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MNU capital campaign surpassing $40 million

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MidAmerica Nazarene University leaders today announced that they anticipate donations to its largest-ever capital campaign will surpass $40 million in the next few days. With more than two-thirds of the Bright Futures ...

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Christian charities bringing hope for the homeless need your help this week

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This Christmas season several area ministries that serve the homeless are in the middle of fundraising campaigns that ensure their survival for the following year. Metro Voice has chosen three charities to ...

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Dead for 8 minutes, verdict awards $6.5 million for tasing incident

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A  jury reached its verdict in the lawsuit of an Independence man against a former Independence police officer. On September 14, 2014, Bryce Masters, who was then 17-years-old, went into cardiac arrest ...

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Kansas Senator leaves Republican party over transgender rights

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Senator Barbara Bollier, a 10-year Republican lawmaker in Kansas, has announced she is becoming a Democrat. Bollier−a physician from Mission Hills−cited disagreements with the Republican Party over LGBT issues, specifically transgender rights ...

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Lawrence artist has hand in creating footwear for Mahomes and other Chiefs players

John Sebelius is an artist in Lawrence and a lifelong Chiefs fan. He got the chance to work with his favorite team for the NFL’s “my cause my cleats campaign.” The campaign gives NFL players ...

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Organizations serving women share ‘wish list’ for Christmas

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Looking to have a local impact with your giving this Christmas? Consider the great organizations that work in the pro-life area. Over the next two weeks, Metro Voice will publish the needs ...

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‘Snow Ball Express’ brings families of fallen heroes together

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It’s a once in a lifetime trip for the families of those who have lost their lives serving our nation. For the last 13 years, American Airlines and the Gary Sinise Foundation have ...

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3 things to do this weekend to get your Christmas on!

Looking for some Christmas activities to do this weekend without the threat of a winter storm? It’s a great opportunity to get out as snow, ice and rain rages to our south. ...

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Kansas City to host President Trump at law enforcement conference

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President Trump will make his second trip as President to Kansas City today. Air Force One is expected to touch down at Kansas City International Airport at 11 a.m., where the president ...

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Two area schools on lockdown during manhunt

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Overland Park police say they have captured one of two suspects after a police chase that started in Missouri. The search for the individuals forced the lock downs at two Shawnee Mission ...

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Midwest Christian Education & Expo College March 2

The Midwest Christian Education and College Expo returns in March with over 60 colleges, private K-12 schools from both Missouri and Kansas, and homeschooling resources. This is the 21st Annual Midwest Christian Education Expo and ...

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Three fun activities for your weekend

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There are several great activities for families this weekend. The weather is great, you’ve got your shopping done, right? And you’re looking for a break now that the snow is melted. Check ...

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Dockum Drugstore sit-in civil rights exhibit comes to area

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An exhibit featuring the story of the 1958 Dockum Drugstore sit-in in Wichita, Kansas, will be on display at the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Main Library through December 14. The Dockum ...

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Rare area photos from 1850s in library display

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The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library has put on display rare 1850s daguerreotype photos from its special collections that have been restored by a professional photograph conservator. The image of Abelard Guthrie, ...

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Area coach angry for ice bath after state championship win

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It wasn’t that cold Friday or Saturday with temps in the mid 60s. That didn’t matter for one Kansas City area football coach–it was cold enough. Randy Dreiling, coach for St. Thomas ...

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National Geographic says Kansas City is top 10 for trips

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The venerable National Geographic has picked its favorite places and, guess what? Kansas City made the cut along with more famous places such as Toronto, Cairo, Ireland, Australia and more. With the ...

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Giving Tuesday can impact local organizations

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Across the area, people are participating in Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday unofficially kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, ...

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Area roads remain treacherous Monday

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Roads across the region remain treacherous Monday morning even after road crews attempted to remove snow. The problem? Rain that swept through the area turned to ice on the wet roads under ...

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Small Business Saturday. Support your mom-and-pop shop!

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Black Friday typically focuses on big box retailers. But where do your local small mom-and-pop shops fit in? Small Business Saturday. From Kansas City to Topeka, to Olathe and Lee’s Summit to ...

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How Kansas City really got its name

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Possum Trot, Westport, Westport Landing, or Kawsmouth? There are many names associated with the birth of Kansas City. Most people believe that the city was named after the state of Kansas, but ...

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Possible major Sunday winter storm being studied

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Kansas City could be in the bullseye for a major winter storm on Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the entire region on Sunday from 6 a.m. ...

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You can help City Union Mission ‘Celebrate Hope’

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City Union Mission began their CELEBRATE HOPE: Reach Out to K.C.’s Poor or Homeless campaign on October 1 with the objective of securing about half of the Mission’s yearly operating budget by January 31, 2019. They ...

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UMKC suspends prof who kept student ‘slaves’

For the second time in three years, a seemingly successful, high profile UMKC professor hailing from Asia has been accused of abusing his students, this time to the point of “slave labor.” ...

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Salvation Army invites public to help on Thanksgiving

The Salvation Army of Kansas City will continue a longtime area holiday tradition with the return this month of its annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Volunteer opportunities for the Thanksgiving Day Dinner ...

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National Christmas tree to stop here on its cross-country voyage

The official Christmas tree of the nation’s capitol is traveling across the country, and it’s making stops in Perry, KS, Kansas City, KS, and Independence, MO. The tree is making its way ...

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