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Free event Monday night will discuss Critical Race Theory in local schools

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Is Critical Race Theory invading your public schools? Why should you be concerned? Those questions will be addressed at a public forum Monday evening, May 17. “Critical Race Theory Exposed” will delve ...

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First artifacts being installed for Auschwitz exhibit at Union Station

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Four massive, original concrete posts along with barbed and high-voltage wire used as fencing to surround and divide the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp are being installed as part of a touring exhibition in ...

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Famous NUTmobile will help you crack a smile this week

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The iconic Planters NUTmobile will make a stop in the area this week. Planters fans will be able to grab a sample, take a “shell-fie” with the NUTmobile, and even meet Mr. ...

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Kansas City National Day of Prayer locations

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Americans will gather Thursday, May 6 for the annual National Day Of Prayer. The region will host both in-person and virtual gatherings. The theme for this year’s celebration is “LORD pour out ...

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Kansas City archbishop leads debate on pro-abortion Catholic politicians

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Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City is taking the lead as U.S. Catholic bishops debate their stance on Catholic politicians such as President Joe Biden who publicly support abortion. During their next ...

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Racial slur painted on Blue Springs church being investigated

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The Blue Springs Police Department is investigating if a racial slur painted on Capernaum Missionary Baptist Church last weekend is a hate crime or another hoax. “My reaction was it wasn’t really ...

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Here’s how the census will affect Missouri congressional seats

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Census numbers released Tuesday show primarily Democrat states will lose seats in Congress while red states like Florida, Texas and Montana will gain seats. The numbers show that although much of the ...

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Missouri House expels member for first time since Civil War

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The Missouri House on Wednesday voted unanimously to expel Rep. Rick Roeber of Lee’s Summit. His House legislative page has already been wiped clean. He allegedly abused his four adult children when ...

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Hallmark giving away a million cards to help encourage people

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Hallmark Cards is giving away one million cads from its Real Stories collection to inspire people to support their loved ones throughout life’s ups and downs and strengthen their relationships through regular ...

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‘Rebuilding Resilience’ virtual women’s symposium this week

A virtual event this week hopes to rejuvenate women in all the roles they play after a stressful pandemic year. “Rebuilding Resilience 2021 Women’s Enrichment Symposium” will take place virtually Thursday, April ...

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Church opens up parking lot to vehicles of homeless drivers

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A downtown Kansas City church is opening up its parking lot in the overnight hours to the homeless.  It’s thought to be the first time the homeless have a dedicated parking lot. ...

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April 17 local ‘Reagan-Lincoln Day’ dinner battles cancel culture

The Jackson County Reagan-Lincoln Dinner is scheduled for Saturday night, April 17 at Adams Pointe Conference Center in Blue Springs. The annual event is a fundraiser for the local GOP’s grassroots efforts ...

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Lee’s Summit legislator resigns from Missouri House amid abuse allegations

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Rep. Rick Roeber, who represents Lee’s Summit, has resigned from the Missouri House over abuse allegations. Roeber had been barred from joining the House Republican Caucus before the 2021 legislative session began, ...

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Midwest March for Life April 14

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Pro-life individuals from across the state will gather in Jefferson City Wednesday for a march around the Capitol and rally. Sponsored by the Midwest March for Life, Missouri Right to Life and ...

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Former K-State high jumper upgraded to gold from silver for 2012 Olympics

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Former Kansas State high jumper Erik Kynard Jr. finally got his gold medal — nine years after being denied the honor by a cheating Russian athlete. Ivan Ukhov, who came in first ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Baseball: Hope springs eternal

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There’s one thing that I truly enjoy about the beginning of baseball season – the fact that every team is 0-0 and hopeful that they have the right ingredients to produce a ...

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Missouri Senate passes amendment to prevent vaccine passports

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The Missouri Legislature is working to ban so-called vaccine passports for travel. An amendment attached to a transportation bill from Sen. Lincoln Hough prohibits Missouri organizations from requiring COVID-19 vaccine documentation to ...

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Easter and World History’s Two Greatest Events

The Gutenberg Printing Press was invented around 1440, having a huge impact on learning, communications and much more worldwide. The United States Constitution was adopted September 17, 1787, establishing a new form ...

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How to Have a Successful Retreat

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A retreat is a great way to bring your church or organization together. There are numerous themes you can choose. From women’s and men’s retreats to youth, leadership, couples, 50 plus, worship and more. ...

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Kansas City looking for community partners to tackle homeless issues

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The city of Kansas City has announced several new initiatives to address the homeless crisis. They include repurposing vacant homes and connecting the homeless community with resources to help lift them out ...

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Missouri Covid rate drops to lowest in nation

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Missouri has the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in the nation, Gov. Mike Parson announced on Thursday. “Our seven-day positivity rate is below 4 percent, a long time since we’ve seen those kinds ...

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Missouri tax filing and payment deadline extended

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Governor Mike Parson announced today that the Missouri Department of Revenue is extending the state individual tax filing and payment deadline for the 2020 tax year from April 15, 2021, to May ...

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Shawnee County to lift health orders on Monday; mask mandate remains

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Starting Monday, March 22, COVID-19 Health Orders in Shawnee County will become just recommendations. Shawnee County Commissioners made the move on a 2-1 vote Thursday, with commission chair Kevin Cook voting against ...

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Kansas City man ran Ponzi scheme, defrauded his church

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A Kansas City man will spend eight years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme and defrauding his church. Matthew R. Peterson pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count ...

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Windermere owners ponder sale as camp operator goes bankrupt

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Paul Miller has a lot of good family memories built around Windermere Baptist Conference Center. For his family, the camp, situated on the Little Niangua Arm of Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, ...

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