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St. Louis couple who wielded guns pardoned by Gov. Parson

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday pardoned Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who made national headlines last summer for defending their home against protestors. Mark McCloskey also is a ...

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National Churchill Museum in Fulton reopens after pandemic

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Area families looking for a getaway before school starts have a new option. The National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Mo., is reopening this weekend after being closed during the pandemic. The museum ...

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Kansas City announces mask mandate as St. Louis County Council rescinds its order

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The mask mandate in Kansas City, Mo., is back, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced on Tuesday. The mandate will require masks in public indoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained,. It goes ...

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New grants to protect children against crime in Missouri

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson this week announced $4 million in new grant opportunities to combat crime against children and provide additional funding to agencies that provide services to crime victims. “The last ...

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Missouri State Fair showcases $8 million facility improvements

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Visitors to the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia next month will enjoy about $8 million in improvements to the grounds. This includes campground improvements, brick horse barn upgrades and major renovations at ...

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Missouri attorney general to sue St. Louis over new mask mandate

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt plans to file a lawsuit to stop the return of mask mandates in St. Louis City and County “The citizens of St. Louis and St. Louis County ...

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Missouri school district spent $15,000 on critical race theory curriculum

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Just a week after Gov. Mike Parson said Missouri was not teaching critical race theory,  a St. Louis-area school district is preparing to do just that. The district paid $15,000 for curriculum ...

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Church congregations band together for security training

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Church safety has become a priority for many congregations across the country. Last weekend, a group called Peacekeepers trained church groups in safety and security in Southern Missouri. “This was an open-enrollment ...

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Gov. Parson claims Missouri schools not teaching critical race theory

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Missouri schools have local control and create their own curricula, Gov. Mike Parson tweeted on Monday. Schools are teaching “diversity, equity and inclusion,” not the controversial critical race theory. Parson said schools ...

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Parson signs remaining bills passed by state legislature in 2021

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Governor Mike Parson has signed the 13 remaining pieces of legislation passed by the state legislature. This brings to an end the bill singings for the 2021 legislative session. Below are the ...

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Incremental increase in gas tax will begin in October

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The Missouri tax on gas will increase by 2.5 cents annually beginning in October, eventually reaching 29.5 cents per gallon by 2025. Gov. Mike Parson signed the bill into law this week. ...

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Missouri, Kansas attorneys general support Arkansas ban on gender transition for kids

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The attorneys general of Missouri and Kansas have joined with 15 of their peers to defend a new Arkansas law that prohibits gender transition procedures for children. A prohibits a “physician or ...

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Rep. Cori Bush spent $50K on security while pushing defund the police

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Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush, member of the Democrat “squad,” is being called a hypocrite for spending over $50,000 on private security while she calls for defunding the police. Federal Elections Commission (FEC) ...

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Missouri updates laws from 1980s that criminalized HIV transmission

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Missouri has updated laws that make it a crime to transmit the HIV virus for the first time in more than three decades. Gov. Mike Parson this week signed a bill that ...

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MoDOT to hold job fair at City Union Mission

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The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is in dire need of workers in the coming months and will hold a job fair July 19 at Kansas City’s largest homeless shelter. MoDot shares ...

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Protection orders in Missouri now include social media, pets

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Protection orders in Missouri were strengthened under a new law signed by Gov. Mike Parson last week. SB 71, which was sponsored by Sens. Elaine Gannon and Holly Rehder and Rep. Lane ...

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Hollywood in the heartland: Major entertainment studio coming to Missouri

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Missouri leaders this week announced plans to build the largest entertainment production services and rehearsal facility of its kind in the nation. The 32-acre, $111 million Gateway Studios development near St. Louis will include ...

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Amazon loses advantage with new Missouri sales tax

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Online retailers such as Amazon will lose the sales tax advantage over local businesses as a new Missouri law goes into effect. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation that will allow Missouri-based ...

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Missouri Right to Life disappointed with continued funding of Planned Parenthood

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Pro-life leaders in Missouri expressed their disappointment on Wednesday after a special session ended with the state continuing funding Planned Parenthood. Lawmakers were called into a special legislative session last week by ...

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St. Louis sues state over new Second Amendment Protection Act

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St. Louis and St. Louis County have filed a lawsuit to block Missouri’s recently enacted Second Amendment Protection Act. The lawsuit asks the court to declare the new law unconstitutional on both ...

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Missouri governor, attorney general defend new Second Amendment law

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Gov. Mike Parson and Attorney General Eric Schmitt fired back at the U.S. Justice Department regarding the recently enacted Second Amendment Preservation Act in Missouri. “We will not stand by while the ...

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Here’s the latest new Missouri laws going into effect

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Another Missouri legislative session is in the books, with a number of new laws enacted. From license plates honoring black baseball players to prescription drug monitoring and agricultural inspections, here are the ...

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Missouri, Kansas Congressional reps rated on voting records

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Although Missouri’s House members from Kansas City and St. Louis are liberal, other representatives in the state are strong conservatives according to their voting records. In Kansas’ 3rd District which includes several ...

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Televangelist Jim Bakker back in court over COVID-19 cure claims

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Branson televangelist Jim Bakker has asked a St. Louis appeals court to reinstate a free-speech lawsuit against Arkansas and California officials investigating a fake COVID-19 cure. Attorney Derek Ankrom of Springfield represented ...

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Mark and Patricia McCloskey plead guilty to misdemeanor over guns

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In a surprise move, Mark and Patricia McCloskey on Thursday pleaded guilty for waving guns at protesters outside their St. Louis home last year. Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to a Class C ...

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