer last year while serving as chairwoman of the St. Louis County Council. She continued to serve as a councilwoman while undergoing chemotherapy, but she had been absent from meetings the past few weeks.</p><p>In a statement Sunday, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley praised Burkett as someone who “took care of her constituents like they were her own family.”</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:17:55 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35072 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett Dies Schweich releases letter to Mo. Gov. Nixon on Maplewood fee office http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schweich-releases-letter-mo-gov-nixon-maplewood-fee-office <P><A href="http://auditor.mo.gov/">Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich</A> (R) has released a letter he sent this week to <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </A>(D)&nbsp;expressing concerns over his administration’s handling of a contract for a St. Louis County license fee office.</P> <P>Earlier this year, the state <A href="http://dor.mo.gov/">Department of Revenue </A>awarded the contract for the Maplewood License Office to a company run by St. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 20:39:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4401 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Schweich releases letter to Mo. Gov. Nixon on Maplewood fee office Morning headlines - Friday, June 1, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-june-1-2012 <p><strong>Police to step up weekend presence on Washington Ave.</strong></p><p>St. Louis police will be out in force on Washington Ave. this weekend in an effort to address the concerns of businesses and residents of the popular entertainment district.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:11:01 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3829 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Friday, June 1, 2012