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Case challenges KC’s ‘smoking police’

A pending appeal could yell “Freeze!” to Kansas City’s “smoking police.” In a case to be heard next month, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District will consider if Kansas City’s Health Department has the authority to ticket people it ...

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KC’s smoking ban survives appeals court test

Kansas City’s ban on smoking in public places doesn’t violate state statute, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District ruled Tuesday. The smoking ordinance, enacted last year, bans smoking in most public places, including bars, restaurants, theaters, bowling alleys and ...

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Western District considers KC’s smoking ordinance

A cigarette butt sits outside the front doors of the Court of Appeals building as Lowell Gard and Megan Pfannenstiel, both of the Kansas City Prosecutor's Office, exit on Thursday. Kansas City's ban on smoking in public places violates state statute, an attorney fighting the ordinance told the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Thursday. The smoking ordinance, enacted last year, bans smoking in most public places, including bars, restaurants, theaters, bowling alleys and other establishments in Kansas City.

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Smoking ban fight suffers setback

Kansas City’s smoking ban has again withstood challenges that seek to strike it down. Two judges on Monday denied motions filed by a pair of bartenders fighting citations they received from the city’s health department. Jonathan Sternberg, attorney for the ...

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