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Missouri’s Tuesday elections will be the ‘cleanest’ ever for voters

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Pandemic or not, many Missouri residents will be voting on local issues in elections on Tuesday. Gov. Mike Parson told those voters to put their personal safety first. “I hope people feel ...

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Author interview: Annika Bergen is digging up spiritual roots

Kansas City is an area rich in religious history. Annika Bergen, a member of the Heart of America Christian Writers Network (HACWN), also based in Kansas City, recently co-authored a book on ...

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After 25 deaths since March, Kansas City relaxes several COVID-19 restrictions

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Mayor Quinton Lucas has eased several COVID-19 restrictions in Kansas City, Mo. New rules for bars, restaurants and businesses will be in effect through July 5. The city has experienced just 25 ...

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CVS Health offers drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at 12 area locations

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CVS Health on Friday will open 22 new drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites across Missouri, including 12 in the Kansas City area. These new sites will use self-swab tests and deliver on the ...

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Navy’s newest ship, USS Kansas City, arrives in its home port

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Kansas City will once again be the name of a US Navy vessel. The next ship to be commissioned and carry the Kansas City moniker arrived at its homeport in San Diego, ...

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Free COVID-19 testing available to Missouri residents

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Free COVID-19 testing is available until 7 p.m. this evening at the Cable Dahmer Arena, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway in Independence. Missouri residency is the only requirement. Individuals do not have ...

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With just three members, church finds new life despite pandemic

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The three remaining members of Linwood Baptist Church, just west of Kansas City, planned to shut down the church when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It turns out that God had other plans. ...

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Matt Damon and the local non-profit he founded, push for clean water to fight Covid-19

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Water is essential for proper sanitation, not only during the current pandemic but at any time. A nonprofit organization in Kansas City, co-founded by Matt Damon, is working hard to provide broader ...

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KU professor charged with crimes for keeping work for Communist China secret           

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Growing concern about China is hitting close to home – this time at KU. Feng Tao, an associate professor and researcher at the University of Kansas, has been charged with two counts ...

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Abundant Life among many churches open for worship Sunday while lawsuit proceeds

A Lee’s Summit church that took on what many consider unfair county reopening regulations held services Sunday. The faithful at Abundant Life Church, and hundreds of other churches across the metro, gathered ...

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Local energy efficiency firm converts production to service during pandemic

Tim Truesdale is committed to Christ’s admonition to let your light shine before men. He not only is a ministry leader but also an executive with Ecologix, which helps businesses convert to ...

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INMED offers virtual health conference for ‘forgotten of this world’

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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragility of much of the world’s healthcare system. With large metropolitan areas like Rome, New York, Seattle and London struggling, you can imagine how tenuous the ...

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Jackson County eases restrictions for churches, other places of worship

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Resuming a somewhat normal life in Jackson County just got a bit easier. The county announced on Wednesday that is it changing its reopening policies for churches and fitness centers to be ...

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County may reduce church restrictions as KC backtracks on businesses, restaurants

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. have faced strong push back against their policies for reopening churches and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. As reported in ...

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Abundant Life announces legal action against Jackson County over reopening restrictions

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One of the largest churches in Missouri is taking legal action against Jackson County, Mo., because of its new restrictions on reopening churches.  Pastor Phil Hopper, lead pastor of Abundant Life Church,  ...

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Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute studying effects of COVID-19 on heart patients

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Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City this week will begin collaborating on a study to determine the effects of COVID-19 on patients with pre-existing heart conditions. George Clinical, whose U.S. ...

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Kansas City policy requires churches keep ‘lists’ of those entering

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A Kansas City phased reopening guideline requiring churches to keep “lists” of attendees, has alarmed many who see it as an infringement on religious liberty and privacy. In the policy issued by ...

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Chiefs’ offensive lineman now on frontlines of COVID-19 battle

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Less than three months ago, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was celebrating the Chiefs Super Bowl victory with his teammates. Now the medical doctor is helping fight the coronavirus outbreak at a long-term care facility ...

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Chick-fil-A sales and donations surge in response to coronavirus

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A Chick-fil-A restaurant is finding that serving others during the coronavirus outbreak is not just the right thing to do – it also is good for business. “With nice days like today, ...

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B-2 Stealth Bomber performs flyover to honor medical facilities

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Whiteman Air Force Base pilots flew over medical facilities in Kansas City on Tuesday to honor and express gratitude for all medical and health-care professionals, essential employees and volunteers in the fight ...

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Nearly 30 percent of Kansas City workers currently unemployed

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Nearly three in 10 (or 316,000) Kansas City workers currently are unemployed, according to a new study by MoneyGeek. Statewide, Missouri had 52,678 jobless claims this week, and Kansas had 31,920. Thirty-seven ...

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EchoHealth providing KN95 masks to general public

Metro Voice has added a new sponsor. EchoHealth is a Kansas City-based company making KN95 masks available to the public during the coronavirus pandemic. The masks, which are registered with the FDA, ...

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Former Kansas City Chiefs Pellom McDaniels dead at 52

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Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Pellom McDaniels III  has died, the NFL Alumni organization announced Sunday. He was 52. “It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing ...

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Hope Faith Ministries seeks donations to help homeless

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The coronavirus pandemic is especially tough on Kansas City’s homeless, and Hope Faith Ministries is stepping up to meet essential needs. The ministry seeks donations to assist its ongoing work. READ: Chiefs ...

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Museum wants to make COVID-19 part of local history exhibit

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The Pandemic of 2020 is going down in history. Literally. The Johnson County (Kan.) Museum has a plan to enshrine evidence of the impact of COVID-19 on society and they need the ...

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