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Star of upcoming “Les Misérables” says it’s a timeless story of redemption

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From Jesus on the cross to Paul on the Damascus road, the Bible is filled with stories about the power of redemption. “Les Misérables,” one of the world’s most iconic musicals, tells ...

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“Annie” offers a lot to love in family-friendly musical at the Kaufmann

There is a lot to love in the Broadway show Annie which opened April 18 at the Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts. The national production is enjoyable for both adults and ...

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Independence community rallies around 93-year-old veteran whose car was stolen

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Independence residents are pitching in to help a 93-year-old Korean War veteran whose car was stolen by a young person who pretended to be interested in buying it. “It was a gut ...

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Worlds of Fun announces chaperone  policy after opening weekend brawl

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Worlds of Fun has implemented a chaperone policy after a fight broke out among more than 100 teens on opening weekend. A Clay County deputy was punched in the face by a ...

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Sweet taste of success: Events to mark Russell Stover’s 100th birthday

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Russell Stover Chocolates, the Kansas City candy company, has big plans for its centennial this year. “Over the past 100 years, Russell Stover has established itself as an American classic,” President and ...

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Homeless not forgotten on Easter weekend

Easter dawned for Kansas City’s homeless, too, as local churches volunteer for special outreach services organized through City Union Mission. “As we celebrate the miracle of Easter, we are so thankful for ...

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Kansas overrides governor’s veto of bill that bans biological males in women’s sports

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The Kansas legislature has overridden the governor’s veto of a bill that bans biological males from competing in women’s sports. HB 2238 is a win for women’s sports rights activists, who have ...

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Local politicians react to indictment of Donald Trump

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Several prominent Missouri and Kansas politicians have responded to Thursday’s indictment of former President Donald Trump. “The Manhattan DA is undermining America’s confidence in our legal system,” Mike Pompeo, a former Wichita ...

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Most Democrats vote against amendment to protect gas stoves

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The U.S. House passed energy bill amendment that would stop the Biden administration from banning gas stoves. Democrats saw dozens of members break rank and vote with Republicans to protect gas appliances ...

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Summit Christian Academy celebrates dedication of new fieldhouse

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Summit Christian Academy in Lee’s Summit recently dedicated its new 43,000-square-foot fieldhouse and activity center. The facility includes a gymnasium that seats 1,200; locker rooms; strength and conditioning room; multipurpose room; concession ...

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Area parents, pastor respond to shooting at Christian school

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Kansas City area parents are concerned about the safety of their own children following Monday’s deadly shooting at a Christian school in Nashville. According to authorities, the suspected shooter, 28-year-old Audrey Hale, entered ...

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Homeschooling Conference & Vendor Fair this weekend in KC

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The Midwest Parent Educators Conference and Curriculum Fair will be held March 31 and April 1 in Kansas City. Metrovoicenews.com is a sponsor of this annual homeschooling event. The annual event, which ...

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Letter to the Editor: Kress Cambers for Fort Osage School Board

I am supporting Kress Cambers for Fort Osage School District Board of Education because he believes parents should have a voice in their children’s education at a time when some believe they ...

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Kansas City’s iconic cathedral undergoing $14 million renovation

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The landmark golden dome in downtown Kansas City is getting a facelift. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is working on a $14 million campaign to build a new parish hall and ...

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‘Hamilton’ is a thrilling roller coaster ride

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As the curtain rose on Hamilton Wednesday night, I felt the peculiar urge to strap in, much as I would on a thrilling roller coaster ride. The Broadway phenomenon did not disappoint. ...

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Healthcare sharing ministry accused of $4 million fraud

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Federal authorities have shut down a Missouri-based healthcare ministry after it was accused of committing a $4 million fraud. Medical Cost Sharing Inc., based in St. Joseph, appeared to be a legitimate ...

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Bill to eliminate taxes on groceries could cost local cities

A bipartisan attempt to eliminate the state sales tax on groceries purchased in grocery stores appears to be stalled in the Missouri Legislature. That’s a relief to some who say the taxes ...

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The Garden Club of Shawnee will hold Garden Sampler Tour

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After a four-year hiatus, the Garden Club of Shawnee will host its popular Garden Sampler Tour on June 10, 2023 The tour features five unique Shawnee neighborhood gardens exhibiting creative ideas for ...

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FCA announces seven new board members

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, based in Kansas City, has announced seven new members of their Board of Trustees. “We are so blessed by our newest members of our Board of Trustees,” ...

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Harrisonville pastor sets world record by running a marathon on 153 consecutive days

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A Harrisonville, Mo., pastor recently ran his 153rd consecutive marathon to raise awareness of adoption, foster care and youth mental health. Malachi O’Brien of The Church at Pleasant Ridge in December entered the ...

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Two Kansas City-area men arrested for exporting aviation tech to Russia

Two Kansas City-area men were arrested by U.S. authorities on Thursday for illegally exporting aviation technology to Russia. Douglas Robertson of Olathe and Cyril Gregory Buyanovsky of Lawrence, are charged with conspiracy, ...

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VIDEO: Rep. Mark Alford tells C-SPAN about faith, the Constitution, and biased media

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Mark Alford, who won his seat representing Missouri’s 4th District in Congress during the 2022 midterms, was recently interviewed on C-SPAN. Watch the interview below. The cable channel has interviewed half of ...

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Tips for navigating Kansas City’s new airport terminal and parking

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The new airport terminal at Kansas City International is open. In addition to our earlier review of the new facility, here are some tips before you fly, drop-off, or pick-up a friend. ...

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Christian College Expo plus seminar on faith and science is March 4

The Midwest Christian College Expo, with sponsorship from Bott Radio Network, will host the seminar “Navigating Faith and Science in College” at this year’s Midwest Christian College Fair. The mini-seminar begins at ...

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Metro Voice tours Kansas City’s new airport terminal

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On February 28, Kansas City will unveil its brand new airport terminal, a 1.1 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that promises to provide a better experience for travelers. That’s good news for the area’s ...

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