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Coronavirus strikes nearly 80 Missouri nursing homes

The coronavirus has infected residents in nearly 80 nursing homes and assisted care facilities in Missouri, according to new information released by the state. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Friday, for the first time, listed information ...

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DHSS ordered to pay penalties, fees for Sunshine Law violations

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A Cole County judge has ordered the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to pay $12,000 in penalties and attorneys’ fees after ruling it knowingly and purposefully violated the Sunshine Law by denying a nonprofit group’s records requests. The ...

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Judge rules against Missouri agency in open records case

A Missouri judge has ruled that a state agency purposely violated open records law when it tried to charge a genealogical research group nearly $1.5 million for birth and death records then completely rejected the group’s request. Cole County Circuit ...

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35,000 Missouri patients already approved for medical marijuana

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Medical marijuana sales in Missouri won’t likely begin until the second half of 2020, but the state health department has already approved more than 35,000 patients who want to use the drug, far exceeding projections. Lyndall Fraker, director of medical ...

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Medical marijuana licensing generates hundreds of appeals

More than 800 appeals have been filed by companies that were denied state permits to grow, sell or distribute medical marijuana in Missouri. As part of the process to launch Missouri’s new medical marijuana program, the state received 2,266 marijuana ...

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Judge rejects restraining order in medical marijuana lawsuit

A judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order against the state that was sought by a southwestern Missouri family who was denied a license to grow medical marijuana. Paul Callicoat and his family sued the the Missouri Department ...

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Judge rejects restraining order in medical marijuana lawsuit

A judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order against the state that was sought by a southwestern Missouri family who was denied a license to grow medical marijuana. Paul Callicoat and his family sued the the Missouri Department ...

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Missouri, Kansas see uptick in drug overdose deaths

Federal data indicates drug overdose deaths in Kansas and Missouri are on the rise even as national drug-related fatalities are in decline. Provisional data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows drug-related deaths in the ...

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