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Appeals court OKs pot measure, leaves health officials in lurch

In politically salient back-to-back rulings, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Sept. 12 and 13 cleared the way for a recreational marijuana measure to appear on the November ballot and left in place a circuit court ruling that limits the ability of local health authorities to respond to the pandemic.

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“I don’t know how he justifies it”: Kansas City emergency center can’t level up, says AG, court

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While the Missouri attorney general’s opposing counsel considers next steps, a regulation barring Level III trauma centers from existing within 15 miles of another Level I or II trauma center has won out in the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District.

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Major Opinions: Appellate courts see ‘dip’ in caseloads from pandemic

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Missouri’s appellate courts are mostly back to their pre-pandemic operations, but the state’s long drought of trials has left them with fewer cases to be argued and decided.

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