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MO Supreme Court to hear Planned Parenthood arguments for taxpayer money

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The Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday morning in Jefferson City in a key case involving the Planned Parenthood of St. Louis’s legal dispute to force the State of Missouri ...

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Incoming Missouri House education chair is supporter of school choice

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Proponents of school choice again will have an ally in Jefferson City during the 2020 legislative session. The new Missouri House education committee chairman is focused on educational choice and says the ...

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Pro-life lawyer Sarah Pitlyk latest Trump nominee confirmed as Federal Judge

The U.S. Senate confirmed a pro-life lawyer, Sarah E. Pitlyk, to a lifetime appointment as a federal judge in the Eastern District of Missouri. She joins more than 160 federal judicial nominees ...

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmidt supports Cameron School District in prayer controversy

The Cameron, Mo., football team recently came under fire from the Freedom from Religion Foundation because of prayers at its games. The Missouri attorney general this week offered his support to the ...

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Protests at University of Missouri in 2015 helped foster rise of conservative organizations

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Physics teaches that every action causes an opposite reaction. That may be the case with the protests that roiled the University of Missouri campus in 2015. Reaction to the protests is one ...

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Several local communities rank high in survey of family-friendly Missouri cities

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Missouri boasts a number of great places to raise a family, but its two largest cities are not among them. Kansas City ranked 71st in a recent WalletHub survey, while St. Louis ...

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Episcopal Diocese of Missouri elects gay married man as bishop

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The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri last weekend elected a gay married man as its next leader. The vote was held during the annual convocation at Christ Church in St. Louis. Appearing by ...

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Columbia man sentenced to federal prison for Molotov cocktail attack on Planned Parenthood

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Wesley Brian Kaster of Columbia, Mo. will face five to 21 years in prison after admitting that he threw a Molotov cocktail inside the Columbia Planned Parenthood building in February. He entered ...

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Alec gets his dying wish for sports car funeral procession

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The last dying wish of Missouri teenager Alec Ingram has been granted by his loving community. Ingram was diagnosed in 2015 with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that he bravely ...

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Congress hears testimony about abortion in Missouri

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Missouri is back in the spotlight in the national debate over abortion. During a congressional hearing in Washington last week, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) said, “Big Brother has come to Missouri” and ...

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Some Missouri foster children may need mental health services, expert testifies

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Many churches in the Kansas City area have established programs to help families become foster parents. The need is great, with nearly 14,000 children in the state’s foster care system. Some of ...

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‘Garden of Eden’ just north of Kansas City, according to Mormon tradition

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Different religions have their own sacred  spaces. Though most Mormons may not even know it, one of theirs is just a short drive north of Kansas City. It’s the “Garden of Eden.” ...

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Cameron, Mo., football coach under fire for prayers at games

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Another football team is under scrutiny for its coach-led prayers. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) said it received a complaint from someone in the Cameron, Mo., community concerning the alleged actions ...

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Missouri Baptists address restoration and reconciliation at annual meeting

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Restoration and reconciliation were the themes of the recent annual meeting of Missouri Baptists in Branson. “We have come to celebrate restoration,” said John Yeats, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention ...

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Recent news stories about abortion monitoring in Missouri based on incorrect information

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Misinformation continues to cloud the debate over abortion in Missouri. An article by Michael J. New in National Review tried to clear up several false facts by national media. Contrary to media reports, ...

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St. Louis faith leaders push for changes in Missouri juvenile sentencing guidelines

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Seventeen-year-old offenders automatically are prosecuted as adults in Missouri. A group of faith leaders is trying to change that and give prosecutors discretion in filing charges against juvenile suspects, according to KSDK-TV. ...

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Survey finds success for graduates of Adult and Teen Challenge addiction program

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A landmark survey confirms the success of the faith-based Adult and Teen Challenge USA addiction recovery program.  The survey coordinated a measured the effectiveness of the Adult and Teen Challenge program by assessing the well-being ...

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Wife of American pastor arrested in India says his only crime is living for Jesus

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An American pastor from Tennessee is stranded in India after being arrested as he attempted to travel home to the United States. Bryan Nerren, leader of the International House of Prayer Ministries in ...

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Missouri attorney general wrapping up criminal referrals for abuse by priests

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is completing a dozen referrals of former priests for criminal prosecution, he announced last week. “We issued the report about a month ago with our findings and ...

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Panel says hyperloop test track in Missouri could cost $500 million

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Will Missourians support the controversial hyperloop linking the state’s two largest cities? That’s the hope of a blue ribbon panel charged with investigating the idea. An announcement Monday afternoon by House Speaker ...

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Missouri legislature continues to debate sports wagering

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Companies that stand to gain the most from legal sports wagering in Missouri testified before the state legislature in Jefferson City last week. Sports betting only at land-based facilities such as casinos ...

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Missouri representative hopes to make it easier to become foster parents by speeding up training

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Nearly 14,000 children currently are in the Missouri foster care system. Finding and training foster parents willing to give them loving homes seems to be a never-ending challenge. State Rep. Hannah Kelly, ...

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University of Missouri backs off ultimatum made to The Crossing church after sermon controversy

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The fallout continues from the decision by Ragtag Cinema and the True/False Film Festival in Columbia to cut ties with The Crossing church because of a recent sermon about gender. The University ...

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Missouri has now tested almost all of its backlog of rape kits

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Missouri Republicans have successfully fulfilled a promise to the state’s sexual assault victims to test the huge backlog of rape kits that existed for over a decade. They’ve also secured some Federal ...

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Columbia theater and film festival breaks ties with The Crossing church over gender teaching

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The True False Film Festival and Ragtag Cinema in Columbia have broken ties with The Crossing Church because of disagreement over a sermon about gender. “After ten years… Ragtag Film Society must ...

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