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‘What’s That Sound’ is a decidedly different picture book for kids

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A distinctively different ABC picture book written by Kansas City author and artist, LeAnne Litka released in late September to much praise. What’s That Sound? took Litka four years to produce, but ...

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Illegal video gaming machines in Platte County will be destroyed

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The state of Missouri will destroy five illegal gaming devices in Platte County on Thursday. The video gaming machines, previously owned by Integrity Vending LLC, were seized in October 2018 by the ...

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Founder of 40 Days of Life to headline Parkville Women’s Clinic banquet

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Shawn Carney, founder of the 40 Days of Life movement, recently tweeted, “The abortion industry fears science, reason, and love. We can change endless hearts when we share all three unapologetically.” Carney, ...

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Johnson County schools push graphic gay sex book on 6th graders

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A controversial book about a young man’s gay sexual exploits is on the approved reading list at several school districts in Johnson County, Kan. The Blue Valley, Olathe and Shawnee Mission School ...

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Voice for the Voiceless Banquet to feature Dr. Alan Keyes​ Oct 7

Former presidential candidate Ambassador Dr. Allan Keyes will headline the Voice for the Voiceless banquet Thursday, Oct. 7. The event is a fundraiser for Missouri Right to life – Western Region and ...

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‘Auschwitz Untold in Color’ will be shown in conjunction with Union Station exhibition

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Kansas City Union Station announced that it will present the documentary film “Auschwitz Untold in Color” to accompany its popular Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. exhibition. Hundreds of documentaries have made ...

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Kansas, Missouri team up on national security issues

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The states of Missouri and Kansas are teaming up on an initiative to raise awareness of national security operations in the Midwest. The National Security Crossroads is a branding effort to draw ...

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Chick-fil-A banned from new KCI airport after LGBTQ pressure

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Opposition by Kansas City’s LGBTQ commission has halted plans to include a Chick-fil-A in the new KCI airport. The decision comes while the Christian-owned fast-food chain ranks #1 in customer satisfaction across ...

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Chiefs’ wide receiver Byron Pringle now has a snack named in his honor

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With a name like Byron Pringle, the wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs had to be a natural for a snack promotion. Pringles is partnering with the namesake player and brand ...

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TGIW celebrates 20 years of serving spiritual needs of men

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Rod Handley welcomes more than 100 men to the 20th-anniversary celebration of the TGIW men’s ministry on Wednesday morning at the Stanley Event Space in downtown Lee’s Summit. Handley reminisced about the ...

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Fire at historic Kansas City church being investigated as arson

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Federal authorities are investigating a fire at historic Harlem Baptist Church in Kansas City as arson. The fire last Saturday gutted the front of the church and left half of its eight ...

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Hallmark giving away a million greeting cards to encourage kids

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Hallmark Cards is giving away one million cards from its new Little World Changers collection. The cards encourage and reward kids as they make a difference in the world through acts of ...

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Pembroke Hill fires conservative teacher over personal Facebook post

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Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City has fired a math teacher because of her conservative Facebook posts. Beth Reams, who taught at the school for 25 years, said her liberal colleagues who ...

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Photo ID for voting is back on agenda for Missouri Legislature

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Jay Ashcroft, Missouri secretary of state, is giving it another shot to legislate photo ID requirements for voting. Polls show Missourians favor voter ID. “If you show up with a cable bill, ...

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Production of The Great Divorce, a C.S. Lewis classic, is Saturday

Most are familiar with the well-known works of C.S. Lewis. In addition to writing children’s classics like The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe he also authored works that delve into Heaven and ...

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Crock-Pot remains popular 50 years after its debut in Kansas City

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Chili in the Crock-Pot is as much a part of fall as cooler weather and football games. The popular appliance can trace its roots to Kansas City. Before the Crock-Pot was a ...

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Local college expansion threatens destruction of historic church

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The abandoned but historic Seventh Street Methodist Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Kan., stands in the way of a new educational center being built by KCK Community College. “This is probably the ...

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Enrollment up in area religious schools where masks are optional

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Enrollment is increasing in several Kansas City-area schools without mask mandates. “Our enrollment is up again, which is obviously a huge blessing,” Janet Fogh, head of Maranatha Christian Academy in Shawnee, told ...

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Neighbors blame church outreach for increased crime

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Mount Washington Missionary Baptist Church is finding that no good deed goes unpunished. Several people who live in the neighborhood said the church is creating a dangerous crime situation from squatters, break-ins, ...

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Patrick Mahomes part-owner of 30 future Whataburger locations

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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes loves fast-food chain Whataburger so much he bought the company. Or at least part of it. Mahomes has invested in KMO Burger, which plans to open 30 Whataburger ...

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Kansas City-area family sues park rangers for false arrest in Yellowstone

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A Kansas City area Family’s vacation in Yellowstone National Park ended by being held at gunpoint by Park Rangers. The incident has led to a lawsuit claiming rangers and Wyoming sheriff’s deputies ...

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Kansas school district deletes excellence award after teacher protests critical race, masks

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A Kansas City-area school district has deleted a story about an excellence in teaching award after that teacher resigned. The teacher last week exposed the teaching of critical race theory and masking ...

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Rep. Hartzler to hold open house for military service academies

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Each year, thousands of young men and women apply to one of the nation’s numerous service academies such as West Point. Applications for nominations are handled through the offices of Congressional members. ...

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Rare 80-year-old ‘Big Boy’ steam engine visits this week

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This week is your chance to take in a rare sight. Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s to conquer mountains while carrying equipment during ...

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Congresswoman Sharice Davids gets covid 6 months after being vaccinated

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Kansas Congresswoman Sharice Davids on Friday tested positive for COVID-19 despite having received the vaccine over six months ago. In a statement, Davids confirmed what others who have contracted it after getting ...

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