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Jackson County Executive encourages discussions among those who disagree

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Jackson County Executive Frank White encourages Missourians to talk with others about the issues that are dividing the nation. “I think the thing to do if you live in a community where ...

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Gov. Mike Parson announces phase two of Missouri reopening plan

Gov. Mike Parson says the state of Missouri is open for business – or at least closer than it has been since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. As of Tuesday, the ...

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Funeral homes struggle with Covid-19 gear and regulations

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Countless organizations and individuals have stepped up to meet the needs of the state’s first responders during the Covid-19 pandemic. Less attention has been paid to the last responders – the state’s ...

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After 25 deaths since March, Kansas City relaxes several COVID-19 restrictions

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Mayor Quinton Lucas has eased several COVID-19 restrictions in Kansas City, Mo. New rules for bars, restaurants and businesses will be in effect through July 5. The city has experienced just 25 ...

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Nobel Prize-winning scientist questions value of coronavirus lockdown

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As local churches work to reopen, many people are questioning the value of the lockdown, which took a heavy toll on the economy. A Nobel Prize-winning scientist, who correctly predicted in the ...

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Isolation, quarantine, executive orders and the constitution

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Overwhelmed by all the news coming out about the new coronavirus, including isolation, quarantine, executive orders and the like? This article attempts to place the coronavirus pandemic and recent executive orders by ...

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How to protect seniors against coronavirus

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How do you protect seniors, who are known to be more at risk of serious illness due to coronavirus, especially those with pre-existing conditions and those who are immune compromised? The majority ...

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Americans maintain faith in God throughout pandemic, study finds

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Although Americans have not been able to meet in churches for several months, their faith in God remains strong. That is one of the key findings of a recent survey by UChicago ...

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Shawnee County tweaks the ‘modified phase 2’ recovery plan

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The state “modified Phase 2” recovery plan that goes into effect this Friday is subject to change county-by-county because the order allows each county to impose equal or more stringent restrictions. UPDATE: ...

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Shawnee County Health Department offers Drive-Through COVID-19 testing

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The Shawnee County Health Department (SCHD) in partnership with USD 501 – Topeka Public Schools is now offering Drive-Through COVID-19 testing. The service is offered by appointment for uninsured individuals at no ...

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Kelly to move Kansas into ‘modified Phase 2’ of recovery plan

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Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday that Kansas is ready to enter the second phase of a recovery plan for its economy. The “modified Phase 2” plan will start Friday, May 22, and ...

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Governor Kelly slows Kansas reopening; limits to go into late June

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Kansas’ Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday slowed down the Kansas reopening of the economy, ordering bars, nightclubs, casinos and bowling alleys to remain closed through the end of the month and ...

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Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute studying effects of COVID-19 on heart patients

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Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City this week will begin collaborating on a study to determine the effects of COVID-19 on patients with pre-existing heart conditions. George Clinical, whose U.S. ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Putting things in perspective

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Like many of you, I was preparing for the Big 12 tournament and a great month of college basketball and then the beginning of baseball season when it all came to a ...

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Churches will receive guidance under Parson’s plan to open Missouri

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Missouri churches will receive guidance for reopening in his statewide plan, Gov. Mike Parson said on Friday. Parson said during a news conference that Missourians have “stepped up to do their part” ...

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B-2 Stealth Bomber performs flyover to honor medical facilities

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Whiteman Air Force Base pilots flew over medical facilities in Kansas City on Tuesday to honor and express gratitude for all medical and health-care professionals, essential employees and volunteers in the fight ...

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