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Sen. Hawley grills Biden nominee from Kansas about lenient child porn sentence

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Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley grilled a Biden appeals court nominee about a light sentence he recommended in a child pornography case. President Joe Biden nominated Richard Federico, a U.S. Navy Reserve ...

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Mormon Church to sell 1,860 of its 4,000 acres of land in Lee’s Summit

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City office officials and developers in Lee’s Summit have long looked to thousands of acres of land owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for future expansion. The problem ...

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Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium opens new 650,000-gallon aquarium

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The much anticipated Sobela Ocean Aquarium at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium opened to the public on Friday morning. The 650,000-gallon aquarium features six zones with 34 habitats that tell the ...

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Families at local Lutheran church harvest grapes for communion wine

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While other area churches may have been celebrating communion on Sunday morning, members of Hosanna! Lutheran Church in Liberty were preparing for future communion services. Families joined together to harvest grapes that ...

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Construction to begin on 150-foot Ferris wheel in downtown Kansas City

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A family-friendly attraction that will add to the Kansas City skyline is expected to be completed this fall. Workers soon will begin piecing together a 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel providing panoramic views of ...

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Parents clash with Cameron school board over library books

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Residents of Cameron, Mo., are accusing their school district of misleading them about the presence of what they say are sexually explicit books in school libraries. The board is also being accused ...

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Majority of Missourians rate public schools as only fair or poor

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More than half of Missourians are not happy with the state’s public schools. Fifty-six percent rated their local schools as fair or poor, and seven in 10 said the same about public ...

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Wyandotte County church celebrates 137th anniversary, pays off mortgage early

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Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Wyandotte County had several good reasons to celebrate on Sunday. The congregation marked its 137th anniversary as a church and also paid off its mortgage seven ...

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Here’s what to do over Labor Day Weekend in Kansas City

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Now that the heatwave has ended, Kansan Citians are looking forward to fall activities. Although the season officially is several weeks away, the Labor Day weekend is packed with family fun. Fox ...

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“Hey Paula”: Ray Hildebrand, influential Christian musician from Kansas, dies at age 82

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Ray Hildebrand, an Overland Park resident and pioneer of contemporary Christian music, died on Friday. The 82-year-old moved to the Kansas City area to work for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and ...

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Highway Patrol shares safety tips as students return to school

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As students prepare to return to school, the Missouri and Kansas Highway Patrol remind drivers to be cautious on the roads. “With a back-to-school surge, there’ll be a change in traffic patterns,” ...

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New York state public library cancels appearance by local author Jack Cashill

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A public library in Fredonia, N.Y., has cancelled an appearance by Jack Cashill, a Kansas City author, journalist and political commentator. The Darwin R. Barker Library told Cashill last week that it ...

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“The B-R-R is back”: Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts cold, snowy winter for Missouri and Kansas

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Missourians and Kansans weary of the hot summer can brace for a cold, snowy winter. The latest edition of “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” predicts cold temperatures and widespread snow for Great Plains ...

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Help hand out backpacks and share Jesus with kids

School backpacks filled with supplies will be distributed Friday to kids living in the Olive Park Apartments and the surrounding neighborhood. Readers are invited to participate. The effort is being spearheaded by ...

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Volunteers from area churches help remodel Smithville building to serve veterans

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A former nursing care facility in Smithville is being remodeled to provide services to aging veterans, thanks to the help of Baptist Homes and Healthcare Ministries. Volunteer disaster relief workers from the ...

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Bottt Radio Network founder Dick Bott inducted into Missouri Broadcasters Hall of Fame

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Dick Bott, founder of Bott Radio Network, was inducted into the Missouri Broadcasters Hall of Fame earlier this summer. Isabella Fernandez, Bott’s great-granddaughter and College of the Ozarks communications major, served as ...

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Several measures to boost student safety will take effect in Missouri this school year

Missouri families preparing to send their children back to school later this month may notice several steps the state is taking to increase school security. Legislators approved recommendations from the governor’s office ...

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Tomato troubles? Here’s some tips

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Extreme heat, drought, torrential rains, and hungry critters may be wreaking havoc on your garden. After weeding, watering, and waiting you may be finding less, diseased, or misshapen tomatoes. Don’t give up. ...

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Abortions in Kansas skyrocket as court hears challenge to state’s remaining pro-life laws

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A Kansas District Court on Aug. 8 will hear arguments challenging abortion laws that require women to be informed. On Aug. 8 a district court in Kansas will consider what information abortion ...

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Krista Brady joins Bott Radio Network

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Bott Radio Network has named Krista Brady as director of communications and marketing. “I am thrilled to be a part of Bott Radio Network,” she said. “I have been a BRN listener ...

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Kansas City Zoo changes name

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The Kansas City Zoo has a new name. With the Sobela Ocean Aquarium scheduled to open in September, it now will be known as the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium, with a ...

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AMC not conspiring against “Sound of Freedom,” according to Angel Studios

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Recent rumors on Facebook and other social media platforms claim that Kansas City-based AMC is using such tactics as turning off the air conditioning to discourage people from seeing “Sound of Freedom.” ...

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Jackson County voters again to decide whether to remove Andrew Jackson statues from courthouses

Although Jackson County voters in 2020 defeated a proposal to remove two statues of Andrew Jackson from in front of the Kansas City and Independence courthouses, county legislators refuse to take no ...

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Fire ravages historic Midtown Kansas City church

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A century-old church in midtown Kansas City caught fire early Wednesday morning and suffered extensive damage. “I’m lost for words,” Pastor Willie Thornton of Mount Christian Worship Center says. “I really am. ...

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FCA expects to set new record with 100,000 camp attendees this year

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Not all of the news coming out of U.S. schools is negative. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes believes it can set a new record for attendees of its camps in 2023, with ...

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