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Whatever happened to Francis Schaeffer?

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Dr. Francis Schaeffer was one of the most influential figures in evangelical Christianity in the 1970s and 1980s. Young people seeking answers traveled to L’Abri, his home in Switzerland, and millions of ...

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Missouri Legislature passes first gas tax increase in quarter-century

Missourians may finally see some much-needed road infrastructure improvements. The Legislature has passed the first gas and diesel tax increase in over 25 years.  The state currently has one of the lowest ...

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To encourage work, Missouri will end federal unemployment bonus

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced that the state will end participation in all federal pandemic-related unemployment insurance “bonus” programs on June 12. “From conversations with business owners across the state, ...

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Bill providing tax credits for private school scholarships passes Missouri legislature

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The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill that would allow donors to receive tax credits for donations to students to attend private K-12 schools in the state. The bill is awaiting Gov. ...

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Several Missouri Democrats considering run for Blunt Senate seat

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Many people assume that the winner of next year’s Missouri Republican primary will go on to be the next senator. Democrats are hopeful, however, even in the face of polls that show ...

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St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner could lose law license

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Kim Gardner, the controversial George Soros-backed St. Louis Circuit Attorney, acted unethically and faced disciplinary actions. That info was revealed in a case list (pdf) posted on a Missouri State website. Gardner ...

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Missouri lawmakers race to pass LGBTQ bill many say is disastrous for churches

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A group of Missouri lawmakers is trying to pass LGBTQ discrimination bills before the session ends next month that some say endangers religious freedom. Last week, a bill adding sexual orientation and ...

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Kansas, Missouri attorneys general act to protect energy independence

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Attorney General Derek Schmidt of Kansas and Eric Schmitt of Missouri have joined with other states in a letter demanding that the federal government abandon ill-defined “social cost” standards of carbon emissions ...

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Racial slur painted on Blue Springs church being investigated

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The Blue Springs Police Department is investigating if a racial slur painted on Capernaum Missionary Baptist Church last weekend is a hate crime or another hoax. “My reaction was it wasn’t really ...

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Missouri pastor saves church member with kidney donation

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A pastor in Osceola, Mo., put his faith into action by donating a kidney to a member of his church. “Well, I think it’s because it’s one of those few opportunities we ...

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Here’s how the census will affect Missouri congressional seats

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Census numbers released Tuesday show primarily Democrat states will lose seats in Congress while red states like Florida, Texas and Montana will gain seats. The numbers show that although much of the ...

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Missouri Congressman Jason Smith to visit Mar-a-Lago as he considers Senate run

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Missouri Congressman Jason Smith, who is considering a campaign for the U.S. Senate, will hold a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago later this month. The invitation lists Gov. Mike Parson, South Dakota Gov. Kristi ...

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Hundreds of events will celebrate Missouri bicentennial

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Missouri Statehood Day on Aug. 10 will mark 200 years since the Missouri Territory became the 24th state of the union. More than 200 bicentennial events are taking place this year, with ...

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Senate candidates Greitens, Schmitt tied in polls

The two declared Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate in 2022 are in a dead heat, according to a recent Remington/MO Scout poll. If the primary election were held today, 40 percent ...

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Missouri considers providing greater choice in public education

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Education bills pending in the Missouri Legislature address charter school expansion, public funding of private schools and homeschooling. The effort comes as the state nears banning the New York Times’ uber-controversial 1619 ...

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‘Every child deserves a family’: Missouri Gov. Parson signs adoption, foster care bills

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Sweeping new adoption and foster bills will help kids find forever homes after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed them into law. HB 429 will allow Missourians who serve as foster ...

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St. Louis attorney who defended home from protestors may run for U.S. Senate

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The St. Louis attorney who made national headlines last summer for using a gun to defend his home from protestors is thinking about running for the U.S. Senate next year. “I can ...

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Missouri House expels member for first time since Civil War

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The Missouri House on Wednesday voted unanimously to expel Rep. Rick Roeber of Lee’s Summit. His House legislative page has already been wiped clean. He allegedly abused his four adult children when ...

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College of the Ozarks suing Biden administration over gender identity regulations

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College of the Ozarks in the Branson area is suing the Biden administration for requiring Christian schools to open their dormitories and showers based on gender identity. The school filed a lawsuit ...

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Missouri health director Williams resigns

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Dr. Randall Williams, who has led Missouri’s COVID-19 strategy, has resigned as director of the Department of Health and Social Services. “Dr. Williams has been a huge asset to Missouri, especially this ...

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Silver Dollar City offers ‘Tasting Passport’ during Street Fest

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In an encouraging sign of the easing of the pandemic and the coming of spring, Silver Dollar City in Branson is open for business. Something new this year is a “Tasting Passport” ...

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Pro-life Missourians rally for Midwest March for Life

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Hundreds of Missourians gathered in Jefferson City on Wednesday for the Midwest March for Life. Jeanne Mancini, president of the national March for Life, said it was among the group’s first marches ...

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Lee’s Summit legislator resigns from Missouri House amid abuse allegations

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Rep. Rick Roeber, who represents Lee’s Summit, has resigned from the Missouri House over abuse allegations. Roeber had been barred from joining the House Republican Caucus before the 2021 legislative session began, ...

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Missouri passes bill making it easier to protect yourself in church

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The Missouri House has approved a bill making it easier for those attending worship services to protect themselves and others from armed intruders. The legislation allows for conceal carry in churches and ...

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Midwest March for Life April 14

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Pro-life individuals from across the state will gather in Jefferson City Wednesday for a march around the Capitol and rally. Sponsored by the Midwest March for Life, Missouri Right to Life and ...

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