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On Giving Tuesday, help Anita and Dwight educate young people about the Holocaust

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Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to support worthy causes. We would like you to consider helping educate today’s young people about the Holocaust. In 2019, Dwight and I launched the educational non-profit ...

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Bill to create coin to commemorate Negro Leagues Baseball awaits president’s signature

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New commemorative gold coins will pay tribute to the centennial of Negro Leagues Baseball, which was founded in Kansas City. Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, sponsor of the Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative ...

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Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium lights up for Christmas

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It’s Christmas under the sea at Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium. The popular holiday event Sea of Lights returns to the attraction Nov. 27. This is the only underwater light spectacular in ...

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Lee’s Summit gym owner defies Jackson County mask restrictions

Ryan Waters, owner of the Shredd KC gym in Lee’s Summit, doesn’t think much of the mask requirements in Jackson County. In a recent Instagram post, he said he doesn’t require masks ...

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Kansas and Missouri earn low grades in latest March of Dimes report card

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Missouri and Kansas do not fare well in the March of Dimes’ 2020 report card. The preterm birth rate in Kansas is 10.1 percent, earning it a grade of C+. Missouri comes ...

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Today last day for curb-side drop off of Operation Christmas Child boxes

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Shoebox packers across the Kansas City Metro are preparing to bless children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. More than 4,000 locations, including more than 40 locations in the greater Kansas ...

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White House Coronavirus Taskforce places Missouri in red zone for COVID-19

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Missouri is in the red zone for COVID-19, according to the latest report from the White House Coronavirus Taskforce. This means there are 101 or more new cases per 100,00 population. In ...

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Missouri House postpones bus tour after senator gets COVID-19

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The Missouri House has postponed its two-week statewide bus tour for new members after a senator and staff member tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. “Out of an abundance of caution and ...

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Missouri COVID liability legislation to include churches

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson plans to expand the current special legislative session to include COVID-19 liability, which will also cover churches. The proposed legislation provides liability protection relating to a declared state ...

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Orrick Christian Church honors vets in KC with donation

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With Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, attention is turning to honoring those who have made our freedoms possible – our vets. One church is having a big impact in the life ...

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Festival of Lights will open this weekend at Powell Gardens

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Although the pandemic is putting a damper on many holiday traditions, the Festival of Lights will open this weekend at Powell Gardens, located east of Lee’s Summit on 50 Highway. Festivalgoers will ...

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Turkey Bowl set for this weekend in Kansas City’s West Bottoms

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The pandemic and recent cool temperatures have led to cabin fever for many Kansas Citians. With predicted temperatures in the 70s and plenty of room for social distancing, the West Bottoms area ...

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Chinese company could own part of Kansas City International Airport

A Communist Chinese-owned company could take over passenger boarding bridges at the Kansas City International Airport. The move concerns Missouri and Kansas U.S. Senate and Congressional leaders and they’re urging the Kansas ...

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Ministries overcome COVID to serve adoption, foster kids and women

As COVID spread this year, adoption, foster care and pro-life counseling ministries met the crisis with faith and changes to their day-to-day operations. “The pandemic has definitely made a challenging work even ...

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Seven in 10 Jackson County voters reject removal of Andrew Jackson statues

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Two statues of Andrew Jackson will remain standing in the county named after him. Jackson County voters rejected the measure to remove both the downtown statue and the one outside the Truman ...

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Veterans Hall of Fame inducts first class at state capitol

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Veterans Day is fast approaching, and Missouri honored several of its heroes last week with induction to the Veterans Hall of Fame last week in Jefferson City. Joseph Frank, an Army veteran ...

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Absentee ballots could cause long Missouri election night

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A Missouri political science professors is expecting a long election night as absentee votes are counted. In previous elections, Missouri counties posted absentee ballot results first. For Tuesday’s general election, that practice ...

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City Union Mission needs donations to stock Christmas Store for needy families

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City Union Mission is preparing to open its annual Christmas Store where the homeless and other at-risk populations can “shop” for gifts at no cost. The Mission anticipates 250 families will use ...

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Kansas City getting new city manager

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Decisions made by the city of Kansas City, Mo., affect the entire metropolitan area, as this year’s COVID-19 regulations and protest policies have shown. After a 13-month search, the Kansas City Council ...

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Five men arrested in Oak Grove as part of sex trafficking sting

Five men were arrested in Oak Grove as part of an effort to crack down on sex trafficking in Missouri. Authorities said 10 women were contacted and offered victim services, including food, ...

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Jackson County Health Department reports possible COVID-19 exposure at three local churches

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The Jackson County Health Department announced Monday possible COVID-19 exposures to dozens of people at three area churches this month. In a news release, health officials cited three possible exposures: Connection Point ...

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‘Let Us Worship’ event fills Kansas City with praise and prayer

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Christians are still relishing the outdoor worship event held in Kansas City on Oct. 17. Sean Fuecht’s “Let Us Worship” was held at Mill Creek Park at the eastern entrance to The ...

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Nation’s first memorial to human trafficking to be unveiled Oct. 24 in Kansas City

Kansas City is the crossroads of many things, from the trails that led pioneers west, the country’s rail and Interstate highway systems, to 21st Century fiber optics. It’s also the crossroads of ...

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Trump campaign using radio ads to reach Christians

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The Trump campaign is launching a six-figure ad buy on Christian and conservative radio networks and specific programs in an attempt to increase voter turnout among the core evangelical base. On Christian ...

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Local churches partner with police for Faith and Blue initiative

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Several area churches are teaming up with police in a community outreach effort. It’s part of a national initiative called “Faith and Blue,” which aims to improve community relationships through collaboration with ...

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