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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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Lee’s Summit gym owner defies Jackson County mask restrictions

Ryan Waters, owner of the Shredd KC gym in Lee’s Summit, doesn’t think much of the mask requirements in Jackson County. In a recent Instagram post, he said he doesn’t require masks ...

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Kansas and Missouri earn low grades in latest March of Dimes report card

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Missouri and Kansas do not fare well in the March of Dimes’ 2020 report card. The preterm birth rate in Kansas is 10.1 percent, earning it a grade of C+. Missouri comes ...

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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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Some Missouri races close, while others a blow-out

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A number of candidates and issues on the Missouri ballot turned out to be nail-biters while other races and issues surprised political pundits. One of those was a ballot measure to remove ...

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Election officials gearing up for expected high turnout

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Missouri officials are preparing for a challenging Election Day on November 3 because of some Covid restrictions and expected high voter turnout. Tammy Brown, director of the Jackson County Election Board, said ...

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Jackson County Health Department reports possible COVID-19 exposure at three local churches

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The Jackson County Health Department announced Monday possible COVID-19 exposures to dozens of people at three area churches this month. In a news release, health officials cited three possible exposures: Connection Point ...

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Judges on Missouri’s ballot for the Nov. 3 election

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Ask any voter what the most frustrating item on a ballot is and they almost always say “the judges.” From the State Supreme Court to your local Circuit Court, there is little ...

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County voters to decide fate of Andrew Jackson statues at courthouses

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Donald Trump is not the only president on the November ballot. Jackson County voters also will decide the outcome of Question 2: “Shall Jackson County, Missouri, remove the statues of Andrew Jackson ...

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Advice and Aid: Sharing hope, life and forgiveness

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The Spring of 2020 forced “the normal” for all of us to change drastically through the impact of COVID-19. For us at Advice and Aid, concern for both our loved ones and ...

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Summit Christian Academy is ‘inspiring excellence in learning’

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Since 1989, Summit Christian Academy has prepared students for spiritual leadership and academic excellence. SCA has grown from 32 students to 775 and has been ranked as one of the top five ...

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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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Abundant Life among many churches open for worship Sunday while lawsuit proceeds

A Lee’s Summit church that took on what many consider unfair county reopening regulations held services Sunday. The faithful at Abundant Life Church, and hundreds of other churches across the metro, gathered ...

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Jackson County eases restrictions for churches, other places of worship

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Resuming a somewhat normal life in Jackson County just got a bit easier. The county announced on Wednesday that is it changing its reopening policies for churches and fitness centers to be ...

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County may reduce church restrictions as KC backtracks on businesses, restaurants

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. have faced strong push back against their policies for reopening churches and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. As reported in ...

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Abundant Life announces legal action against Jackson County over reopening restrictions

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One of the largest churches in Missouri is taking legal action against Jackson County, Mo., because of its new restrictions on reopening churches.  Pastor Phil Hopper, lead pastor of Abundant Life Church,  ...

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Missouri coronavirus cases jump 60% in one day

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The number of coronavirus cases in Missouri grew by 60% in one day giving health officials concern that the virus is now spreading person-to-person. The figures were released just as the Jackson ...

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Ghost towns of Kansas City

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The Kansas City area is dotted with old towns and ghost towns, some with distinct evidence of their existence, while others have faded away completely. Their histories, however, remain. Because of the ...

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Area beaches closed because of flooding

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Forget the local beaches, at least for a while. Summer plans for a day at area lakes may need to take a rain check as beaches at Blue Springs Lake, Longview Lake ...

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Sex offenders on the loose in Kansas City

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One out of five sex offenders living in Jackson County are on the lam, having failed to register with authorities as required by law. Thats according to a statewide audit released Monday. What ...

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County jail guard sentenced for smuggling

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A former Jackson County detention officer has been sentenced to federal prison for smuggling contraband cellphones and other items to inmates in the jail. Twenty-seven-year-old Andre Lamonte Dickerson, of Kansas City, was ...

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