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Back-to-school supplies are tax-free this weekend

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Soaring inflation is making it more difficult for families to get their kids ready to go back to school later this month. They will get some much-needed relief this weekend during Missouri’s ...

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BRANSON CARES: How the entertainment industry is leading its community for global impact

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In the center of America’s heartland, Branson, Missouri, has embraced a mission to help children with severe disabilities across the globe through an initiative aptly titled BRANSON CARES. Dubbed “The Live Entertainment Capital ...

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Harrisonville teacher sues district over firing a year ago

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A former Harrisonville science teacher is suing the school district, alleging it violated his civil rights when it fired him last summer. John Magoffin’s suit centers around the Harrisonville school board’s decision ...

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Missouri representative Bush linked to antisemitic activist

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Rep. Cori Bush, a controversial Democrat from St. Louis, is under fire over antisemitic remarks made by an activist who once organized a fundraiser for her. Neeven Ayesh, who describes herself as ...

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12 inches and counting as rain deluges St. Louis region

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Large swaths of St. Louis remain under water after historic rainfall fell through Tuesday morning. Emergency officials are concerned that additional rain forecast for Wednesday will cause additional flooding. The rain broke ...

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St. Louis jury convicts man who killed police captain in 2020 race riots

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David Dorn, a veteran St. Louis police captain, was killed during the race riots that swept the nation in the summer of 2020. On Wednesday, a jury convicted his murderer. The jury ...

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Missouri Governor signs bill increasing Kansas City police funding

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Attempts to reduce the budget of the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department have backfired. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Monday signed Senate Bill 678 into law, increasing the department’s budget from at ...

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Murdered North Kansas City police officer remembered

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Tributes are pouring in for a Kansas City police officer killed Tuesday during a routine traffic stop. Officer Daniel Vasquez, 32, was attempting to stop a vehicle for expired temporary tags in ...

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Missouri Historical Society offers free video series about genealogical research

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One of the hardest parts of tracing family history is determining where to start. The State Historical Society of Missouri can help. The organization has released a series of 12 workshop videos ...

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Video: Professor calls Josh Hawley transphobic for saying men can’t get pregnant

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A University of California law professor accused Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., of being transphobic for saying that only women can get pregnant. The exchange took place during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on ...

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Children recovering after Operation Blue Ghost rescues them from sex traffickers in Missouri and Kansas

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Six weeks after a two-state sting, the children rescued from sex traffickers are being cared for by foster families and other partners. Operation Blue Ghost occurred in Wichita and Kansas City suburbs. ...

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Mike Vogt uses his business to make lives better

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“My nicknames were ‘golden boy’ and ‘lucky,’” Mike Vogt says of his early vocational journey. He’d just left college when he landed his first job as a draftsman for stair lifts and ...

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Vicky Hartzler holds lead in Republican Senate primary race

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Rep. Vicky Hartzler holds a narrow lead in the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Missouri. With the primary election less than a month away, she remains ahead ...

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Revolutionary War Heroes of Missouri and Kansas

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On Independence Day, Americans celebrate the heroes who fought for freedom and independence from England. But there may be history you are not familiar with, and the Revolutionary War heroes who brought ...

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Local pro-life clinics step up security in wake of growing attacks

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Pro-life organizations, including women’s clinics, are increasing security in response to violent attacks after Roe v. Wade was found unconstitutional. In Missouri and Kansas, pro-life groups are working with police and scheduling ...

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Kansas City named #1 city for work and play

Forget New York, LA or Vienna. Kansas City has been named the best city in the world to work during the day and explore in the evenings and on weekends. Notably, it ...

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What is Missouri’s new pro-life ‘trigger law?’

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So-called “trigger laws” have gone into effect in several states with the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.  They are called trigger laws because they were designed to go into effect ...

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Amtrak derailment leaves 3 dead 100 miles from Kansas City

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Authorities have now confirmed three people died in an Amtrak train derailment 100 miles northeast of Kansas City, Missouri. Dozens are injured and many remain in regional hospitals as of Tuesday. Eight ...

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Missouri ends most abortions moments after Supreme Court overturns Roe

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Missouri became the latest state on Friday to end the killing of an unborn child with the activation of the state’s “trigger law.” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican, signed an opinion ...

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Hobby Lobby’s Green family donates  $10 million to Evangel University

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The Green family, which owns Hobby Lobby and Mardel bookstores, this week donated $10 million to Evangel University in Springfield. The funds will support several initiatives, including the complete renovation of a ...

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Officials confirm tornado outbreak on Wednesday morning

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The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has now determined that a tornado outbreak occurred as four twisters ripped through the Kansas City metro early Wednesday morning. The assessment comes as officials ...

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Woke investment firms present risk to conservative states, Missouri treasurer says

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Progressive environmental, social and governance metrics are giving investment funds an excuse to discriminate against states with conservative values. Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick expressed concern over ESG funds condemning states with pro-life ...

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Thousands sign petition asking Kanakuk Kamps to waive non-disclosure agreements

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The fallout from sexual abuse allegations against Kanakuk Kamps near Branson continues. More than 26,121 people have signed a petition asking the organization to release dozens of victims and their families from ...

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Churches cutting ties to Kanakuk Kamps over massive sex abuse scandal

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First Baptist Church in West Plains, Mo., has cut ties with Kanakuk Kamps near Branson because of the way it handled concerns about sexual abuse of campers. The announcement comes as churches ...

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New Missouri law prevents pharmacists from questioning certain COVID-19 treatments

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Missouri doctors would be protected for prescribing ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine as treatments under a bill passed by the Legislature late in the session. The measure that would put this rule into effect ...

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