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People moving from Kansas while Missouri remains steady

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More people are moving out of Kansas than all but five other states, while roughly equal numbers of people are moving to or from Missouri. United Van Lines released its Annual National Migration ...

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Gov. Parson proclaims January 24-30 as School Choice Week in Missouri

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For the third consecutive year, the last week of January has been officially proclaimed Missouri School Choice Week by Gov. Mike Parson. His proclamation for the week recognizes that every Missouri student ...

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Martin Luther King visited Kansas City area numerous times

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday is celebrated as a national holiday on Monday, made at least six visits to the Kansas City area. The Jackson County Historical Society looked back ...

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Kansas City extends and revises COVID-19 restrictions

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has extended the city’s state of emergency and updated its restrictions and safety guidelines. The Covid state of emergency will now continue until May 1.  The news ...

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Local agencies seek solutions to help homeless

Local agencies that serve the homeless are bracing for a challenging start to the new year. The $900 billion congressional stimulus bill that President Donald Trump signed into law on Dec. 27 ...

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Metro counties in first phase of vaccinations

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Jackson County Missouri and Johnson County Kansas are beginning COVID-19 vaccinations this week. There is no list for the general public to sign up for the vaccine, regardless of the age or ...

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Cancel culture asks Rockhurst High School to condemn alumnus Josh Hawley

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Rockhurst High School in Kansas City is being pressured to join the cancel culture over an alumnus. Critics of Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley are harassing the school, calling on it to speak ...

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Mission Liberate to host human trafficking survivors at meet and greet Jan. 8

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A new local organization seeking to have an impact on ending human trafficking will launch a grassroots campaign tonight. Mission Liberate, founded in 2019 by several students at the University of Kansas, ...

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Largest pro-life groups in Kansas merge into powerhouse

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The two largest pro-life organizations in Kansas are merging. Wichita-based Kansans for Life (KFL), the state’s largest pro-life group, will officially merge with its Kansas City Regional Affiliate, KCKFL. Kansans for Life ...

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Kansans to ‘Rally and March for Life’ at state capitol Jan. 21

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Kansans for Life will hold the annual Rally and March for Life in Topeka on January 21. This year’s theme is United for Mothers and Babies. The day will be full of ...

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Missouri education leaders tackle statewide teacher shortage

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Missouri, facing an ongoing shortage of K-12 teachers, hopes to encourage the high school students of today to become the teachers of tomorrow. “They are sitting in our high schools today,” Dr. ...

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Operation Legend was rare success during deadly year in Kansas City

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Although 2020 was one of the most violent years in Kansas City history, the Trump administration’s Operation Legend was a bright spot. U.S. Attorney General William Barr named the federal anti-crime program ...

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Missouri and Kansas among top 10 pro-life states

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Kansas City is on the border of two of the most pro-life states in the nation. Kansas ranks No. 6 and Missouri is No. 8 in the 2021 Life List from Americans ...

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Missouri ranks fifth in the nation in economic recovery from pandemic

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The Missouri recovery is full steam ahead as the economy comes back strong from the pandemic. The state had the nation’s fifth-best employment recovery in November, according to a report released last week. ...

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Gov. Parson issues 24 pardons, calling it ‘the time of year for forgiveness’

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Monday issued 24 pardons to individuals who have demonstrated a changed lifestyle and desire to move on from past behaviors. “If we are to be a society ...

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National World War I Museum receives grant to raise awareness of religion and war

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The Lilly Endowment has given a grant of $2.5 million to the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City to establish an endowed curator position on faith and religion; ...

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Missouri and Kansas finalize plans for distribution of vaccine

The newly approved COVID-19 vaccine, which many are now calling the “Trump Vaccine,” has arrived in Missouri and Kansas. “Today is an exciting day for Missouri as we have received the first ...

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Virtual program series kicks off countdown to Missouri’s bicentennial

Missouri 2021 is rolling out a new virtual program series that focuses on the programs and events happening in Missouri to commemorate the state’s 200th bicentennial of statehood. Leading up to the ...

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Missouri Right to Life: Prayers, Presence, Provision

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2020 has indeed been an interesting year. Yet in spite of our new “normal,” our overarching aim at Missouri Right to Life has remained the same: To turn hearts and minds toward ...

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Inspiration led to Ears to Hear Collection

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“Ears to Hear.” That’s the inspiration that Jerry Hudgins received about two years ago. He didn’t act on it right away, though. “The timing was not right,” he said. So he waited. Now, ...

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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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His Lions and BLAZE Arts program aims to inspire youth to create with faith in mind

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A Kansas City-based arts organization is joining forces with a wellness group to train youth in visual media with a spiritual twist. “Something was needed in homeschooling and Christian education to help ...

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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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