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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 26, 2012 - St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley says that his decision to appoint a new member to the Metropolitan Sewer District Board of Trustees had nothing to do with a simmering debate within the agency about minority hiring.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 18, 2012 - A St. Louis County Councilwoman sharply criticized advocates of an ordinance stipulating that abused women couldn't be turned away from shelters because of residency, saying that people pushing the change were engaging in "bullying, intimidation and shame."

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 4, 2012 - The St. Louis County Council voted without opposition to elect Councilman Mike O'Mara, D-Florissant, as its chairman, replacing Councilman Steve Stenger, D-Affton.

Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett, D-Overland, becomes vice chairman.

Morning headlines: Monday, December 12, 2011

Dec 12, 2011
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Dooley admits "missteps"

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley admits that he made missteps over the last few months as Missouri's largest county tried to deal with an unprecedented budget shortfall. Dooley told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he made what he called clumsy mistakes, saying the recession is "new territory" for the county.