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WJA 2021: Jennifer R. Growcock

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Long before the pandemic elevated “work from home” into the everyday vernacular, Jennifer Growcock faced a career crossroads.

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WJA 2021: Julia Crader Dolan

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As a court-appointed guardian and conservator for those unable to make their own legal decisions, Julie Dolan’s job often hinges on matters of life and death.

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WJA 2021: Caroline M. Coulter

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Twenty years ago, the September 11 terror attacks shook this country in waves that continue to reverberate.

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WJA 2021: Betsy AuBuchon

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Betsy AuBuchon calls a trip to Jefferson City as part of the annual Sophomore Pilgrimage for talented students “one of the most memorable days of my life.”

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WJA 2021: Karen Aroesty

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After 20 years on the frontlines of fighting hate speech in Missouri, eastern Kansas and southern Illinois —a tenure that encompassed Sept. 11, a fatal shooting at the Overland Park Jewish Community Center, the Ferguson protests, the rise of QAnon and much more —Karen Aroesty is ready to build upon that work, with a focus on positivity

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Illinois man recovers from excess insurer in car crash

A 34-year-old Illinois man injured in a May 2020 two-car collision in Madison County managed to recover nearly twice the amount of the other driver’s policy limits thanks to an excess coverage rider.

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Settlement resolves woman’s hip injury and union claim

A 42-year-old woman who broke her hip in a two-car crash earlier this year, that several witnesses attributed to her boyfriend’s behavior behind the wheel, recovered a total of $125,000, according to her attorney.

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Injured worker settles after spat with motorist 

A 46-year-old construction worker who suffered a knee injury while blocking traffic at a Clayton construction site reached a $50,000 settlement in a suit against a prominent local businessman.

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Shook aids in nursing home settlement with Kansas

Residents of Kansas’ state-operated nursing homes for the mentally ill will have a better chance at deinstitutionalization under a legal agreement between the state and several disability rights advocates, with a pro bono assist from Kansas City-based Shook Hardy & Bacon.

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Family settles for $630K after inmate dies in custody

The family of a southwest Missouri jail inmate who died of a drug overdose while in custody settled a wrongful death lawsuit against two local governments and a county ambulance district for a total of $630,000.

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