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Southeast Missouri seeing big uptick in COVID-19 cases

Missouri's surge in COVID-19 cases appears to be moving to the Bootheel region of the state, with hospitals in southeast Missouri filling with patients, many of them critically ill.

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ICON Awards 2021: Publisher’s letter, honorees

ICON Awards

This annual Missouri Lawyers Media celebration honors career achievement by recognizing lawyers for their exceptional and lengthy contributions to the profession and community — those who personify the ideals of what it means to be an attorney.

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Appeals court acquits man in gun-possession case

Eastern District

The Court of Appeals Eastern District acquitted a Washington County man convicted of illegally possessing firearms, ruling that prosecutors failed to prove he controlled the weapons.

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Springfield school employees sue over racial equity training

Two Springfield school employees are suing the district over its mandatory racial equity training, which they contend violates their rights and is an “unconstitutional condition of employment.”

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Missouri governor won’t call session for redistricting

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday said he won’t call lawmakers back to work this year to redraw the state’s congressional districts, setting up a compressed timeline for candidates running for the U.S. House in 2022.

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Appeals court increases award for lot’s lost lights

Eastern District

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Aug. 3 more than quintupled an award against a Mexico, Missouri car dealership alleged to have wrongfully removed light fixtures from the lot that it leased.

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