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Following the Missouri Attorney General Office’s announcement earlier this month of an initiative to combat human trafficking by targeting illicit massage businesses, a representative for the AG told the Courier-Tribune there are about 35 of these businesses in the Kansas City area. These businesses span an area from Liberty to Peculiar.

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CLAY COUNTY — The county is continuing its legal battle against the state auditor, this time by seeking an extension on the deadline to turn over records court-ordered to be released to the auditor’s office by Clay County Circuit Court. In a release from the offices of Clay County government, county officials say the court’s allotted 10-day window to turn over documents wasn’t sufficient to allow the county commission opportunity to appeal the latest ruling in favor of the state auditor’s office.

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CLAY COUNTY — This election cycle, voters in the county will again get to decide if they want to fundamentally overhaul the structure of Clay County government by opting to approve or vote down a constitution. Multiple previous attempts at passing a constitutional or charter form of government failed at the ballot box, with the most recent in 2013.