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Missouri tourism industry hopes to rebound after pandemic

Virus Outbreak Missouri Tourism

Kimmswick Mayor Phil Stang looks out at his empty Missouri town, a tiny, scenic Mississippi River community normally bustling with visitors, and sees the economic ravages of the coronavirus. The artist shops and restaurants are closed, and there’s little chance ...

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NTSB: Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals

Branson duck boat

Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year’s Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The National Transportation Safety ...

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‘Weaponized’: Chief Justice Draper excoriates influence of bias on Nonpartisan Court Plan

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice George W. Draper III, speaking to The Missouri Bar at their annual meeting on Sept. 19, 2019, in Branson, criticized the "weaponization" of performance evaluations against minority judges. Photo by Jessica Shumaker

In his first speech before members of The Missouri Bar, Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice George W. Draper III excoriated what he called the “unprecedented weaponization” of judicial performance evaluations against minority judges. The issue is especially personal for Draper, ...

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