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Congressman discusses benefits of stimulus package

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The massive stimulus package passed by Congress last week will help small businesses keep employees on the payroll, according to Rep. Sam Graves. “And as long as they continue to keep them ...

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Faith groups call for releasing prison inmates during pandemic

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The close quarters of Missouri jails and prisons presents a high risk for the transmission of the coronavirus. Faith leaders joined other groups in calling for many of these inmates to be ...

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Missouri National Guard called up, begins deployment

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Missouri’s National Guard has is being mobilized across the state. Governor Mike Parson Friday signed the executive order to begin the full call up of the Missouri National Guard to assist with ...

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‘Church at the Drive-In’ idea is revived

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Churches across Missouri are finding creative ways to stay connected with their members, and one idea is by holding church at the drive-in theatre. Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Potosi is meeting ...

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Missouri lawmakers argue over funding for coronavirus response

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Missouri lawmakers are sparring over an emergency spending plan passed by the House. The plan includes $33 million in federal funds and also frees up another $7 million in state funding that ...

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Guidelines for Kansas City’s stay-at-home order

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Beginning Monday Night at midnight, Kansas City and most suburbs will enter into a mandatory stay-at-home order. Below is the official announcement with guidelines and instructions from Mayor Quintin Lucas. Kansas City ...

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Missouri coronavirus cases jump 60% in one day

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The number of coronavirus cases in Missouri grew by 60% in one day giving health officials concern that the virus is now spreading person-to-person. The figures were released just as the Jackson ...

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Senator shares encouraging scripture to calm virus fears      

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Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is using his daily Twitter messages to share scripture as well as updates on the virus threat the world faces. Earlier this week, he tweeted Joshua 1:9: “Be ...

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Missouri establishes hotline for residents with coronavirus questions

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News about coronavirus is changing on a daily basis. Missouri residents now have a convenient source to find the latest information and find answers to their questions. The Missouri Department of Health ...

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Police officer among 4 murdered at Springfield gas station

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Four people are dead, including a police officer, at the hands of a gunman who then turned the weapon on himself. The incident occured at a Springfield, MO convenience store. Officers Christopher ...

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Missouri declares state emergency over coronavirus

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Missouri followed other states on Friday when Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency. The action came in response to two more presumptive positive cases, bringing the total to four ...

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Ashcroft to headline pro-life rally in Jefferson City Tuesday

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Former US Attorney General John Ashcroft will be the featured speaker at Missouri’s primary Pro-life event on Tuesday. Missourians are expected to show up in large numbers on Tuesday, March 10 for ...

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Missouri bill would require schools to notify parents about sexual material in classroom

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A bill being considered in the Missouri Legislature would require public school districts to inform parents if sexually oriented material is being taught. The Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee is ...

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Missouri lawmakers plan for potential coronavirus threat

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Missouri legislators are attempting to get ahead of the curve as the coronavirus threat continues to spread globally. Although there have been no confirmed cases in Missouri so far, 60 individuals are ...

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Prayer walk planned before drag queen library protest at capitol

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Concerned Women for America is holding prayer walk in the Missouri capitol rotunda before and during a drag queen protest on Saturday. CWA is supporting the public’s right to influence library programming ...

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Missouri bill to give private and public schools same minimum wage exemption

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The Missouri House this week passed a bill that would exempt religious and private schools from the state’s minimum-wage law. In 2018, Missouri voters approved incrementally raising the state’s minimum wage to ...

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Missouri House committee may vote this week on transgender athlete bill

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Student athletes would have to participate in sports based on their biological sex under a proposed transgender bill in the Missouri House. The General Laws Committee could vote on the bill this ...

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Branson ministry helps employees through slow season

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Branson attractions and businesses hire thousands of workers to meet the high demand during peak tourist season. But when things slow down during the off season, one ministry is stepping in to ...

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Missouri 23rd, Kansas 37th in rankings of most “sinful” states

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Let the state that is without sin cast the first stone. Missouri is the 23rd most sinful state in the nation, according to a WalletHub survey, while Kansas comes in at No. ...

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Missouri Catholic priest to be arraigned Thursday on multiple sexual-abuse charges

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A retired Catholic priest from southern Missouri will be arraigned on Thursday on four sex-related felonies involving minors. Frederick Joseph Lutz, 76, was arrested Wednesday in Springfield, where he now lives. Russell ...

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Bill in Missouri Legislature would redefine marriage as a civil union

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A Missouri state representative is drawing fire from both sides of the political spectrum over his bill that would change the legal definition of marriage to that of a civil union. Supporters ...

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Former Gov. Eric Greitens cleared of all ethics violations

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After a 20-month investigation, the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) on Thursday released an order exonerating former Governor Eric Greitens. They found “no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Eric Greitens.” ...

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Poll shows Gov. Mike Parson with huge lead over Democrat Nicole Galloway

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Republican incumbent Mike Parson has opened a large lead over Democratic challenger Nicole Galloway in the race for Missouri governor. A new poll commissioned by the Uniting Missouri PAC, which supports Parson, shows ...

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‘Fixer’ for Catholic Church discusses how he cleaned up Missouri abuse cases

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A former monk, who describes himself as a “fixer” for the Catholic Church, said his job was to clean up messes left by reports of sexual abuse in Missouri. “Every one of ...

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Bill aims to ban sex offenders from Missouri Conservation areas

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Should registered sex offenders be banned from conservation areas? That’s the aim of a bill put forth by one Missouri legislator. State Rep. Hannah Kelly, R-Mountain Grove, chairs the House Subcommittee on ...

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