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Kansas Stay Home Order extended; Topeka attorney answers questions

Stay Home Order

By Joe Patton:  (UPDATE: The governor has now extended the Kansas Stay Home Order to May 3)   If you listen to the news, it’s Armageddon. At Patton and Patton, Personal Injury Lawyers, ...

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Pastors advised to protect their mental health during pandemic

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Pastors are struggling as they cope with stressed-out congregations during the pandemic. Their denominational leaders caution them to also look out for their own wellbeing. The National Association of Evangelicals shared advice ...

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Local distillery partners with Heart to Heart to provide sanitizer

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It may not rival Jesus turning water into wine, but McCormick Distilling Co. in Weston is now turning alcohol into hand sanitizer. The company, which calls itself the oldest business in the Kansas ...

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Increase in pandemic-induced substance abuse expected

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Churches and ministries that work with those struggling with substance abuse may become more critical than ever during the ongoing pandemic. Mark Stringer, director of the Missouri Department of Mental Health, expects ...

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‘You end up destroying yourself’ says man who transitioned

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A man who transitioned and underwent surgery in an attempt to ‘change sex’ has shared his story to warn others. He says the experience left him “psychologically scarred” and “physically mutilated.” Marcus ...

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She bragged she wasn’t social distancing, now she has coronavirus

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A 21-year-old Tennessee woman who bragged on social media about not taking the coronavirus outbreak seriously now says she can’t breath after contracting the virus. Ireland Tate joked about not following instructions ...

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Hobby Lobby responds to criticism for staying open during coronavirus crisis

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The Christian-owned retailer Hobby Lobby is trusting God and taking necessary precautions during the coronavirus pandemic, CEO David Green wrote to the company’s employees. “While we do not know for certain what ...

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What every family needs to know about Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease

Debbie, 63, and Doug Chambers, 72, had always been a social couple, enjoying travel, dinners with friends and going to the movies. But their active lifestyle began to change in 2016 when ...

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While elective surgeries banned, some states still prioritize abortion

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A growing number of states have banned elective surgeries in order to focus all resources on fighting the coronavirus. Some abortion providers and states, however, have determined abortion to be an essential ...

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Chart of current coronavirus cases and deaths in U.S.

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Here’s the current number of coronavirus cases and deaths across the United States. As of March 28. USA State Total Cases New Cases Total Deaths New Deaths Active Cases Source New York ...

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Ultimate sacrifice: Priest dies after giving respirator to younger patient

priest respirator

Sacrificial love was on display this week after an Italian priest infected with COVID-19 died after giving his respirator to a stranger. Newsweek reports that Father Don Giusseppe Berardelli, who was hospitalized in ...

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Party over: Spring break students now testing positive

spring break students

CBS News is reporting that those partying college students seen on Florida beaches during spring break last week are now testing positive for their stupidity.  As of Monday night, five students from ...

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Crime scene cleaning company shares tips for best sanitation practices

Cleaning and sanitation are top of mind for homeowners, churches and businesses during the pandemic. One company is offering advice about how to clean most effectively. “We’ve been busy answering the concerns ...

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5 ways to improve your heart health

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  If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable. Heart health is even more important in these times of ...

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In urgent message, Surgeon General asks young people to donate blood

Millennials and Generation Z are being asked to step up and save the nation’s blood supply. In a plea to young people, the Surgeon General on Thursday asked more people to donate ...

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Our readers share their current books to help us through the coronavirus

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I was preparing the community calendar of events this week and saw many events are being postponed because of the coronavirus crisis. Looking at the cancelled library events made me think of ...

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‘Terrified’ emergency room nurse pleads with public to get serious over coronavirus

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A Kansas City nurse’s Facebook post has gone viral around the world for her scolding of those not taking the coronavirus situation seriously. The nurse, who works in an emergency room, does ...

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Kansas City mayor bans gatherings of 10 or more

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is banning gatherings or events of 10 or more people. The move came, according to the mayor’s office, in consultation with a variety of health officials rolled ...

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New guidelines issued, groups no larger than 10 people

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President Trump today, flanked by officials with the Centers for Disease Control, issued new guidelines for combating the spread of coronavirus. One of those included limiting groups to under 10 people. In ...

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Diagnosed cases of Wuhan Virus likely to skyrocket, due to increase in testing

Wuhan Virus coronavirus

Right now the numbers are still relatively low for those who have been diagnosed with the Wuhan virus. But get ready for it now, because when many more tests are readily available ...

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Israeli scientists: We have developed a coronavirus vaccine

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The coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the globe. There have been more than 81,000 cases and nearly 3,000 deaths. With six continents infected, experts are predicting that it’s a matter of ...

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Communist China controls 80% of American drugs

china drugs

China this week implied it could hold the United States hostage over its control of drugs that millions of Americans depend on. The startling threat was met with anger by both Republicans ...

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List of Kansas City area closings and cancellations over coronavirus

kansas city closings

As President Donald Trump  announced a national state of emergency today, Kansas City area institutions continued to respond to the coronavirus with closings and delays. Metro Voice is not listing churches. Check ...

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Fox News analyst Brit Hume has no doubt that Joe Biden is becoming “senile”

biden senile

As Joe Biden closes in on the Democrat presidential nominations, speculation about his mental state continues to swirl. Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said during a television segment that there ...

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List of steps being taken to combat coronavirus

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Even before President Trump had completed perhaps the most important address of his presidency, national media outlets focused more on style than substance. That left many Americans asking “What just happened?” as ...

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