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St. Louis University bans conservative commentator Matt Walsh from speaking

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St. Louis University has cancelled a speech by commentator and children’s author Matt Walsh of “The Daily Wire” in what appears to be a response to his conservative views. The university at ...

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Attorney general proposes Parents’ Bill of Rights in Missouri

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Parents’ rights have been at the forefront of the battle over critical race theory and school closings during the pandemic. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is encouraging lawmakers to pass a Parents’ ...

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Local ministries rely on your generosity to serve women, babies and adoptive children

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Dwight and I go out for breakfast to celebrate special occasions such as the first snowfall of the season, election day, and school snow days. Last year while enjoying the snowflakes, a ...

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Kansas City charter schools enrollment surpasses public schools

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For the first time ever, more K-12 students in Kansas City are enrolled in charter schools than in traditional public schools. Charter schools are public schools that operate outside the control of the ...

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‘Overturn Roe’ Missouri rally coincides with Supreme Court hearing case

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A rally in support of overturning Roe v Wade will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1 at the State Capitol in Jefferson City. The “Overturn Roe” event is one of hundreds planned across ...

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Go big or go home: Missouri governor wants bold ideas for budget surplus

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Some of the recent massive spending by Congress will make its way to Missouri. Gov. Mike Parson is looking for bold ideas for part of those funds that have created a budget ...

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Gov. Parson headed to Israel, Greece to strengthen business with Missouri

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will travel in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul in early December, although he will be evangelizing for trade instead of souls. He will visit Israel and Greece ...

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Missouri governor creates task force to address supply chain crisis in state

With the federal government dragging its feet on addressing the supply chain crisis, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is stepping up. Earlier this week, he crated a task force dedicated to the issue ...

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Missouri judge strips local health departments’ ability to impose COVID-19 mandates

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Neither Missouri’s health director nor local health agencies’ directors can use “personal discretion” when imposing orders or mandates that impact businesses, individuals, schools, and other entities, a Cole County judge said this week. ...

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The history of Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations in Kansas City

Thanksgiving and Christmas around the area are celebrated in a uniqueness that can only be Kansas City. New York has the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Parade is in ...

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New Medicaid safety regulations for abortion go into effect in Missouri

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New Missouri Medicaid regulations for abortion went into effect on Wednesday. Under the new rules, the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) can turn over its inspection records of abortion providers ...

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Missouri Rep. Cori Bush criticized for calling Rittenhouse judge, jury and defendant racist

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Missouri’s member of the Squad, Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of St. Louis, is under fire again, this time for her response to last Friday’s verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. “The judge. ...

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‘Tootsie’ marks Broadway’s return to Kansas City

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We all need to laugh. And you will laugh with, and at, Tootsie. The latest iteration of the 1982 film starring Dustin Hoffman, will be presented by Broadway Across America and the ...

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Missouri funding for highway projects includes controversial component

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The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to address many unfunded projects with new revenue from the state gas tax increase and massive federal infrastructure bill. The funding totals $6.5 billion. It includes ...

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Lawsuit accuses Springfield schools of avoiding scrutiny of curriculum and training

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Springfield Public Schools are avoiding the Missouri Sunshine law to prevent scrutiny of its curriculum and training materials, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt alleges in a lawsuit filed this week. The district ...

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Columbia, Mo. tackles its violent crime as elections loom

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Columbia is gaining a reputation as one of Missouri’s most violent cities. The deep blue city, an outlier in an otherwise deep red central part of the state, has dealt with a ...

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Local artist brings visuals to poems in unexpected ways

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“I wanted to put pictures into poems, give voice to a visual,” says Hasna Sal of her new book, Poems In Glass. The visuals are turning heads. Her book launch was recently ...

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Auschwitz exhibit at Union Station extended until March 2022

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If you’ve been to the Auschwitz exhibit at Union Station, you know that it has brought visitors from around the world. Now area residents have more opportunities to view the record-setting exhibit. ...

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City Union Mission uses innovative solution to increase bed capacity

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City Union Mission is expanding its bed capacity in their Family Shelter in response to the growing needs of the homeless. The addition of shelter beds comes just in time for the ...

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Lee’s Summit state senator gets award for clean energy but doubts remain about what’s really clean

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Republican state Sen. Mike Cierpiot of Lee’s Summit is backing efforts to make Missouri energy so-called “carbon-neutral” over the next several decades. Cierpiot and Michelle Pleus, his chief of staff, were honored ...

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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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Labor shortage creates long waits for mental health services in Missouri

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Mental health patients in Missouri are waiting months for services because of a staffing shortage, according to data from the state. Within the Department of Mental Health’s division of behavioral health, about ...

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Kelly says Biden vaccine mandate not ‘correct’ or ‘effective’ solution

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has come out against President Biden’s vaccine mandate, adding to concerns she voiced on Thursday of last week. “Yesterday, I reviewed the new vaccine mandate from the Biden Administration,” Kelly stated on Friday. “While ...

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Birthright continues to spread love beyond 50 years

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No doubt you have known someone facing difficulties when pregnant. In 1968 Louise Sommerhill, Toronto, Canada, opened a pregnancy center because she saw the need to help those who were facing an ...

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Osage Nation Tribe will bring casino to Lake of the Ozarks

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Casino gambling may be coming to Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks tourist destination. The Osage Nation Indian Tribe announced that it will invest approximately $60 million to develop a hotel featuring gambling, ...

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