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From police reform to expanded mail-in ballots, the Missouri Senate prepares for 2021 session

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Like everyone else, the Missouri Senate is eager for 2021 to arrive. These are some of the pre-filed bills that will be addressed in the upcoming legislative session. The session will cover ...

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Missouri helps lead the way as U.S. abortion rate declines

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Missouri had the second-lowest abortion rate in the nation in 2018, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The state’s abortion rate dropped by 35 percent between ...

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Hawley, other leaders criticize Obama over remarks about evangelical Hispanics

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Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley is among the Christian leaders who are responding to former President Barack Obama and his remarks about evangelical Hispanics who voted for Donald Trump. “Ah yes, those Hispanic ...

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Kansas and Missouri earn low grades in latest March of Dimes report card

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Missouri and Kansas do not fare well in the March of Dimes’ 2020 report card. The preterm birth rate in Kansas is 10.1 percent, earning it a grade of C+. Missouri comes ...

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Jefferson City rally supports Trump 2020 election challenges

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Missourians have joined a growing movement across the nation rallying against alleged ballot fraud and equal protection failures in the 2020 election. A rally took place in Jefferson City, Missouri, where voters ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley criticizes Kansas City Star for misleading story about his new home

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A “Kansas City Star” story this week criticized Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley for living at his sister’s house while in Missouri as he builds a new home for his family. Bryan Lowry, ...

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Kansas and Missouri in bottom half of most charitable states: study

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As the giving seasons begins, Missouri and Kansas have a ways to go to catch up with the most charitable states in the nation. Missouri ranked No. 24 and Kansas came in ...

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Progressive news site with ties to George Soros launches in Missouri

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“The Independent,” a news site that launched in Missouri before the election, is funding by politically liberal organizations, Chris Vas wrote in an opinion column in “The Missouri Times.” “`The Independent’ isn’t ...

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White House Coronavirus Taskforce places Missouri in red zone for COVID-19

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Missouri is in the red zone for COVID-19, according to the latest report from the White House Coronavirus Taskforce. This means there are 101 or more new cases per 100,00 population. In ...

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Missouri House postpones bus tour after senator gets COVID-19

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The Missouri House has postponed its two-week statewide bus tour for new members after a senator and staff member tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. “Out of an abundance of caution and ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley introduces bill to protect election integrity

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley wants to make sure that the confusion surrounding this year’s election doesn’t happen again. Earlier this week, he introduced the Protect Election Integrity Act of 2020. “The ...

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Missouri COVID liability legislation to include churches

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson plans to expand the current special legislative session to include COVID-19 liability, which will also cover churches. The proposed legislation provides liability protection relating to a declared state ...

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Missouri officials ready to begin vaccinations when approved

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There’s a Missouri connection to the Pfizer effort on combating Covid. If the company’s promising new coronavirus vaccine is approved, Missouri health officials are ready to begin vaccinations immediately. Dr. Randal Williams, ...

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Orrick Christian Church honors vets in KC with donation

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With Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, attention is turning to honoring those who have made our freedoms possible – our vets. One church is having a big impact in the life ...

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Chinese company could own part of Kansas City International Airport

A Communist Chinese-owned company could take over passenger boarding bridges at the Kansas City International Airport. The move concerns Missouri and Kansas U.S. Senate and Congressional leaders and they’re urging the Kansas ...

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Ministries overcome COVID to serve adoption, foster kids and women

As COVID spread this year, adoption, foster care and pro-life counseling ministries met the crisis with faith and changes to their day-to-day operations. “The pandemic has definitely made a challenging work even ...

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Seven in 10 Jackson County voters reject removal of Andrew Jackson statues

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Two statues of Andrew Jackson will remain standing in the county named after him. Jackson County voters rejected the measure to remove both the downtown statue and the one outside the Truman ...

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Some Missouri races close, while others a blow-out

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A number of candidates and issues on the Missouri ballot turned out to be nail-biters while other races and issues surprised political pundits. One of those was a ballot measure to remove ...

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Veterans Hall of Fame inducts first class at state capitol

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Veterans Day is fast approaching, and Missouri honored several of its heroes last week with induction to the Veterans Hall of Fame last week in Jefferson City. Joseph Frank, an Army veteran ...

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Absentee ballots could cause long Missouri election night

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A Missouri political science professors is expecting a long election night as absentee votes are counted. In previous elections, Missouri counties posted absentee ballot results first. For Tuesday’s general election, that practice ...

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Election officials gearing up for expected high turnout

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Missouri officials are preparing for a challenging Election Day on November 3 because of some Covid restrictions and expected high voter turnout. Tammy Brown, director of the Jackson County Election Board, said ...

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Five men arrested in Oak Grove as part of sex trafficking sting

Five men were arrested in Oak Grove as part of an effort to crack down on sex trafficking in Missouri. Authorities said 10 women were contacted and offered victim services, including food, ...

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Greetings from Springfield, your fall getaway destination

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With a summer that most agree passed too quickly, many people feel cheated in their passion for travel this year. If you feel the same, you’re not alone. But have hope! There’s ...

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Parson’s former chief of staff denounces Democrat TV ad that used his image

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Martin “Bub” Hohulin, former chief of staff to Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, said the Democratic Governors Association used footage of him in a TV commercial without his permission “Nobody asked my permission ...

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VOTER GUIDE: 5th District race between Derks and Cleaver

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The Obama-Biden ticket campaigned on a promise to fundamentally change America. Ryan Derks believes that change is well under way – and it’s not for the better. “This is much bigger than ...

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