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Lee’s Summit church pays off lunch debt for all students in district

Every student in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District will start the new year with a clean slate on lunch debt, thanks to the generosity of a local church. The Summit Church ...

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“Christmas at the ‘Chateau’ on Showtime filmed in St. Joseph with local cast and crew

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Christmas movies seem to air around the clock at this time of year, but a new romantic comedy on Showtime will hit close to home for local viewers. “Christmas at the Chateau” ...

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Area Church wins court battle to house homeless

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As a blizzard battered Lenexa, Kansas, on December 14, clean sheets in shades of purple, white, and light blue stretched appealingly over rows of cots at a local church, ready for those without ...

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Kansas City one of seven cities to receive increased resources against violent crime

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Kansas City is among seven cities with high rates of violent crime that will receive increased federal law enforcement resources. U.S. Attorney General William Barr made the announcement at a news conference ...

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Where does your state rank in Christmas spirit?           

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In a recent study sponsored by CenturyLink, analysts used a number of statistics on Christmas cheer broken down into two categories — online activity and area culture. Under online activity, the study ...

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KC suburbs to get road improvement funding through state cost-share plan

Two Kansas City suburbs are scheduled to get millions in state funding for special road improvement projects. They are just two of twenty local road and bridge projects approved by a state committee ...

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Church of Scientology in Kansas City offers Christmas display despite not believing in Jesus

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Although the Church of Scientology doesn’t believe in the deity of Jesus, it apparently believes in celebrating Christmas. It recently opened a Winter Wonderland display near its new headquarters at 18th St. and ...

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Weston, Mo., church recreates Notre Dame Cathedral – in gingerbread

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One of the major news events of 2019 was the fire that devastated the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. A local church is remembering the cathedral in a creative way this Christmas. ...

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Rep. Sharice Davids claims impeachment facts ‘uncontested’

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Rep. Sharice Davids has indicated that she will vote for the Democrat’s articles of impeachment against President Trump. Davids, who was elected to the Kansas 3rd Congressional District in 2018, ran as ...

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Ghost towns of Kansas City

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The Kansas City area is dotted with old towns and ghost towns, some with distinct evidence of their existence, while others have faded away completely. Their histories, however, remain. Because of the ...

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Chiefs players lift kids’ spirits with visit to the University of Kansas Health System Pediatric Wing

The three Chiefs players made their way down the hallway, a cart loaded with toys and hats in tow. Spending weeks in the hospital can be heartbreakingly hard on a child, but ...

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Church and nightclub team up to serve the hungry on Thanksgiving

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One reason why Jesus was so effective was that he was willing to go where the needs were the greatest, not just to the synagogues. A midtown Kansas City church is doing ...

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KC Mayor seeks bipartisan effort to combat violence

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Quinton Lucas says the hardest part of being the Mayor of Kansas City is dealing with the increasing violence in Missouri’s largest city. Kansas City saw at least three homicides in 24 ...

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Area highways very busy for Thanksgiving travel

A record 55 million Americans are traveling this week, journeying 50 miles or more away from home to celebrate Thanksgiving with three storms spanning the country. How will holiday travel affect Kansas and Missouri drivers? Those ...

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Several local communities rank high in survey of family-friendly Missouri cities

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Missouri boasts a number of great places to raise a family, but its two largest cities are not among them. Kansas City ranked 71st in a recent WalletHub survey, while St. Louis ...

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Christ Prep football is national champion for second year

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For the second year in a row, Christ Prep Academy,  of Lenexa, Kansas. has won the National Homeschool Football Association Championship. Going in to this years’ tournament with a No. 1 ranking ...

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Local pastor seeking donations to make Christmas brighter for children of murder victims

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It would be hard to think of someone facing a more difficult time this Christmas than the children of one of the nearly 200 murder victims in Kansas City this year. A ...

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Christmas store helps elderly to share in the giving spirit

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Residents of Pleasant Hill, Mo. and nearby towns are again organizing a free Christmas store for those living at local senior living facilities. A Christmas store will be held at Pleasant Hill ...

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FCA leaders say commitment to Bible remains its focus as ministry celebrates 65th anniversary

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), which is based in Kansas City, is celebrating its 65th anniversary this month. Shane Williamson, the ministry’s president and CEO, reflected on the milestone. “One of the ...

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Find an Operation Christmas Child shoebox drop-off location near you

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This month, local families can make a global impact as 5,000 sites across the nation will serve as drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection ...

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Chiefs work to help area people who are food insecure

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The Kansas City Chiefs are once again stepping in to help area residents who are food insecure. Latest statistics find that even with the best economy in 70 years, a high number ...

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Proposed Kansas City conversion therapy ban goes to full council for vote on November 14

The Kansas City Council on November 14 will vote on a proposed ban on so-called gay conversion therapy after a committee passed it unanimously. “The hearing on Ordinance 190902 was heard in ...

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Cleaver criticizes ‘Save the Paseo’ group in televised appearance with Al Sharpton

Seven in 10 Kansas City voters recently favored changing the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. back to its original name, The Paseo. U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver likely was not ...

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The believer behind the charm of Brookside and Kansas City’s largest Bible study

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Did you know Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood is Christian? At least, its houses are. Baptist, to be precise. Behind the magical peaked roofs and Tudor-style European designs, their architect was a strong ...

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Engaging the Word Together will spotlight groups sharing the Bible

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A key part of fulfilling the Great Commission is translating the word of God into languages in which it has never been heard. Several of the groups and individuals who are doing ...

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