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Gov. Parson inauguration will tie into Missouri bicentennial

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Gov. Mike Parson intends to commemorate the beginning of Missouri’s bicentennial year when he takes the oath of office in January. “There’s a lot of focus around celebrating the state’s rich heritage ...

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Legislation would expand gambling in Missouri

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Gambling will continue to be a hot issue when the Missouri legislature reconvenes in January, with several bills ready to be debated. Republican Sens. Denny Hoskins, Tony Luetkemeyer and Caleb Rowden pre-filed legislation ...

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Christmas ‘wish list’ for area adoption, foster and pro-life ministries

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Each year Metro Voice highlights area ministries and their Christmas “Wish List.” It’s an opportunity for the community to give back to specific needs or causes that these organizations need assistance with. ...

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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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17 states have now joined Supreme Court election lawsuit

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In a public show of unity that spans the nation, seventeen states have joined the Texas lawsuit before the Supreme Court to challenge the 2020 election results in four battleground states. The states ...

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Missouri, Kansas join Texas in lawsuit alleging serious ‘swing state’ illegality

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Missouri and Kansas are joining a growing list of states, led by Texas, in contesting the legality of how four states handled the Nov. 3 election. Eric Schmitt announced that the “Show-Me ...

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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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Virtual program series kicks off countdown to Missouri’s bicentennial

Missouri 2021 is rolling out a new virtual program series that focuses on the programs and events happening in Missouri to commemorate the state’s 200th bicentennial of statehood. Leading up to the ...

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From police reform to expanded mail-in ballots, the Missouri Senate prepares for 2021 session

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Like everyone else, the Missouri Senate is eager for 2021 to arrive. These are some of the pre-filed bills that will be addressed in the upcoming legislative session. The session will cover ...

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Missouri helps lead the way as U.S. abortion rate declines

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Missouri had the second-lowest abortion rate in the nation in 2018, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The state’s abortion rate dropped by 35 percent between ...

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Bill to create coin to commemorate Negro Leagues Baseball awaits president’s signature

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New commemorative gold coins will pay tribute to the centennial of Negro Leagues Baseball, which was founded in Kansas City. Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, sponsor of the Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative ...

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Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium lights up for Christmas

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It’s Christmas under the sea at Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium. The popular holiday event Sea of Lights returns to the attraction Nov. 27. This is the only underwater light spectacular in ...

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Birthright volunteer finds heros in those she serves

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When I start my shift at Birthright, I never know who I will talk to.  It’s an unknown in a lot of ways.  Will I be talking with a mother looking for ...

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Sen. Roy Blunt expects vaccinations for COVID-19 to begin soon

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The effort to approve and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine is moving quickly, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt said Monday. “Pfizer has applied for their use permit,” he said. “We expect Moderna to do ...

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Lee’s Summit gym owner defies Jackson County mask restrictions

Ryan Waters, owner of the Shredd KC gym in Lee’s Summit, doesn’t think much of the mask requirements in Jackson County. In a recent Instagram post, he said he doesn’t require masks ...

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Kansas and Missouri earn low grades in latest March of Dimes report card

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Missouri and Kansas do not fare well in the March of Dimes’ 2020 report card. The preterm birth rate in Kansas is 10.1 percent, earning it a grade of C+. Missouri comes ...

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Jefferson City rally supports Trump 2020 election challenges

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Missourians have joined a growing movement across the nation rallying against alleged ballot fraud and equal protection failures in the 2020 election. A rally took place in Jefferson City, Missouri, where voters ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley criticizes Kansas City Star for misleading story about his new home

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A “Kansas City Star” story this week criticized Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley for living at his sister’s house while in Missouri as he builds a new home for his family. Bryan Lowry, ...

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Kansas and Missouri in bottom half of most charitable states: study

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As the giving seasons begins, Missouri and Kansas have a ways to go to catch up with the most charitable states in the nation. Missouri ranked No. 24 and Kansas came in ...

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White House Coronavirus Taskforce places Missouri in red zone for COVID-19

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Missouri is in the red zone for COVID-19, according to the latest report from the White House Coronavirus Taskforce. This means there are 101 or more new cases per 100,00 population. In ...

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Missouri House postpones bus tour after senator gets COVID-19

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The Missouri House has postponed its two-week statewide bus tour for new members after a senator and staff member tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. “Out of an abundance of caution and ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley introduces bill to protect election integrity

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley wants to make sure that the confusion surrounding this year’s election doesn’t happen again. Earlier this week, he introduced the Protect Election Integrity Act of 2020. “The ...

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Missouri COVID liability legislation to include churches

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson plans to expand the current special legislative session to include COVID-19 liability, which will also cover churches. The proposed legislation provides liability protection relating to a declared state ...

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Vaccine volunteers report side effects as ‘severe hangover’

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An announcement that a vaccine against COVID-19 is drawing praise while reports emerge of the side effects. Over 43,500 volunteers are taking part in Pfizer’s vaccine trial with some describing it as a ...

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Missouri officials ready to begin vaccinations when approved

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There’s a Missouri connection to the Pfizer effort on combating Covid. If the company’s promising new coronavirus vaccine is approved, Missouri health officials are ready to begin vaccinations immediately. Dr. Randal Williams, ...

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