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Planned Parenthood won’t sue over abortion law

Planned Parenthood leaders decried the legislation but said they won't sue over new requirements on abortion clinics that Gov. Jay Nixon allowed to become law last week.

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Attorney continues legal battle in judge’s race

Just weeks before voters go to the polls, a lawyer hoping to win election as associate circuit judge for St. Charles County doesn't know if he'll officially be on the ballot.

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The Partisan Court Plan

Campaign signs for two candidates for circuit judge in the 20th Circuit, Republicans Ike Lamke and Cynthia Eckelkamp, compete for space with an ad for a produce stand along with signs supporting some seeking more traditional political offices. If court plan critics get their way, elections could become the method statewide, depending on the outcome of a court challenge, signature count and election.

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McCaskill unveils veterans court

Sen. Claire McCaskill, who helped create the first drug court in Missouri, was in town Friday for the official unveiling of the St. Louis veterans treatment court.

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Lawyer: Insurance measure puts voters in bind

An attorney argued Tuesday that a measure defying the new federal health insurance law should be stricken from Missouri's ballot because it poses an unconstitutional conundrum for voters.

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Implementing Missouri energy law proves difficult

Missouri voters in 2008 faced a relatively simple choice of deciding whether to require that more electricity be produced through renewable energy. But giving the people what they wanted has been a lot more complicated.

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Kinder uses Hancock to challenge health care law

Touching on topics from abortion rights to wheat farmers, and old judges to new cars, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder filed a long-promised and creative lawsuit challenging the federal health care law.

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Kinder spills beans on donors

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has now released a list of donors who are helping cover the legal costs of challenging the federal health care law. The Missouri Democratic Party had for months criticized Kinder for not disclosing who was funding ...

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Feds sue to block Arizona illegal immigrant law

The U.S. Justice Department today filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona’s new law targeting illegal immigrants, setting the stage for a clash between the federal government and the state over the nation’s toughest immigration crackdown. The lawsuit filed ...

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Missouri starts new insurance pool

Missouri is starting an insurance pool to cover uninsured people with pre-existing medical conditions. The new state pool is part of the federal health care overhaul. State officials say the Missouri Health Insurance Pool will cover residents with pre-existing conditions ...

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