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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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Chiefs players lift kids’ spirits with visit to the University of Kansas Health System Pediatric Wing

The three Chiefs players made their way down the hallway, a cart loaded with toys and hats in tow. Spending weeks in the hospital can be heartbreakingly hard on a child, but ...

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2019 Christmas wish list for local groups serving women, babies and adoptive children

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This week saw Giving Tuesday as a way to assist non-profits in their missions to serve the community. The giving wasn’t just for Tuesday. All month long, individuals are donating to their ...

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KC Mayor seeks bipartisan effort to combat violence

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Quinton Lucas says the hardest part of being the Mayor of Kansas City is dealing with the increasing violence in Missouri’s largest city. Kansas City saw at least three homicides in 24 ...

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Area highways very busy for Thanksgiving travel

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A record 55 million Americans are traveling this week, journeying 50 miles or more away from home to celebrate Thanksgiving with three storms spanning the country. How will holiday travel affect Kansas and Missouri drivers? Those ...

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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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Local pastor seeking donations to make Christmas brighter for children of murder victims

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It would be hard to think of someone facing a more difficult time this Christmas than the children of one of the nearly 200 murder victims in Kansas City this year. A ...

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Radio Christmas music kicks off this week

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More people are exposed to the Gospel during the Christmas season than any other time of year. But you’d be surprised to know how–Christmas music on the radio. While some complain the ...

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Birthright celebrates 51 years in USA

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The annual convention of Birthright International was held in Atlanta in June where we celebrated 50 years of Birthright in the United States. Terry Weaver opened the Atlanta Center in 1969 and ...

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FCA leaders say commitment to Bible remains its focus as ministry celebrates 65th anniversary

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), which is based in Kansas City, is celebrating its 65th anniversary this month. Shane Williamson, the ministry’s president and CEO, reflected on the milestone. “One of the ...

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Find an Operation Christmas Child shoebox drop-off location near you

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This month, local families can make a global impact as 5,000 sites across the nation will serve as drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection ...

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Former Chiefs quarterback Nick Foles puts God first through highs and lows of career

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Nick Foles, a former backup quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, went on to win a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles and then sign a lucrative free-agent contract with the Jacksonville ...

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Chiefs work to help area people who are food insecure

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The Kansas City Chiefs are once again stepping in to help area residents who are food insecure. Latest statistics find that even with the best economy in 70 years, a high number ...

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Founder’s son-in-law speaks out on why he left Church of Scientology

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The Church of Scientology recently increased its profile in the midwest by relocating to a historic building at Kansas City’s 18th Street and Grand Blvd. Now a former leader is speaking out ...

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Proposed Kansas City conversion therapy ban goes to full council for vote on November 14

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The Kansas City Council on November 14 will vote on a proposed ban on so-called gay conversion therapy after a committee passed it unanimously. “The hearing on Ordinance 190902 was heard in ...

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The believer behind the charm of Brookside and Kansas City’s largest Bible study

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Did you know Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood is Christian? At least, its houses are. Baptist, to be precise. Behind the magical peaked roofs and Tudor-style European designs, their architect was a strong ...

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New Tivoli Theater may struggle to regain art house film fans

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The story of Kansas City’s premiere Art House cinema is, in recent memory, one of great sadness. Tivoli Cinemas closed its doors back in April of this year to much surprise as ...

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Church of Scientology raises local profile with new building in Kansas City

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The Church of Scientology, the controversial organization founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, has raised its visibility by moving to a new building in midtown Kansas City. The seven-story, 79,000-squsre-foot ...

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Kansas City voters want The Paseo name restored despite rancor in church last weekend

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Seventy percent of Kansas City voters on Tuesday came out in favor of changing the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. back to The Paseo. The renaming has been a ...

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St. Louis faith leaders push for changes in Missouri juvenile sentencing guidelines

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Seventeen-year-old offenders automatically are prosecuted as adults in Missouri. A group of faith leaders is trying to change that and give prosecutors discretion in filing charges against juvenile suspects, according to KSDK-TV. ...

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‘We may never know full impact,’ says FCA president as ministry celebrates 65 years

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Having served millions of student athletes over the years, FCA is this week celebrating 65 years of ministry. It all began when a young basketball coach wondered why athletes endorsed products like ...

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Church bridges racial gap in Quindaro neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan.

The Quindaro neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan., is a historically African American community. On Sunday mornings, however, race becomes irrelevant as Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church serves a diverse congregation ...

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Missouri attorney general wrapping up criminal referrals for abuse by priests

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is completing a dozen referrals of former priests for criminal prosecution, he announced last week. “We issued the report about a month ago with our findings and ...

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Panel says hyperloop test track in Missouri could cost $500 million

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Will Missourians support the controversial hyperloop linking the state’s two largest cities? That’s the hope of a blue ribbon panel charged with investigating the idea. An announcement Monday afternoon by House Speaker ...

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Opponents of proposed Kansas City conversion therapy ban plan to testify before City Council

Just a week after a federal judge overturned a similar ban put in place by the city of Tampa, Fla., the Kansas City Council is considering a ban on conversion reparative therapy ...

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