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Biden administration working with Soros-funded group on gender policy

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The Biden administration’s Title IX gender proposal is eerily similar to that from a George Soros-funded advocacy group. The proposal contains rules on anti-transgender bias in schools, reversing Trump-era guidance. Governing for ...

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Farm Bureau: July 4th cookout up like a bottle rocket

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Your Independence Day weekend will cost a lot more to enjoy this year. The American Farm Bureau Federation says the cost of a cookout is up a whopping 17 percent according to ...

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Is your chocolate produced by child slaves?

Chocolate makes for a perfect gift, a comforting snack and even a health food, thanks to its plentiful antioxidants. It is no surprise, then, that the chocolate industry garners billions of dollars each ...

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McDonald’s sales surge despite price increases

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McDonald’s is crediting sharp menu price increases in beating first-quarter profits. It also says a new customer loyalty program may have helped. Shares of the Chicago-based company rose nearly 2 percent. The ...

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Staffing shortage harming ability  of Children’s Division to help foster kids

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Churches and ministries may want to pay extra close attention to children in their communities. Darrell Missey, the new director of the Missouri Children’s Division, says a severe staffing shortage is hurting ...

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Poll: 61% of small businesses say they raised prices

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Sixty-one percent of small businesses say they raised their prices at the start of 2022. The poll was taken by the National Federation of Independent Business. That’s the highest percentage in almost 50 ...

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St. Louis among cities with highest inflation

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St. Louis now has the distinction of some of the highest inflation in the nation. The Gateway to the West city, which counts over two and a quarter million residents encompassing two ...

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Grocery shortage worsens as pandemic policy threatens supply chains

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Soaring freight costs plus Omicron and vaccine mandate-related labor shortages are creating a new round of backlogs at processed food and fresh produce companies, leading to empty grocery shelves at major retailers ...

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COVID Mandates costly in Jackson County

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Looking back on 2021, there were many confrontations with local governments over COVID. One of the most highly publicized was Rae’s Café in Blue Springs which refused to comply with Jackson County ...

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Trouble brewing: Economists say coffee prices to double in 2022

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Coffee is as much a part of many church services as preaching and singing, not to mentions business meetings and your home morning ritual. However, prices are expected to continue to climb ...

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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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How Communism (yes, Communism) almost ruined the first Thanksgiving

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The little-known story of how the Plymouth Pilgrims progressed from the false dream of communism to the sound realism of capitalism and created the first Thanksgiving. This time of the year, whether ...

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As deer season begins, the ‘Great Hunting Shortage’ is here

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Hunters are experiencing what’s being named the “Great Hunting Shortage.” That’s causing some to scramble just as hunting season is set to begin this week. Missouri duck hunter Levi Lewis said he’s ...

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More than 4.3 million quit jobs in August alone

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As the Biden vaccine mandate is challenged by workers from Southwest Airlines pilots to medical staff, 4.3 million U.S. workers quit their jobs just in August. Economists fear the numbers could even ...

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SYSCO halts food deliveries in Kansas citing labor shortage

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Restaurants across Kansas are finding their pantries empty after food distributor Sysco halted deliveries. The food giant said labor shortages in the industry.  Business across the country have complained about the shortage ...

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Israel may replace Netanyahu with more conservative Naftali Bennett

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Israel may soon have a new leader as an opposition leaders moved closer to unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday. It comes after several parties agreed on terms that may lead ...

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Missouri economy grows as unemployment plummets

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Missouri’s economic rebound from the Covid pandemic continues to lead the country. Figures released Wednesday by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center show the state’s unemployment is now 6.9%. That rate ...

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Here’s how to really view the economy

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As media headlines focus on underperforming areas of the economy, the early story is not getting told.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released some revised employment numbers showing 500,000 fewer jobs ...

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Australia’s ‘Trump’ stuns media, pollsters with overwhelming re-election victory

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Pollsters have gotten another major election completely wrong, this time in Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a Christian evangelical who is often compared to Donald Trump in his political views, won a ...

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