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Speakers sound optimistic tone on 10th anniversary of devastating Joplin tornado

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Paid work has prevented me from doing any volunteer work in Joplin, Mo., the site of a killer EF-5 tornado May 22, 2011, over the past seven years or so, but I ...

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Joplin pitches in to help rebuild mosque after fire

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More than $40,000 has been raised to rebuild a mosque in Noel, Mo., that burned in late December. The fundraiser is a joint effort of the Islamic Society of Joplin, the Muslim ...

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Church distributes more than 40,000 Christmas meals

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Christmas was brighter for many Joplin, Mo. families, thanks to volunteers at Hope City Church, who packed meals for those less fortunate. “In a season where it can be easy to give ...

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Small Kansas Town Inspired the Disney Movie “Cars”

Some tourist spots are a little over-hyped for what they are, but sometimes you find a diamond in the rough. Way down in the southeast corner of Kansas, Route 66 curves through ...

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‘Catastrophic’ tornado hits Jefferson City, other Missouri communities

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A major and catastrophic tornado has hit Missouri’s capital, Jefferson City. Gov. Mike Parson has issued a state-wide emergency saying that at least 13 tornadoes have touched down causing widespread destruction and ...

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MO Attorney General Schmitt, FBI prioritize child trafficking

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says human trafficking is an epidemic. He made the statement at a press conference Monday on Kansas City.  Now, the FBI’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task ...

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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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State officials give grave warning: Get off the roads during Sunday’s snowstorm

With a rare March snowstorm barreling towards Kansas and Missouri, state officials are warning drivers to stay home. And while Saturday is the calm before the storm with even some sun peaking ...

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Former Kansan forever changed by Joplin tornado

Author’s note: Like my subject in the combination story and interview that follows, I was in Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, May 22, 2011, where I ultimately found myself in the path of ...

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Joplin sees amazing progress in rebuilding

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After one of the most destructive tornadoes in U.S. history carved a mile-wide scar through Joplin in 2011 and killed 161 people, some thought the southwest Missouri city would never regain its ...

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