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Friday’s ‘Pray on Troost’ event seeks racial unity and restoration

Troost Avenue traditionally has been the stark dividing line between black and white communities in Kansas City. Local leaders hope it can become a bridge that builds unity through the power of ...

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City Union Mission partners with Swope Health to test homeless for Covid-19

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All 94 individuals living in City Union Mission‘s long-term homeless facility have tested negative for Covid-19. That’s good news for them, and the homeless community which is considered the greatest at-risk health ...

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Men’s ministry TGIW uses technology to turn crisis into opportunity

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Thousands of men throughout Kansas City and beyond have gathered each week to learn, pray and hold each other accountable since TGIW (Teaching God’s Infinite Wisdom) began in 2001. The ministry that ...

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CVS Health offers drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at 12 area locations

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CVS Health on Friday will open 22 new drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites across Missouri, including 12 in the Kansas City area. These new sites will use self-swab tests and deliver on the ...

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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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Kansas City becoming hub for groups serving veterans

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Kansas City, which is home to Veterans of Foreign Wars, is welcoming several new veterans organizations to the city. The Rosie Network, National Veterans Transition Services and Veteran Business Project have selected Kansas ...

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Church’s Prom Boutique helps girls with free dresses

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With prom season fast approaching, Woods Chapel United Methodist Church again has opened its popular Prom Boutique. This is the 16h year that the church has provided free dresses and accessories to ...

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Meteorologist Mike Thompson running for Kansas Senate

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The long-term forecast for 2020 includes a state senate race for a popular local meteorologist. Mike Thompson, who recently retired after a long career on KCTV-5 and WDAF-Fox 4, is running for ...

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Kansas City one of seven cities to receive increased resources against violent crime

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Kansas City is among seven cities with high rates of violent crime that will receive increased federal law enforcement resources. U.S. Attorney General William Barr made the announcement at a news conference ...

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KC suburbs to get road improvement funding through state cost-share plan

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Two Kansas City suburbs are scheduled to get millions in state funding for special road improvement projects. They are just two of twenty local road and bridge projects approved by a state committee ...

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Several local communities rank high in survey of family-friendly Missouri cities

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Missouri boasts a number of great places to raise a family, but its two largest cities are not among them. Kansas City ranked 71st in a recent WalletHub survey, while St. Louis ...

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FCA leaders say commitment to Bible remains its focus as ministry celebrates 65th anniversary

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), which is based in Kansas City, is celebrating its 65th anniversary this month. Shane Williamson, the ministry’s president and CEO, reflected on the milestone. “One of the ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley introduces legislation to move federal jobs to depressed areas

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The USDA recently caused a stir among career employees when it decided to move some of its operation from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City, Mo. Sen. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, wants ...

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Pregnant teacher loses lawsuit against local Catholic diocese

A jury on Sept. 18 ruled in favor of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in the case of a schoolteacher who said she had been fired for being single and pregnant, ...

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Couple files lawsuit over adopted son’s murder

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He was adopted as the light of their world and after his tragic shooting death his parents have filed a lawsuit against everyone involved with the gun that killed him. At 29- ...

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Violent crime in Kansas City targeted by attorney general

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Kansas City has joined the attorney general’s efforts intended to fight and prosecute violent crime. Among the most violent cities in the nation, Kansas City is joined by St. Louis and, surprisingly, ...

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City Union Mission campaign goal exceeded

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Kansas City stepped up for the homeless and at-risk families recently by their generosity and exceeded the campaign goal says the City Union Mission Executive Director Dan Doty. Doty announced today that ...

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Will weekend bring another snowstorm?

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After a snowstorm that local meteorologists seemingly missed, residents are asking “What’s the real deal with two systems sweeping by the region this week?” The Friday and Saturday storm that left a ...

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Kansas City, prohibition and the FBI Part II: The Union Station Massacre in Context

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Where Prohibition was intended to tamp down the violence of alcohol, in Kansas City it escalated the it. At the Democratic Convention, Kansas City had made it known that alcohol and gambling ...

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Christmas comes early for urban families today

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Today 260 driver volunteers are delivering thousands of wrapped Christmas gifts to more than 540 Kansas City area families. The families previously selected the gifts at City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, part ...

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Dockum Drugstore sit-in civil rights exhibit comes to area

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An exhibit featuring the story of the 1958 Dockum Drugstore sit-in in Wichita, Kansas, will be on display at the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Main Library through December 14. The Dockum ...

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Possible major Sunday winter storm being studied

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Kansas City could be in the bullseye for a major winter storm on Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the entire region on Sunday from 6 a.m. ...

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Salvation Army invites public to help on Thanksgiving

The Salvation Army of Kansas City will continue a longtime area holiday tradition with the return this month of its annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Volunteer opportunities for the Thanksgiving Day Dinner ...

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YMCA returns to downtown Kansas City

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The “Y” is returning to downtown Kansas City, Missouri after 37 years. The announcement was made Tuesday by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. A construction kickoff event will be held Friday ...

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Escaping cold, homeless fill shelters overnight

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Frigid temps are pushing more homeless to seek shelter. Area facilities were packed Monday night as temps dipped to 7 degrees in many areas. More than year ago, Kim Clays’ her husband ...

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