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UPDATE: List of court closures grows

Courthouses in Kansas City, Columbia and St. Charles are among those closed for Tuesday's expected storm.

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Court says graves can stay put

An appeals court says Kansas City officials didn't provide a compelling enough reason to move four 19th century cemeteries near Kansas City International Airport. The decision, issued less than three weeks after argument, was surprisingly quick. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Tuesday upheld a finding by a Platte County judge that the city of Kansas City didn't show good cause why the remains should be moved. The city had hoped to move the old graveyards so that the land could someday be developed.

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Abortion clinic restrictions get rehearing

Whatever the fate of a 2007 state statute regulating abortion clinics, the outcome will not be due to a lack of judges. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri went back before the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Thursday. The organization argues the law, which regulates ambulatory surgery centers that provide abortions, shouldn't apply to clinics that only dispense such drugs as the RU-486 pill.

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