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New state tax credits target film productions, concerts

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The film and music industries have long bypassed major investments in Missouri for states that offer tax incentives. That may change now that Gov. Mike Parson has signed legislation to provide tax ...

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From the Heartland to the Holy Land tour to Israel!

Many people dream of visiting the Holy Land. Did you know it’s easier than you think? You can join believers from across the area on one of two trips in 2024. Readers ...

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Work to widen I-70 from Kansas City to St. Louis set to begin this summer

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Relief is on the way for drivers tired of the heavy traffic on Interstate 70 between Kansas City and St. Louis. Work on the long-awaited widening of the 200-mile stretch will begin ...

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Israel Uncharted! Archaeology Proves the Bible is True

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Don’t miss the 2023 season of Israel Uncharted! This year Aaron Lipkin returns to the Kansas City area with exciting new discoveries from the Holy Land. He’ll be appearing at three free ...

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Kansas City Christian College joins association

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Kansas City Christian College in Overland Park has joined the Kansas Independent College Association. The association, founded in 1970, is a not-for-profit organization that provides collaborative programming and statewide advocacy to enhance ...

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Some lost Medicaid coverage after federal guidelines changed July 1

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Some of the 1.5 million Missourians covered by Medicaid may have lost coverage on July 1, according to the Missouri Department of Social Services. Federal guidelines that ensured continued coverage during the ...

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Kansas City area offers explosive fun for families during July 4 week

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The Fourth of July is fast approaching and with it, a full schedule of activities for families in the Kansas City area. For fun all weekend into the Independence holiday, check out ...

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Ongoing drought makes fireworks safety extra important

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More than 93 percent of Missouri is facing drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. State Fire Marshal Tim Bean urges extra caution when celebrating Independence Day with fireworks under these ...

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State, local officials advise caution during current heatwave

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The predicted heatwave for the Kansas City area arrived right on schedule. “Predictable is preventable, and this is a situation that is very predictable the next few days.” assistant Kansas City Fire ...

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Pro-life tie worn by Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker at White House goes viral

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The pro-life tie worn by Harrison Butker when he visited the White House with his teammates recently, has become quite popular. The athlete, who kicked the game-winning field goal for the Kansas ...

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Social Security to offer two free seminars on understanding benefits

Did you know that about 180 million workers will pay Social Security taxes in 2023? If you are one of the nearly 94% of workers in the U.S. that are covered by ...

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Plan ahead for safety in Missouri and Kansas summer sun

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Summer in both Missouri and Kansas can be not only uncomfortably hot but also potentially dangerous for vulnerable people such as the elderly or those with certain health conditions. “Just take precautions,” ...

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Here’s where Missouri and Kansas rank in fireworks use

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Fireworks tents are popping up around the Kansas City area like summer dandelions. The region is ground zero for the popularity of fireworks, according to a recent study by Zippa. “Midwesterners love ...

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Local Banks, the Federal Reserve, and the Modern-Day Bank Run

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In 1913, a US Senator from the Kansas City, Missouri area flipped his vote, and the Federal Reserve System was created. Senator James A. Reed gave us central banking with 12 autonomous ...

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Pro-Life Prayer & Praise to be Saturday in Independence

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The public is invited to a Pro-Life Prayer & Praise event to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Roe v Wade being overturned. Sponsored by Missouri Right to Life – Western Region, the ...

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The historically black neighborhoods of Kansas City explained

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History had a lot to do with where Black neighborhoods were created on both the Missouri and Kansas side of the state line. Many of these neighborhoods were already established by the ...

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Kansas City metro area is filled with free family attractions this summer

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Keeping the kids entertained all summer while staying on budget is a challenge that every family faces. Fortunately, the Kansas City area offers a wide range of free options. Metro Voice is ...

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Pony Express rides again with 2,000-mile trek from Sacramento to St. Joseph

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The legendary Pony Express put St. Joseph on the map 163 years ago. In mid-June, riders are recreating the 2,000-mile postal route from Sacramento. “It’s a big-rooted event in time,” Gina M. ...

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Missouri libraries must keep age-inappropriate materials away from kids

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A new rule that took effect on Tuesday requires Missouri 160 libraries to have a written policy defining what materials are age-appropriate, keep non-appropriate materials and displays out of areas designated for ...

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Aladdin fulfills summer childhood wishes

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Three wishes for the kids this summer include Aladdin, Aladdin, and Aladdin The school year ended last week for many around the metro last week. Kick off a great summer by attending ...

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Local cemeteries and history that cannot be forgotten

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General Order Number 11, the attempt to destroy the history and peoples of Cass, Bates, Vernon, and parts of Jackson County, Missouri cannot be forgotten. While the action of the Union may ...

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From music to sports, local families can enjoy variety of Memorial Day weekend activities

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Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off summer fun, and a number of events are on tap for area families. On Sunday, Celebration at the Station fills the grounds of Union Station and the National WWI Museum ...

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World Cup 2026 countdown begins as logos go up around Kansas City

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The countdown to the 2026 World Cup in Kansas City is officially underway as the new logo is revealed. Kansas City will have brand activations at a number of local landmarks: Union ...

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Catholics travel to small Missouri town to view “incorrupt” body of dead nun

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The remains of a Benedictine nun at a convent in Gower, Mo., are attracting worldwide attention. Gower is a small town about 40 miles north of Kansas City. A story published Monday by ...

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Israel’s Ambassador speaks at Truman Presidential Library

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Speaking at the Truman Presidential Library May 11, Michael Herzog, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, shared the crucial role the 33rd president played in the formation of modern-day Israel. “I think ...

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