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Drug czar coming to St. Louis to tout anti-meth ad campaign

The U.S. drug czar will share a St. Louis stage today with a recovering methamphetamine addict, as well as local and state officials, to announce an anti-meth advertising campaign. At the St. Louis City Hall Rotunda on Tuesday, Gil Kerlikowske (pictured), the director of National Drug Control Policy, will show three television ads that Drug Commissioner Phillip Britt says are designed to prevent youths from becoming meth users in the first place and to give meth users and their families hope that recovery is possible.

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An end to court commissioners?

A proposal moving forward in the Legislature would get rid of probate and drug court commissioners statewide starting next year and make those positions associate circuit judges. In the process, St. Louis City's circuit court would lose two drug court positions, and the court serving Kansas City would gain an associate judge. Those are just some of the judge swaps being considered under the bill. The overall legislation is aimed at rewriting the state's laws on child custody, but House Judiciary Chairman Bryan Stevenson tacked the judicial shuffling onto the bill as well.

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