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Opponents of bill restricting library ‘drag queen story hours’ to march on Missouri Capitol

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Drag queens and others in the LGBT community plan to protest a Missouri bill that would restrict so-called drag queen story hours in Missouri libraries. Their rally is scheduled for early March. ...

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Sweet vocals of youngest performer is true Golden Ticket of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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If there’s anything better than a Gobstopper, it’s the performances in the newest adaptation of the family favorite Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. For the Broadway tour of Charlie and the ...

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Area churches to host Tim Tebow ‘Night to Shine’ Prom for people with special needs

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Several churches in Kansas and Missouri will serve as part of over 700 churches around the world already registered to host Night to Shine 2020, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. This ...

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State senator criticizes Parson’s position to accept more refugees

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson recently announced that the state is willing to accept refugees. That position is not sitting well with at least one state senator who sees it as a burden ...

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How school choice has helped our families: A letter from two charter school parents

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We each make thousands of decisions in our lives, from large (Should I get married, and to whom?) to small (Should I have that extra slice of pie?). But one of the ...

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Satanist argues in court that Missouri abortion rules violate her rights

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A Satanist is upset with a Missouri law that requires doctors to give women a pro-life booklet and an ultrasound before performing an abortion. A lawyer for the Satanist argued before the ...

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Long saga of Equal Rights Amendment comes to end, Justice Department rules

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The ongoing push for an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution is over, the U.S. Department of Justice has ruled. “Congress may not revive a proposed amendment after a deadline ...

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Pope Francis given autographed Patrick Mahomes jersey

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The Kansas City Chiefs may have an unlikely supporter during Sunday’s AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. A local bishop gave Pope Francis an autographed Patrick Mahomes jersey this week, according to ...

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Missouri Gov. Parson outlines priorities in state of the state address

In his state of the state address, Gov. Mike Parson outlined some good news for a major local highway project and fans of Buck O’Neil. “There is one more very special project ...

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Missouri Legislature will debate regulating transgender athletes

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Many people believe that transgender athletes have an unfair advantage when competing in girls’ sports. Missouri is one of five states where lawmakers are considering legislation that would regulate a biological male’s ...

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Missouri bill to reduce exposure to sexual materials draws fire from libraries

A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill to help keep sexual materials out of the hands of children, but library organizations are lining up against it. State Rep. Ben Baker, a Republican ...

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Missouri Legislature considering LGBTQ discrimination bill this session

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The Missouri Legislature is back in session and lawmakers again are considering a bill that would add Missourians who identify as LGBTQ to a class of protected minorities such as blacks, women ...

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Missouri judge dismisses lawsuit over religious exemptions for vaccinations

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A federal judge in Missouri has ruled against a student at a Christian school who challenged the state’s religious exemption form for vaccinations. Senior U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs dismissed the lawsuit ...

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Missouri voters may decide on riverboat gambling near Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is a popular spot for boating, water skiing or just relaxing. Riverboat gambling may join that list if a state lawmaker has his way. Rep. Rocky Miller, ...

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Community rallies to support family of firefighter Chuck McCormick

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The Kansas City community is coming together to honor firefighter Chuck McCormick and help his family. McCormick, who had been working for the West Peculiar Fire District for only three weeks, died ...

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson discusses fair housing at Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

Ben Carson, an outspoken Christian and secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, was the keynote speaker at the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday in Jefferson City. He had ...

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Bipartisan effort hopes to update Missouri HIV laws

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Modernizing Missouri’s current HIV laws is a top priority for lawmakers of both parties as the 2020 legislative session gets under way in Jefferson City. Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Scott City, hopes legislative ...

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Kansas City files lawsuit over what it calls illegal firearms trafficking

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has made reducing violent crime his top priority for 2020. He and the city council this week announced a lawsuit against a gun manufacturer for ignoring what ...

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Former missionaries Daniel and Esther Guy walk the road of daily obedience

Esther Sevilla Guy and Daniel E. Guy carefully laid out a five-year plan to reach their goal of ministering to the unreached in Japan. They did  not expect that a demoralizing medical ...

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Missouri reminds residents to apply for REAL ID as deadline approaches

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Missourians who intend to fly later this year are encouraged to apply now for their REAL ID. The Transportation Security Administration will begin requiring the updated IDs this October, according to KMOV-TV ...

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“Honkytonk Preacher” plays and ministers to music lovers at Knuckleheads Saloon

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Jesus went to where people needed him most, not necessarily to the synagogues. Musician Carl Butler does the same. Butler is a honkytonk preacher at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, according to ...

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Lee’s Summit church pays off lunch debt for all students in district

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Every student in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District will start the new year with a clean slate on lunch debt, thanks to the generosity of a local church. The Summit Church ...

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Small Missouri town of Noel widely known as “The Christmas City”

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Still haven’t sent out your Christmas cards? There’s still time and there’s a town that will help. One of the most popular places in the world each Christmas is the small Ozarks ...

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Flu cases spike 43% in Missouri

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Christmas brought the flu to many of Missouri families this week with numbers increasing dramatically. According to weekly state data, Missouri had a total of 857 lab-positive flu cases from December 8-14, ...

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“Christmas at the ‘Chateau’ on Showtime filmed in St. Joseph with local cast and crew

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Christmas movies seem to air around the clock at this time of year, but a new romantic comedy on Showtime will hit close to home for local viewers. “Christmas at the Chateau” ...

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