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Toys R Us to close all stores including 5 locally

The Toys R Us kid is now extinct. The latest victim to online retailer Amazon and the effect of too much screen time for kids is the once cutting edge start-up. The ...

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American Pickers wants to make your junk famous

It won’t be just tornadoes crossing the Kansas countryside this spring; episodes of the hit series American Pickers will film across the Sunflower State during May with possible stops in the Kansas ...

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City-wide Easter celebration April 1

The area’s city-wide Easter service will be celebrated Sunday, April 1, from 6:30am to 8am at 1st and Grand Boulevard under the bridge (near the River Market Area) in Kansas City. It ...

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KC Royals hold seminar for players on effects of porn

The players, coaches and staff of the Kansas City Royals attended a seminar on the life-destroying effects of porn. They are the first MLB team to tackle the issue. The nonprofit organization Fight ...

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Kansas man pleads guilty to hate crime shootings

A Kansas man pleaded guilty in state court this week to killing an engineer from India a year ago in a rage of hate. The crime made national headlines as it was ...

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Crisis counseling training helps prepare you for action

When a tragedy strikes, is your church, school or first reconsider staff prepared to offer the physical, mental and spiritual help necessary to meet the crisis? Senseless shootings in the nation’s public ...

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Where do Kansas and Missouri rank in “best states” list?

Kansas City is that odd metropolis where two-thirds of the population lives in one state, while the other third lives in another. We call the divide between Kansas and Missouri “State Line.” ...

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After three scans, KC family has identical triplets

A “one in million” set of identical triplets have been born in Kansas City. Baby boys Ron, Elkanah and Abishai Choge were born just minutes apart to parents Nicole and Caleb Choge ...

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BREAKING: Cinemark movie theater evacuated tonight

KANSAS CITY, MO (www.MetroVoicenews.com) –Police were called to the Cinemark Palace movie theater on the Plaza tonight around 7:39 p.m. according to a Metro Voice staff member who was there to watch ...

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Christian K-12 Open House planned for Northland of Kansas City

Private Christian schools from across the Northland will join together for a combined Northland K-12 Open House on Thursday, March 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Gladstone Community Center. ...

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Readers responding to future of Metro Voice

When we were  interviewed for our cover story about our almost three decades of publishing, we knew we had the support of our friends. Little did we know how much Metro Voice ...

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Eating while black. What Applebee’s incident can teach us

It made me very uncomfortable this week to watch the video of two black women defending themselves after being accused of theft at the Applebee’s at Independence Center. I’m not just uncomfortable ...

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Seven human trafficking victims rescued from Joplin massage parlor

Three Joplin massage parlors are under investigation for possible human trafficking. The tip came from the business next door to one of them. Emily Furrh works with Elizabeth Turner Law Firm and shared ...

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K-12 Christian School Expo Feb. 24

The Midwest Christian Education Expo returns Saturday, February 24, 2018 with private K-12 schools from across the Kansas City metropolitan area, and homeschooling organizations. This is the 20th annual event and kicks off “Christian ...

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With your help, City Union Mission exceeds goal

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City Union Mission Executive Director Dan Doty announced today that $6,237,098 was raised through the Celebrate Hope: Reach Out to K.C.’s Poor and Homeless campaign, exceeding the goal of $6 million. Celebrate ...

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Great memories prepare Anita and me for what’s next

Memories have been flooding back to mind this week. In my June 1991 column for Kansas City Christian (now Metro Voice), I wrote this about the support of the community for a ...

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Christian College Expo features schools from 17 states

Christian Colleges to descend on Kansas City February 24 for free annual Christian College Expo. For the 20th year, the Midwest Christian College Expo returns to Kansas City with a wide variety of booths and information ...

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Publishing lessons of the past pave way for promising future

The Widamans reflect on 29 years of publishing. In the early 1990s, Dwight Widaman had never run a business, sold an ad or even owned a computer. He had something far more ...

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Volunteers bring Super Bowl celebration to homeless

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  This Sunday, homeless guests in City Union Mission’s men’s emergency shelter, along with participants of the Citiy Union Mission’s long-term programs, will enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship during the ...

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Bleeding Kansas Series Returns

Dramatic interpretations and talks about the violent territorial and civil war history of Kansas, from 1854-1865, will highlight the 2018 annual Bleeding Kansas series, which begins January 28. The programs are held ...

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Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court delivers address

Editor’s Note: Missouri  Chief Justice Zel M. Fischer delivered his state of the Judiciary address this week. Such speeches do not normally make for breathes reading. Metro Voice is printing the bulk ...

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God will carry us through the hard times

What the short life, and death, of our daughter taught us about God and ourselves. Allie Rose would have been 4 this year. She would be learning her letters, colors and Sunday ...

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City Union Mission Issues Final Plea for Help

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As they enter the homestretch of their largest annual fundraiser, City Union Mission officials are asking the community to help close the gap on their $6 million campaign goal through generous support. ...

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Missouri Pro-Life Legislative Update

Missouri Right to Life extends sincere thanks to Governor Eric Greitens and to the Missouri Legislature for their passage of Senate Bill 5. Many unborn babies and their mothers will be protected ...

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Kansas Pro-Life Legislative Update

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President Donald Trump made good on one of his campaign promises early in his presidency by nominating strong conservative judge Neil Gorsuch as the successor to the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice ...

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