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Missouri jobs struggle with continued lockdowns

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The Missouri unemployment rate increased substantially in December, still is showing the effects of lockdowns and decreased economic activity. The seasonally adjusted employment rate increased for the month by 10,400 jobs. The ...

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Cass County counters KC mayor, offers to host Chiefs parade

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Bob Huston has a solution to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas banning a Chiefs parade. Hold it in Cass County, Missouri. Huston, who serves as Cass Presiding Commissioner, made the suggestion in ...

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Jewish groups rebuke Rashida Tlaib for calling Israel racist over vaccinations

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Jewish organizations are criticizing Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan for calling Israel a racist state that deprived her grandmother of the COVID-19 vaccination. “I think it’s really important to understand Israel ...

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Lockdowns causing drug addictions and deaths to skyrocket

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The lockdowns imposed by governments in many parts of the country are taking a toll on recovering addicts and even creating more addictions. Many are struggling even more now because of boredom, ...

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Christian persecution up as governments, extremists leverage Covid restrictions

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Violence, discrimination and oppression surged against the world’s Christians in 2020 according to research by Open Doors USA. Their latest report on persecution lists underlying reasons including the Covid restrictions, more and ...

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Parents challenge vaccine requirements on religious grounds

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While surveys show that 40% of Americans say they may not take the COVID vaccine, parents in Missouri are challenging the state’s mandatory vaccination policy in court. In presentations before a judge ...

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Kansas City extends and revises COVID-19 restrictions

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has extended the city’s state of emergency and updated its restrictions and safety guidelines. The Covid state of emergency will now continue until May 1.  The news ...

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Metro counties in first phase of vaccinations

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Jackson County Missouri and Johnson County Kansas are beginning COVID-19 vaccinations this week. There is no list for the general public to sign up for the vaccine, regardless of the age or ...

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Presidential inauguration will proceed, Sen. Roy Blunt says

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The presidential inauguration will go on as planned despite covid and last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt said. “We will be outside, and just as it was ...

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Palestinian Authority quietly gets vaccine from Israel: report

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While publicly the Palestinian Authority is at verbal war with Israel, privately they’re asking for Covid help. It was revealed this week that the PA secretly asked for and received the COVID-19 ...

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New Missouri House speaker prioritizes education, adoption

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Newly elected Missouri House Speaker Rob Vescovo, a Republican from Arnold, made education a top priority in his address to members on Wednesday. “As a student who struggled, I believe I do ...

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Pro-life group looks at fetal tissue origins of COVID-19 vaccines

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As the approval of three COVID-19 vaccines draws closer, many Christians are asking questions about pro-life implications. Many say that a vaccine that was developed and tested using fetal tissue derived from ...

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Missouri Legislature takes Covid precautions for 2021 session

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The 2021 Missouri legislative session resumes this week, several protocols are in place to address the ongoing pandemic, said Senate President Dave Schatz, “We have people checking temperatures, asking COVID-related questions as ...

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Scotland closes all churches in latest lockdowns

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As of Wednesday, church buildings across Scotland have been shuttered as part of the latest government lockdowns. The restriction, expected to last for “at least four weeks,” affects all of the mainland, ...

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China prevents entry of WHO investigators looking into covid origins

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has accused China of preventing its investigation into the Covid virus and how it spread beyond the borders of the communist nation. International experts have been denied ...

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Rick Warren on Covid lessons for churches

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The COVID pandemic has exposed a flaw in many U.S. churches, Pastor Rick Warren says. “Most churches only have one purpose — worship,” Warren told “Relevant” magazine. “And if you take worship ...

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Worldwide Bible sales increase during pandemic

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Although it’s hard to find positive news during the pandemic, it appears that more people are looking to God for answers. Lifeway Christian Resources, one of the world’s largest providers of Christian ...

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Can employers require workers take a Covid vaccine?

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency in charge of enforcing laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace, on Dec. 16 said that employers can require employees to get vaccinated before entering ...

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Half of households with children concerned about food security for the next month

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The new year would be a good time for churches and individuals to step up to help feed the hungry. Less than half of households with kids in the United State are ...

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Missouri ranks fifth in the nation in economic recovery from pandemic

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The Missouri recovery is full steam ahead as the economy comes back strong from the pandemic. The state had the nation’s fifth-best employment recovery in November, according to a report released last week. ...

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World Health Organization criticizes politicians talking of ‘new’ virus in Britain

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According to news service Rueters, the World Health Organization has warned politicians and health officials about false claims there’s a new and more deadly Covid virus. The WHO stated the virus in ...

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Ruling on church restrictions applauded as win for freedom

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Religious freedom advocates applauded a federal appeals court decision this week that blocked enforcement of Nevada’s pandemic-related restrictions on churches because they treat various secular events and businesses “significantly better” than worship ...

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Survey: 66% of all nursing homes at risk of closing

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A new survey conducted by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has returned startling results. Nursing home providers across the U.S. state the majority are at ...

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Missouri and Kansas finalize plans for distribution of vaccine

The newly approved COVID-19 vaccine, which many are now calling the “Trump Vaccine,” has arrived in Missouri and Kansas. “Today is an exciting day for Missouri as we have received the first ...

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National Cathedral will toll bells 300 times in memory of COVID-19 victims

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The bells of Washington’s National Cathedral will toll 300 times on Tuesday in memory of the 300,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. Cathedral Dean the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith said ...

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