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Sheriffs back immigration efforts

Missouri sheriffs are giving their support to law officers working to enforce state and federal immigration laws along the Mexican border.

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Strip club group challenges law

Proponents of late-night lap dances and nude dancing have asked a judge to strip new restrictions on the adult entertainment industry from state law before they go into effect Aug. 28.

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Fewer lawyers likely in Legislature next year

A sitting judge got knocked out of office. A former lawyer for Gov. Matt Blunt failed in his bid to join the bench, but a fired Blunt attorney gets to pursue a longshot bid for Congress.

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No local surprises

St. Charles County voters had no surprises during Tuesday's primary election as those incumbents who faced opposition easily fended off challengers. Many of the candidates ran uncontested.

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Rory Ellinger is 69 going on 39

Attorney Rory Ellinger in his O’Fallon office Thursday afternoon. He will be going to the Missouri State House of Representatives to represent the 72nd district.

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Schweitzer wins contentious clerk race

The morning after winning the Democratic primary for St. Louis circuit clerk, attorney Jane Schweitzer was at home cooking breakfast, fielding telephone calls and getting ready for lunch with the mayor.

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Primary elections lead to upsets

Seventh district Democratic candidate Scott Eckersley takes a phone call while watching election results at his campaign headquarters in Springfield on Tuesday. Eckersley defeated attorney Tim Davis in the primary, taking 63 percent of the vote.

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