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We are the champions: Missouri recognizes largest trees in state

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Missouri is home to not only Super Bowl and World Series champions, but also to championship trees. Since 1968 the Department of Conservation has maintained a list of state champion trees, which ...

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Joplin church produces movie on impact of pornography

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One surefire way to promote a quality movie for Christians is to make it yourself. This is just what Journey Church, a Southern Baptist congregation in Joplin, is doing. The church’s Light ...

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Governor, attorney general urge passage of anti-trafficking bills by end of session

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Missouri has the fourth-highest human trafficking rate in the nation, and legislators hope to address the issue before the current legislative session ends. “People’s lives, especially the lives of children, are being ...

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Fallout far from over after Stronger Men’s Conference


The war of words between Pastor John Lindell of James River Church and guest speaker Marik Driscoll over the recent Stronger Men’s Conference in Springfield continues to simmer. The controversy began when ...

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Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

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The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) semi-annual Drug Take Back Day will be held Saturday, April 27, 2024. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a majority of individuals who ...

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Kansas City mayor welcomes illegal immigrants drawing fire from Missouri AG

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Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey has blasted Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas for saying immigrants who enter the country illegally through the southern border are welcome to come to the city. Lucas ...

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John Lindell, Mark Driscoll reconcile but comments spark further controversy

The Stronger Men’s Conference in Springfield last weekend made national headlines when speaker Mark Driscoll rebuked what he called the “Jezebel spirit.” Although John Lindell, pastor of conference sponsor James River Church, ...

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Church plant in Columbia reaches secularized student population

Church planter Colby Corsaut has found his latest mission field on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. “As a missiologist, it was pretty shocking to look at the city and see ...

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Extra precautions needed as Missouri hits top 10 in car thefts

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Missouri has earned the unenviable ranking of No. 10 in the nation in vehicle thefts. More than 27,000 cards and trucks were stolen last year, according to the non-profit National Insurance Crime ...

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Springfield men’s conference kicks out Mark Driscoll for criticizing “stripper” pole

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Pastor Mark Driscoll, a guest speaker at a Springfield, Mo. men’s conference, was kicked off stage after comparing a sword-swallowing entertainment act to a stripper’s pole. The Stronger Men’s Conference is organized ...

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Spring in Missouri and Kansas means morel mushroom season


The spring hunting season has arrived in Kansas and Missouri – except people are hunting not for wild game but morel mushrooms. “It looks like we are settling in for some warmer, ...

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MO bill names Branson ‘Live Entertainment Capital’ of Missouri

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The Missouri House last week voted to name Branson the Live Entertainment Capital of Missouri. The city has more than 100 live entertainment venues, according to Branson.com and sees almost 8 million ...

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Missouri teachers quit over student behavior, stress

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Seven in 10 Missouri teachers have seriously considered leaving their profession, a survey from the Missouri State Teachers Association found. The main reasons are stress, student behavior and lack of pay, association ...

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Solar eclipse could see record crowds descend on Missouri


Almost 500,000 Missouri will be in the path of the solar eclipse on April 8.   Some reports say that one million people from other parts of the state, as well as visitors ...

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What’s most popular Easter candy in Kansas, Missouri?

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Thirty-one percent of Americans say Easter is their favorite holiday candy, followed by Halloween candy (29 percent) and Christmas candy (24 percent). When it comes to Easter candy in Missouri and Kansas, ...

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What’s the most popular dog name in Kansas and Missouri?            


In honor of National Puppy Day on Saturday, March 23, a dog daycare company has surveyed Americans on their favorite dog names. Nationwide, the top 10 names are Luna, Charlie, Bella, Lucy, ...

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Proposed Missouri pro-abortion constitutional amendment falls short in poll

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Efforts by pro-life groups to educate Missourians about a pro-abortion amendment to the state constitution may be paying off. A new poll reveals the amendment to enshrine unlimited abortion up to birth ...

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Illegal immigrant arrested for stabbing at Missouri laundromat

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Police in the St. Louis suburb of O’Fallon have arrested Jose Barrera for stabbing two people at a laundromat. Barrera attacked the first victim after the pair engaged in a verbal exchange ...

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Supreme Court hears Missouri election speech case

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The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard arguments in the case of Murthy v. Missouri, which some observers believe could affect conversations about the 2024 election The justices will decide if a ...

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Outrage after governor commutes prison sentence of Andy Reid’s son

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson continues to face backlash after his controversial decision to commute the prison sentence of Britt Reid, a former Chiefs assistant coach and son of head coach Andy Reid. ...

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Missouri case about religious exclusion from juries

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In a case from Missouri, the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week declined to decide if jurors can be excluded on the basis of religion. The case involved a state agency’s attempt ...

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Former Missouri Governor collects $60K working for Chinese communists

A former governor of Missouri, Bob Holden Jr., collected a $60,000 salary for part-time work with a nonprofit attempting to influence local governments in favor of the Chinese communist regime. Holden, a ...

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Missouri Republican caucus is Saturday, Dems vote in late March

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Missouri Republicans will hold their presidential caucus on Saturday. Residents must have been registered to vote by February 19 to participate. Democrats head to the polls for a primary later in March. ...

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Attacks on U.S. churches up 800% since 2020

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Attacks against U.S. churches are up 800% since 2020 and more than doubled last year, according to the latest Hostility Against Churches report from the Family Research Council. It has revealed an ...

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Missouri Baptists raise over $900,000 to fund Great Commission

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Missouri Baptists donated more than $900,000 to state missions through the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering (MMO) for the second consecutive year. MMO receipts in 2023, which are disbursed in 2024, ...

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