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Anti-abortion protesters wait outside the Supreme Court for a decision, Monday, June 29, 2020 in Washington on the Louisiana case, Russo v. June Medical Services LLC.

We hope you had a good weekend, and that your Monday wasn't TOO much of a Monday.

Today in the newsroom, several state and national stories intermingled in common issues. As the Supreme Court announced it struck down a restrictive abortion law in Louisiana, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced that the state would not appeal a ruling that allows a St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion clinic to remain open. The governor's announcement effectively ends an almost yearlong debate.

And hours after Joplin city officials in a briefing discussed who should be wearing masks in this phase of the city's recovery plan, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that she would sign an executive order requiring statewide mask-wearking, effective Friday.

You'll find more about those and other stories in tomorrow's Globe, including these:

  • The city announced the promotion of health department director Dan Pekarek to assistant city manager.
  • A 23-year-old man has been taken into custody for the shooting death of a 40-year-old woman.
  • A downtown brewery is finally ready to open later this week.

Have a wonderful rest of the evening, and we'll see you tomorrow. 

Follow Digital Editor Joe Hadsall on Twitter at @JoeHadsall.

Joe Hadsall is the digital editor for The Joplin Globe. He has been the editor of the former Nixa News-Enterprise and has worked for the Christian County Headliner News and 417 Magazine.

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