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- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)36
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Kentucky seeks smoking changes
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's major cities want state legislators to repeal a law that required indoor smoking areas in public buildings.
"It's an unfunded mandate a lot of cities didn't know they had," Sylvia Lovely, executive director of the Kentucky League of Cities, said Wednesday. The league includes 350 municipalities.
The General Assembly in 1994 pre-empted local governments on public smoking. A law enacted that year had the effect of precluding bans on smoking in public buildings. Smoking could be restricted, but a ventilated space had to be created for smokers.