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Local schools, state politicians seek solutions in teen vaping epidemic

The Francis Howell School District joined with The Olathe Public Schools in Kansas and the Three Village Central School District in New York in filing a lawsuit in federal court against JUUL Labs, Inc., alleging that the e-cigarette company deliberately marketed products to underage consumers. The first suit by the district was filed as early as Sept. 27 by The Olathe Public Schools in Kansas. Francis Howell filed its suit on Sept. 30, the same day as the New York’s district.

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Governor signs bill regulating in-home day cares

On July 11, Gov. Mike Parson signed a child protection bill [HB 397] that included “Nathan’s Law.” Sponsored by Sen. Jill Schupp [D-Creve Coeur] and named after Nathan Blecha, “Nathan’s Law” seeks to protect and strengthen the safety of young children receiving care and education in unlicensed, in-home child care providers.

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Flood assistance increases as area rivers continue to recede

On July 9, the request made by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on May 24 to declare 20 Missouri counties as major natural disaster areas was approved. The declaration allows residents in the affected areas to register for FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] assistance, to secure temporary housing, replacement of lost or ruined articles, and repair of household goods that can be salvaged. The deadline for assistance is Sept. 9.

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