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Community pulls together to relocate and renovate historic black church

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A historic black church is being saved from demolition as a community pulls together in the effort. In September 2014, the planned demolition of Timmons Temple in Springfield, Mo. was brought to ...

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Children’s Mercy Kansas City opens news pediatric research facility

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Children’s Mercy Kansas City announced the opening of its new nine-story, 375,000-square-foot, pediatric research facility located in downtown Kansas City. The new building is home to the Children’s Mercy Research Institute, which was established in 2015 to accelerate ...

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Local & Regional News Briefs

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Here are some local and regional news briefs from around the Kansas / Missouri area.   Kansas Legislative Audit: Bogus Unemployment Claims May Have Cost the State $600 Million TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) ...

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Missouri legislators again debating voter identification legislation

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Republican lawmakers in Missouri are trying to restore a voter identification requirement after a judge struck down a previous version. About 137,700 registered voters in Missouri did not have a state-issued identification in 2017, ...

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Missouri Senate bill penalizes protestors who block streets, deface monuments

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Protestors who block streets would be penalized under legislation initially approved by the Missouri Senate this week. The bill also aims to prevent municipalities from decreasing budgets for law enforcement agencies in ...

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Sight & Sound to broadcast ‘Jesus’ live from Branson

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Sight & Sound will broadcast its original production of “Jesus” live from Branson for Easter. “For more than 40 years, audiences from all over the world have been coming to Sight & ...

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Missouri legislation would ban Big Tech from censoring users

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Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would prevent social media and other Big Tech companies from censoring users. The “Stop Social Media Censorship Act” from Rep. Jeff Coleman would prohibit social ...

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Huge Christian college fair this Saturday in Kansas City

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Christian colleges from across the nation will descend on Kansas City Feb. 27 to meet students and parents. It is thought to be the only in-person college fair this winter and spring. ...

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Governor warns of price gouging in wake of arctic blast

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Many Americans are concerned about large increases in the price of natural gas after multiple snowstorms and subzero temperatures in recent weeks. In Missouri, Gov. Mike Parson is addressing the shortage and ...

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Will pandemic build momentum for school choice?

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Across the nation, legislators are optimistic that the ongoing pandemic will provide the impetus to finally pass school choice legislation. That’s also true for Missouri where legislative leaders have spent the last ...

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Rush Limbaugh remembered by his brother, others across Missouri

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Although Rush Limbaugh was a household name, his brother David also has become well-known for his writing about both Christianity and political topics. He thanked Americans for their support following his brother’s ...

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Utilities turn to rolling blackouts to maintain power, wind turbines are de-iced

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Across the midwest and south, energy companies are instituting blackouts to keep the power on as the deep freeze continues. Evergy initiated rolling blackouts in parts in Missouri on Monday and Tuesday, ...

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Missouri may join states allowing guns in churches

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After numerous armed attacks on unarmed congregations across the nation, more states are dropping the ban on legally carrying guns in a house of worship. A Missouri House subcommittee this week began ...

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Kansas City-area Walmart, grocery store pharmacies now offering vaccine

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If you are confused about where to get a vaccine, you’re not alone. Distribution across the region has been slow, particularly in Kansas City. Walmart pharmacies and stand-alone pharmacies such as CVS ...

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Study finds ‘vaccine deserts’ in urban areas

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Across the nation, “vaccine deserts” are coming to light.  While many of those remain in rural areas, the state of Missouri is addressing the issue in Kansas City and St. Louis, which ...

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Statewide ice cream social planned for 200th anniversary

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Missourians are encouraged to participate in a statewide ice cream social to celebrate the 200th birthday of the state. Although the event will be held Aug. 10, 2021, Missouri’s statehood day, the planning ...

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Missouri consolidates programs in new Office of Childhood

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More details are emerging about the new Office of Childhood that Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced last week. “Missouri families deserve the best early childhood system our state can provide,” Parson said. ...

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Gov. Parson furious after being dissed by House Republican leadership

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson accused House leadership of a “disgusting scam” in a letter sent last Friday. The “St. Louis Post-Dispatch” called the letter “the most concrete evidence yet of a feud” between the ...

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Infrastructure and workforce development top priorities for Gov. Parson in 2021

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson promised to focus on workforce development and infrastructure development during his State of the State address recently. “Time and again, our administration has addressed the challenges of our ...

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Biden Administration’s crackdown on religious liberty raises alarm

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Christian leaders are bracing for religious liberty to be curtailed under President Joe Biden. “Early indications are troubling,” Professor Edward A. Morse, a member of the board of directors of the Thomas ...

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‘Bear witness to the truth,’ crowd told at Kansas City pro-life prayer vigil

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A prayer vigil in downtown Kansas City took on extra meaning Friday afternoon as President Joe Biden rolled back pro-life policies of the last four years. Over 75 people from both sides ...

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Missouri legislation supports adoption and foster care

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Republicans in the Missouri House of Representatives are working on two bills to provide financial assistance for adoption and foster care. The effort is winning praise from Democrats and provides a rare ...

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Opioid epidemic affecting foster care and adoption agencies

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An opioid epidemic is sweeping the nation and it is having a profound effect on foster kids. The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics reports that death rates are rising among young ...

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Poll: Missourians support term limits by wide margin

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By an overwhelming majority, Missourians favor term limits. According to a new poll conducted by Scott Rasmussen, voters want the state legislature to advance and defend limits at all levels of government. ...

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Missouri jobs struggle with continued lockdowns

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The Missouri unemployment rate increased substantially in December, still is showing the effects of lockdowns and decreased economic activity. The seasonally adjusted employment rate increased for the month by 10,400 jobs. The ...

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