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Missouri Senate passes amendment to prevent vaccine passports

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The Missouri Legislature is working to ban so-called vaccine passports for travel. An amendment attached to a transportation bill from Sen. Lincoln Hough prohibits Missouri organizations from requiring COVID-19 vaccine documentation to ...

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Sen. Warnock deletes Easter tweet that dowplayed death of Jesus

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Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock has deleted an Easter tweet that downplayed the significance of the crucifixion of Jesus, saying we can “save ourselves.” The lawmaker’s tweet was immediately flooded with responses from ...

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Peace Valley Ministries invite the weary

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Kenneth and Vickie Campbell searched for 30 years for a peaceful place on the river. Nothing felt right until Kenneth picked us a local ad sheet and saw an ad for acreage ...

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‘Turn Your Season Around’: Baseball legend Darryl Strawberry on winning the game of life

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Few people understand the highs and lows of baseball – and of life itself – better than Darryl Strawberry. His storied career with the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and New ...

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Missouri Explorers program encourages families to travel state during bicentennial year

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A new Missouri bicentennial program is underway to encourage individuals, families and groups to travel the state and participate in fun challenges and learn more. Participants in the Missouri Explorers Program will ...

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Evangel University becomes latest school to drop Crusader mascot

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Evangel University is retiring the use of its Crusader mascot after a lengthy review process. The Crusader has been the official mascot since the school’s creation in 1955. According to a press ...

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Pro-life amendment stalls action on Medicaid expansion in Missouri

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A pro-life amendment adopted by the Missouri Senate this week is slowing action on a bill to fund Missouri’s Medicaid program. “My intent was not to deny Medicaid recipients birth control,” Senator ...

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Kansas City looking for community partners to tackle homeless issues

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The city of Kansas City has announced several new initiatives to address the homeless crisis. They include repurposing vacant homes and connecting the homeless community with resources to help lift them out ...

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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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Movie ‘Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence’ has multiple Kansas City connections

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The recently released documentary “Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence” (available through video on demand and DVD) provides a no-holds-barred account of Bobbi Jo Reed. By her own admission, she found herself living ...

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Missouri tax filing and payment deadline extended

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Governor Mike Parson announced today that the Missouri Department of Revenue is extending the state individual tax filing and payment deadline for the 2020 tax year from April 15, 2021, to May ...

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announces bid for U.S. Senate

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Another high-profile Missouri Republican has entered the race for the U.S. Senate. Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced his candidacy, joining former Gov. Eric Greitens. Schmitt, a former state legislator from St. ...

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Native tree seedlings available from Missouri Department of Conservation

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Don’t let spring go by without planting a tree! You can now order native tree and shrub seedlings for as little as 22 cents each from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). ...

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Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announces U.S. Senate run

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Eric Greitens is back. The former Missouri governor, who resigned amid a scandal, announced on Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Roy Blunt. “I ...

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Missouri State Fair is a go for 2021

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The Missouri State Fair is a go. A spokesperson for Missouri’s Agriculture Department confirmed on Tuesday that the popular annual event would take place, after a year off during the pandemic. The ...

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Is it a good time to sell my house? Tips for homeowners

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Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to ...

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Race to replace Roy Blunt could be most crowded in years

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No sooner did Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt announce that he will not seek reelection in 2022 than speculation began about might run replace him. “The Missouri Times” listed a number of potential ...

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Kansas City man ran Ponzi scheme, defrauded his church

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A Kansas City man will spend eight years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme and defrauding his church. Matthew R. Peterson pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count ...

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Missouri bill to ditch the property tax fails in legislature

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An attempt to end Missouri’s personal property tax failed to get enough votes to pass this week. The measure, which would have saved taxpayers $1.4 billion, would bring the state in line ...

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Kansas City, Kansas Public Library to reopen March 22

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The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library will reopen all library buildings to the public on March 22, 2021.  The public will be able to engage in most of the previous services offered ...

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Where does your state compare to those with highest tax rates?

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A new report lists the states with the lowest and highest tax rates. A survey by WalletHub  found that four blue and one red state topped the list. Illinois came in as ...

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Drury University in Springfield one of several Christian schools tied to Planned Parenthood

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Drury University in Springfield is the only school in Missouri or Kansas to make the list of Christian colleges and universities with ties to Planned Parenthood. The revelation came through research by ...

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Speculation about candidates begins as Sen. Blunt announces retirement

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Next year could see one of the most hotly contested races in the nation after Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri announced that he will not seek reelection in 2022. His retirement has ...

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Virtual Pro-life Action Event starts today culminating in April rally

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The annual Pro-Life Lobby Day will be virtual as Missouri Right to Life works to elevate the issue in the state legislature. It begins March 9 and will run through April 14th ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Keeping up with football, basketball and baseball

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If you didn’t foresee the struggles the Chiefs football team would be facing in the Super Bowl against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then you probably weren’t paying close enough attention. It all ...

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