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After historic increase, travel costs leveling off

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The increase in travel costs is leveling off as 2023 moves into fall. The good news can’t come at a better time for travelers. Industry data shows airfares rose a shocking 72% ...

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Public invited to attend I-70 improvement meetings this week

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Drivers who traveled through Missouri on Interstate 70 over Labor Day weekend may have been frustrated with the heavy traffic and large number of trucks roaring past them. Help is on the ...

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Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium opens new 650,000-gallon aquarium

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The much anticipated Sobela Ocean Aquarium at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium opened to the public on Friday morning. The 650,000-gallon aquarium features six zones with 34 habitats that tell the ...

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40 Highway: The Historic Road That Connected Missouri, Kansas and Beyond

U.S. Highway 40 stretches from Atlantic City, New Jersey all the way to Park City, Utah. But one of its most iconic stretches lies in the Midwest, crossing Missouri and Kansas. This ...

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Lest We Forget: A Christian Response To Dementia

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Liturgies Against Dementia: Inside Margaret Sayers’ ‘Lest We Forget: A Christian Response To Dementia’. Philosopher James K.A. Smith defines liturgy as a physical or embodied practice that infuses noncognitive dispositions and skills ...

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Teens fall for online scams more than their grandparents

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The joke may be on teens who think they know more about tech than their folks. A new study finds supposedly tech-savvy teens are falling for online scams at a higher rate ...

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Here’s what to do over Labor Day Weekend in Kansas City

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Now that the heatwave has ended, Kansan Citians are looking forward to fall activities. Although the season officially is several weeks away, the Labor Day weekend is packed with family fun. Fox ...

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Backlash against Target continued through school shopping

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Sales at Target stores continue to drop even as back-to-school shopping should normally boost sales.  The controversial retailer’s sales tumbled significantly in the third quarter as many consumers rebelled against the LGBTQ-themed ...

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New Fire in the Hole will open next spring

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Silver Dollar City has good news for fans of its legendary Fire in the Hole ride. The theme part announced on Monday that it has broken ground on an all-new, $30 million ...

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Investors must admit to ESG considerations under new Missouri rule

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Financial advisers and institutions in Missouri must have clients sign disclosure forms when an investment option could rely on environment, social and governance scores or prioritize elements that may not yield maximum ...

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Newly discovered Mosaics tell two stories about Samson

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Archaeologists have discovered mosaics featuring Samson and other Old Testament stories in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq, which is located in Israel’s Lower Galilee. Jodi Magness, an archaeologist and professor of ...

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Tomato troubles? Here’s some tips

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Extreme heat, drought, torrential rains, and hungry critters may be wreaking havoc on your garden. After weeding, watering, and waiting you may be finding less, diseased, or misshapen tomatoes. Don’t give up. ...

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Ark Encounter ranked top tourist attraction in Kentucky

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The Ark Encounter, which is a full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark, has been named the most popular tourist attraction in Kentucky. The attraction is less than 600 miles away from Kansas City, ...

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Great Awakenings! “Heartland to Holyland” tour of Israel

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Many people dream of visiting the Holyland. Did you know it’s easier to visit Israel than you think? You can join believers from across Kansas, Missouri and beyond March 29 – April ...

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Europe to restrict entry of Americans

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Millions of Americans travel to Europe each year with ease but that is about to change in 2024 when a permit will be required. The European Union approval might not be good ...

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Most unmarried parents split before child reaches 14

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Parents who live together outside of marriage will likely split up before their child becomes a teenager, a study reveals. According to a report published by the Marriage Foundation this week, by ...

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Eroding donor privacy unites right and left against states

The threat to donor privacy is continuing despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling two years ago that many thought had ended it once and for all. Proposals introduced in more than a ...

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Now dishwashers are target of Biden administration

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Opposition is growing to the Biden administration’s proposed crackdown on dishwashers. Dozens of consumer groups and home appliance manufacturers have released a storm of criticism of the Biden administration’s proposed regulatory crackdown ...

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Another survey confirms decline in church attendance

Another report has been released that documents a decline in church attendance since the start of the pandemic. An average of 30 percent of Americans from 2020 to the present said they ...

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Business bankruptcies highest in 13 years

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Corporate bankruptcies in the United States this spring, based on the latest reports, with the first five months of 2023 seeing the highest number of filings since 2010. Filings from Serta Bedding ...

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Missouri rule on ESG could be model for other states

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A new rule in Missouri regarding controversial environmental, social and governance investing could serve as a model for other Republican-led states. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft issued a rule on June 1 ...

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Apple to delete up to 1,000 of your photos: Here’s how to save them

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Apple will soon delete up to 1,000 of your photos from a cloud account for iPhone users. Originally launched in 2011, My Photo Stream is an iCloud service that temporarily uploads photos ...

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From the Heartland to the Holy Land tour to Israel!

Many people dream of visiting the Holy Land. Did you know it’s easier than you think? You can join believers from across the area on one of two trips in 2024. Readers ...

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The churches of Bangalore reflect diverse community of believers

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Bangalore, India — often called the “Silicon Valley of India” — boasts a captivating atmosphere where rapid growth coexists with a rich religious landscape and a thriving technology hub. It’s a city ...

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Fireworks in July are a 250 year tradition

July 4th is synonymous with fireworks. It is legal to shoot them in most of the nation in late June and early July– except where it isn’t. Although states follow federal regulations, ...

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