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Kansas City-area family sues park rangers for false arrest in Yellowstone

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A Kansas City area Family’s vacation in Yellowstone National Park ended by being held at gunpoint by Park Rangers. The incident has led to a lawsuit claiming rangers and Wyoming sheriff’s deputies ...

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What successful people with disabilities can teach us about victimhood

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Take a second or two to think about successful people with disabilities. How many names from the fields of politics, sports, music, business, science or from movies – dead or alive – ...

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Our founding fathers knew: Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty

Besides Christmas, Independence Day is my favorite time of the year!  I love celebrating the birth of our country, liberty, and our founding fathers! My love of country and patriotism comes from ...

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Free event Monday night will discuss Critical Race Theory in local schools

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Is Critical Race Theory invading your public schools? Why should you be concerned? Those questions will be addressed at a public forum Monday evening, May 17. “Critical Race Theory Exposed” will delve ...

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How childhood play enriches education

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When I was a kid, my parents let me play. I grew up homeschooled, so I had more time than other kids—the bulk of which was spent running wild. I did do ...

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Seven in 10 Jackson County voters reject removal of Andrew Jackson statues

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Two statues of Andrew Jackson will remain standing in the county named after him. Jackson County voters rejected the measure to remove both the downtown statue and the one outside the Truman ...

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War between Christian Armenia, Muslim Azerbaijan risks pitting Russia and Turkey in larger conflict

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Christian Armenia and Muslim Azerbaijan are at war and both Europe and Russia have reached out to the Trump administration for assistance to stop it. Diplomats from Washington to Moscow to Paris ...

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CVS Health offers drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at 12 area locations

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CVS Health on Friday will open 22 new drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites across Missouri, including 12 in the Kansas City area. These new sites will use self-swab tests and deliver on the ...

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Free COVID-19 testing available to Missouri residents

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Free COVID-19 testing is available until 7 p.m. this evening at the Cable Dahmer Arena, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway in Independence. Missouri residency is the only requirement. Individuals do not have ...

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Guidelines for Kansas City’s stay-at-home order

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Beginning Monday Night at midnight, Kansas City and most suburbs will enter into a mandatory stay-at-home order. Below is the official announcement with guidelines and instructions from Mayor Quintin Lucas. Kansas City ...

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Oliver North draws parallels to 1775 in new book

They say history repeats itself. That’s never seemed to be more true, according to a new book by Col. Oliver North who says it puts things in perspective. “Our nation’s capital is ...

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Kansas City area Christian schools plan open house dates

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If you are in the Kansas City region, you know that open houses have begun for area private Christian and parochial schools. Check out these open house dates for upcoming events and ...

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Missouri offers numerous choices for celebrating Christmas season

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Missourians don’t have to travel far to get into the Christmas spirit. The website OnlyInYourState.com offers these suggestions for cities in the Show-Me State. St. Charles celebrates the holidays in a huge ...

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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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Tips for seniors to ensure healthy road trips

When thinking about road trips, you might envision college kids heading on adventures, but older adults take road trips, too, according to a recent survey by Cigna. Travel is a top priority ...

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Dwight and Anita Widaman to talk about Israel at October 12 event

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Metro Voice publishers Dwight and Anita Widaman will be the guests of Calvary Baptist Church – Independence on Saturday, Oct. 12 for a special presentation titled, “Israel–See Beyond.” The free event will ...

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Civil War cannonball discovered lodged in cut-down Independence tree

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The owner of a local tree cutting service discovered a hidden gem inside a tree he cut down on a historic property in Independence. The cannonball he found dates back to the ...

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Israel uses solar in plan to gain energy independence

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Israel is hoping to become a world leader in per capita net energy produced by renewable means. The country of almost 9 million officially marked the starting of operations of the nation’s ...

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Queen approves Boris Johnson suspending Parliament

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has received Queen Elizabeth II’s agreement to suspend Parliament until mid-October, just a few weeks before the Brexit deadline. His opponents are calling it a maneuver to ...

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Sears is closing Independence, other Missouri stores

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Sears is closing 26 Sears and Kmart stores in October including three Sears locations in Missouri. The company plans to close its locations in Cape Girardeau, the St. Louis suburb of St. Peters, and ...

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Area National Day of Prayer locations announced

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National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 2, and area locations have been announced. Across the nation this solemn event will be attended by hundreds of thousands of Christians. The ...

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What is Home Care about? Company shares their philosophy

This past Summer, Phoenix Home Care and Hospice cut the ribbon on its new Topeka location at 2945 SW Wanamaker Drive. Phoenix also has locations in Wichita and Lebanon, Kansas, as well ...

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LIFE LESSONS FROM A LITTLE ONE – Dependency

A highly unusual independent streak has overtaken my son. While his strong will has always equipped him with independence in thinking – and debating – he’s definitely still more interested in being ...

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Free Christian K-12 education expo helps parents decide

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Do you have questions about private education? Wondering what options are available to you or someone you know? Metro Voice will host its 21st Annual Midwest Christian K-12 Education Expo Saturday, March ...

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Christian Education Expo March 2

Metro Voice will host its 21st Annual Midwest Christian Education & College Expo Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event has been attended by tens of thousands ...

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