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San Francisco voters recall soft-on-crime district attorney

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The backlash against the progressive agenda continues, even in liberal parts of the country. On Tuesday, San Francisco voters recalled District Attorney Chesa Boudin, in part because of his handling of rising ...

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Kansas City as 51st best place to live

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The Kansas City area is the 51st-best place to live in the United States, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report. “Kansas City, Missouri, is no flyover Cowtown,” ...

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Mayor Quinton Lucas to pray at local National Day of Prayer event

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas will join the National Day of Prayer service on the Country Club Plaza at Noon today. The gathering will take place at the JC Nichols fountain. Lucas ...

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Josh Duggar will face sentencing in April for child porn conviction

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Former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who was convicted last year of federal child pornography charges, will appear in court for sentencing in April. Duggar was featured on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting.” ...

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Topeka bucks national trends with 25% decline in local crime

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Amid national reports in 2021 of record-setting crime rates in the U.S., Topeka achieved its lowest homicide rate in five years. According to the Topeka Police Department’s 2021 year-end report, the capital city ...

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Missouri Democratic Rep. Cori Bush won’t give up defunding police

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Missouri’s member of the Squad, Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of St. Louis, is standing firm on her commitment to defunding the police. “I always tell [fellow Democrats], ‘If you all had fixed ...

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How one young woman brought ‘black minds’ to the school debate

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Why ‘Black Minds Matter’ could be a game-changer for families in struggling schools. Growing up on the east side of Jacksonville, Florida, the daughter of a teenage mother, Denisha Merriweather was failing. ...

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Greek Orthodox Church accuses fringe groups of trying to drive it from Jerusalem

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Radical fringe groups in Israel are trying to drive the Greek Orthodox Church out of Jerusalem, according to the local head of the church. “Our presence in Jerusalem is under threat,” Theophilos ...

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Changing shopping habits, crime force retailers to close in 2022

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Shoppers may find that some of their favorite retailers may no longer be around in the new year. Several have announced the closure of locations in various cities, citing a number of factors, ...

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Jury hears closing arguments in trial over death of Ahmaud Arbery

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A jury on Monday heard closing arguments in the trial of three Georgia men charged in the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery. After 10 days of witness testimony, prosecutors said during closing arguments ...

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Columbia, Mo. tackles its violent crime as elections loom

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Columbia is gaining a reputation as one of Missouri’s most violent cities. The deep blue city, an outlier in an otherwise deep red central part of the state, has dealt with a ...

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Research finds that daylight saving time is not worth the trouble

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Last week the sun was shining during my commute home from work. But after the yearly “fall back”  on Sunday that ended daylight saving time with our clocks moved an hour earlier, ...

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Group pushes to legalize recreational marijuana use in Missouri

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Missouri could become the new Colorado if a newly filed ballot measure legalizing recreational use of marijuana passes. Legal Missouri 2022, a statewide coalition, filed the initiative seeking to legalize recreational marijuana ...

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Neighbors blame church outreach for increased crime

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Mount Washington Missionary Baptist Church is finding that no good deed goes unpunished. Several people who live in the neighborhood said the church is creating a dangerous crime situation from squatters, break-ins, ...

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Josh Hawley introduces bill to add 100,000 police officers

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The nation would hire an additional 100,000 police officers under a new bill sponsored by Senator Josh Hawley. According to a press release from the lawmaker’s office, the resolution is intended to “boost ...

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St. Louis sues state over new Second Amendment Protection Act

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St. Louis and St. Louis County have filed a lawsuit to block Missouri’s recently enacted Second Amendment Protection Act. The lawsuit asks the court to declare the new law unconstitutional on both ...

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Missouri nurse attacked in New York returns home

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A young nurse from St. Louis traveled to New York this week to be a Good Samaritan. Instead, she ended up being an assault victim. Taylor Dowling, who was planning on joining ...

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Congress gets bodyguards paid for by campaigns

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After hours of often contentious debate, members of Congress can now use campaign money to pay for bodyguards. The decision came down from Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Thursday. Under the new ...

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Minister who forgave his attacker launches ‘Safe Haven’ for youth

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“I forgave the man who shot me,” Anthony White recalls of his chance encounter with the attacker who two years earlier had pulled the trigger. It was 2002 and White was walking ...

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Legislation would expand gambling in Missouri

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Gambling will continue to be a hot issue when the Missouri legislature reconvenes in January, with several bills ready to be debated. Republican Sens. Denny Hoskins, Tony Luetkemeyer and Caleb Rowden pre-filed legislation ...

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American missionaries murdered in Haiti

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A Florida television station is reporting that two American missionaries have been murdered in Haiti. Pastor Jean Philippe Quetant and his wife Erna were gunned down in their home NBC2 in Fort ...

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Law professor attributes soaring homicide rates to “Minneapolis effect”

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Homicides are spiking in major cities across the United States because of what a law professor at the University of Utah calls the “Minneapolis effect.” “These spikes are remarkably large, suddenly appearing ...

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‘God showing up’ – Youth For Christ replaces loneliness with hope in juvenile detention centers

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“I was totally lost, really hopeless and ashamed of what I was doing with my life. I was in a hopeless spot at a time where I didn’t really care what happened ...

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Kansas City Awakening March to coincide with Franklin Graham march in Washington

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“Join your Christian brothers and sisters to cry out for God to bring a spiritual awakening in our city, nation, and the world!” is the call of Bishop John Birmingham. Birmingham and ...

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‘We Back Blue’ march in Kansas City shows support for law enforcement

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On the day two deputy sheriffs were ambushed in Los Angeles, marchers turned out in Kansas City to show their support for law enforcement. About 140 people participated in the We Back ...

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