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Ghost towns of Kansas City

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The Kansas City area is dotted with old towns and ghost towns, some with distinct evidence of their existence, while others have faded away completely. Their histories, however, remain. Because of the ...

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Chiefs players lift kids’ spirits with visit to the University of Kansas Health System Pediatric Wing

The three Chiefs players made their way down the hallway, a cart loaded with toys and hats in tow. Spending weeks in the hospital can be heartbreakingly hard on a child, but ...

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Church and nightclub team up to serve the hungry on Thanksgiving

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One reason why Jesus was so effective was that he was willing to go where the needs were the greatest, not just to the synagogues. A midtown Kansas City church is doing ...

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KC Mayor seeks bipartisan effort to combat violence

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Quinton Lucas says the hardest part of being the Mayor of Kansas City is dealing with the increasing violence in Missouri’s largest city. Kansas City saw at least three homicides in 24 ...

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Area highways very busy for Thanksgiving travel

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A record 55 million Americans are traveling this week, journeying 50 miles or more away from home to celebrate Thanksgiving with three storms spanning the country. How will holiday travel affect Kansas and Missouri drivers? Those ...

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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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Christ Prep football is national champion for second year

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For the second year in a row, Christ Prep Academy,  of Lenexa, Kansas. has won the National Homeschool Football Association Championship. Going in to this years’ tournament with a No. 1 ranking ...

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Local pastor seeking donations to make Christmas brighter for children of murder victims

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It would be hard to think of someone facing a more difficult time this Christmas than the children of one of the nearly 200 murder victims in Kansas City this year. A ...

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Christmas store helps elderly to share in the giving spirit

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Residents of Pleasant Hill, Mo. and nearby towns are again organizing a free Christmas store for those living at local senior living facilities. A Christmas store will be held at Pleasant Hill ...

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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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Find an Operation Christmas Child shoebox drop-off location near you

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This month, local families can make a global impact as 5,000 sites across the nation will serve as drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection ...

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Chiefs work to help area people who are food insecure

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The Kansas City Chiefs are once again stepping in to help area residents who are food insecure. Latest statistics find that even with the best economy in 70 years, a high number ...

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Proposed Kansas City conversion therapy ban goes to full council for vote on November 14

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The Kansas City Council on November 14 will vote on a proposed ban on so-called gay conversion therapy after a committee passed it unanimously. “The hearing on Ordinance 190902 was heard in ...

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Cleaver criticizes ‘Save the Paseo’ group in televised appearance with Al Sharpton

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Seven in 10 Kansas City voters recently favored changing the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. back to its original name, The Paseo. U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver likely was not ...

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The believer behind the charm of Brookside and Kansas City’s largest Bible study

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Did you know Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood is Christian? At least, its houses are. Baptist, to be precise. Behind the magical peaked roofs and Tudor-style European designs, their architect was a strong ...

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Engaging the Word Together will spotlight groups sharing the Bible

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A key part of fulfilling the Great Commission is translating the word of God into languages in which it has never been heard. Several of the groups and individuals who are doing ...

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Church of Scientology raises local profile with new building in Kansas City

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The Church of Scientology, the controversial organization founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, has raised its visibility by moving to a new building in midtown Kansas City. The seven-story, 79,000-squsre-foot ...

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Kansas City voters want The Paseo name restored despite rancor in church last weekend

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Seventy percent of Kansas City voters on Tuesday came out in favor of changing the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. back to The Paseo. The renaming has been a ...

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‘We may never know full impact,’ says FCA president as ministry celebrates 65 years

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Having served millions of student athletes over the years, FCA is this week celebrating 65 years of ministry. It all began when a young basketball coach wondered why athletes endorsed products like ...

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Church bridges racial gap in Quindaro neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan.

The Quindaro neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan., is a historically African American community. On Sunday mornings, however, race becomes irrelevant as Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church serves a diverse congregation ...

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Opponents of proposed Kansas City conversion therapy ban plan to testify before City Council

Just a week after a federal judge overturned a similar ban put in place by the city of Tampa, Fla., the Kansas City Council is considering a ban on conversion reparative therapy ...

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Northeast Kansas City church loses playground in fire after series of break-ins

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Grace Church of the Nazarene in northeast Kansas City lost its playground in a fire this week, but Senior Pastor Tammy Carter is grateful there wasn’t more damage. “You know, another five ...

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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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Patrick Mahomes: ‘God was watching over me’ during knee injury

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Kansas City Chiefs fans held their breath when star quarterback Patrick Mahomes injured his knee in a game on Oct. 17. The good news is that several news outlets are reporting that ...

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Prairie Village church prays for Patrick Mahomes’ ankle

The Kansas City Chiefs’ MVP Patrick Mahomes‘ ankle is getting some serious prayer. Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village has been interceding for Mahomes, who suffered a severe knee injury in ...

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