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Israel lifts mask mandate, leads world in vaccinations

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In the latest sign of Israel’s recovery from the pandemic, the government this week lifted its nationwide mask mandate. The news comes as the tiny nation continues to lead the world in ...

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Missouri Covid rate drops to lowest in nation

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Missouri has the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in the nation, Gov. Mike Parson announced on Thursday. “Our seven-day positivity rate is below 4 percent, a long time since we’ve seen those kinds ...

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Canadian pastor will remain imprisoned for holding church service

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Christians around the world are speaking out on behalf of a Canadian pastor imprisoned since Feb. 16 for holding in-person worship services. Pastor James Coates with GraceLife Church of Edmonton was arrested ...

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MSNBC’s Joy Reid continues stoking racial division

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Joy Reid, host of MSNBC’s The ReidOut, continues to stoke racial division even while her ratings nosedive. According to the latest numbers, The ReidOut has lost 20 percent of its viewers just ...

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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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News briefs, some of which you won’t believe

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News briefs from around the globe. New Speak on immigration The Biden administration will now refer to an individual that has entered the country illegally as “noncitizen” instead of “illegal alien” which ...

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Biden signs executive orders reversing Trump administration policies

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Immediately after being inaugurated, President Joe Biden went to work signing dozens of executive orders reversing Trump administration policy. Biden wore a mask while seated behind the desk President Donald Trump had ...

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Rick Warren on Covid lessons for churches

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The COVID pandemic has exposed a flaw in many U.S. churches, Pastor Rick Warren says. “Most churches only have one purpose — worship,” Warren told “Relevant” magazine. “And if you take worship ...

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Covid and loss unite rural churches in faith

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Thirty miles of rural Missouri separate the two churches, and so much else. One is mostly white; the other hosts services in five languages for a flock that spans the world. But ...

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Springfield’s James River Church responds to ‘no mask’ accusations

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James River Church, a megachurch in Springfield, Missouri, is under fire after social media posts showed people without masks during special Christmas services at its four campuses last weekend. But it may ...

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Where each state stands on lockdowns and restrictions

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Just in time for Christmas, state governors and local authorities are re-instituting full or partial lockdowns. The actions come as several lawsuits, claiming they are unconstitutional, wind their way through the nation’s ...

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Pandemic taking a toll on state’s teachers, Missouri Board of Education reports

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Ongoing pandemic restrictions and fear of Covid is taking a heavy toll on Missouri teachers, Missouri Board of Education leaders said this week. Member Don Claycomb said he expects a much greater ...

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CA Gov. Newsom: Wear a mask between bites when eating out

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California Governor Gavin Newsom is doing California no favors with his most recent covid recommendation. Newsome, a Democrat, is reminding the restaurant diners that if they go out to eat in public, ...

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‘We could have a fine:’ Biden would mandate masks on federal property

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People hiking alone in National Parks would be forced to wear masks under a Biden administration. Democrat Joe Biden, who already flip-flopped from earlier statements, now says he would fine people for ...

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Lockdowns and mask laws hit world’s poor the hardest

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Around the world, government lockdowns have disproportionately affected the poor. One inequity that has been exposed is unequal access to a mask which, in many cases, are required with the risk of ...

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White House coronavirus expert Dr. Birx says let churches meet and people vote in person

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Churches in California and elsewhere that want to meet indoors have an ally in Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator. Birx told cable channel CBN News that she ...

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White House coronavirus expert Deborah Birx meets with Missouri officials            

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Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, praised Missouri’s box-in testing strategy, which involves testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine. “This box-in strategy that is being used here in Missouri ...

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Oh, no! Not again! EasterFest celebration cancelled by the county for second time this year

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The annual EasterFest celebration, scheduled to be held in Garfield Park on August 29, has been cancelled by Shawnee County officials for the second time this year, organizers learned on Thursday. The ...

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Missouri schools face teacher and bus driver shortage

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Fear surrounding Covid-19 will make it even harder for Missouri schools to fill staff positions this fall according to state news outlets. This even as CDC data shows children are the lowest-risk ...

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Missouri receives grant to help tourism industry recovery

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Help is on the way for Missouri’s tourism industry, decimated by state and local lockdown orders. Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday announced a $15 million grant to help make attractions safer. “So ...

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Kansas City business converts production to face shields during pandemic

Area businesses continue to find ways to give back as the coronavirus outbreak drags on. TrippNT in Kansas City, which makes carts, shelving and organizers, converted its production to face shields. “We ...

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Local energy efficiency firm converts production to service during pandemic

Tim Truesdale is committed to Christ’s admonition to let your light shine before men. He not only is a ministry leader but also an executive with Ecologix, which helps businesses convert to ...

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Topeka Metro extends free fares through May 30

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At their April 20, 2020 meeting, the Topeka Metro board of directors unanimously voted to extend the free fares on all fixed routes until May 30, 2020. Topeka Metro continues to encourage ...

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EchoHealth providing KN95 masks to general public

Metro Voice has added a new sponsor. EchoHealth is a Kansas City-based company making KN95 masks available to the public during the coronavirus pandemic. The masks, which are registered with the FDA, ...

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