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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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Missouri offers numerous choices for celebrating Christmas season

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Missourians don’t have to travel far to get into the Christmas spirit. The website OnlyInYourState.com offers these suggestions for cities in the Show-Me State. St. Charles celebrates the holidays in a huge ...

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Church of Scientology in Kansas City offers Christmas display despite not believing in Jesus

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Although the Church of Scientology doesn’t believe in the deity of Jesus, it apparently believes in celebrating Christmas. It recently opened a Winter Wonderland display near its new headquarters at 18th St. and ...

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Town collects more Operation Christmas Child boxes than their population

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Children around the world are excitedly opening their Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes thanks to a small farming community that came together. With a population of just 1,300 people, Belle, Missouri did the ...

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Weston, Mo., church recreates Notre Dame Cathedral – in gingerbread

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One of the major news events of 2019 was the fire that devastated the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. A local church is remembering the cathedral in a creative way this Christmas. ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley says FBI “effectively meddled” in 2016 election

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The FBI “effectively meddled” in the 2016 presidential election, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, according to The Daily Wire. “Which is worse?” he asked ...

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Missouri lawmaker criticizes Roman god on top of capitol dome

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A Missouri lawmaker is not happy that a statue of Ceres, the Roman god of agriculture, is being returned to the dome of the capitol in Jefferson City after restoration. Rep. Mike ...

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MO Supreme Court to hear Planned Parenthood arguments for taxpayer money

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The Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday morning in Jefferson City in a key case involving the Planned Parenthood of St. Louis’s legal dispute to force the State of Missouri ...

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Ghost towns of Kansas City

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The Kansas City area is dotted with old towns and ghost towns, some with distinct evidence of their existence, while others have faded away completely. Their histories, however, remain. Because of the ...

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Incoming Missouri House education chair is supporter of school choice

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Proponents of school choice again will have an ally in Jefferson City during the 2020 legislative session. The new Missouri House education committee chairman is focused on educational choice and says the ...

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Once near death, little girl is celebrating miracle of Christmas with new liver and kidney

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For most families, Christmas gifts are usually found under a tree that’s adorned with tinsel, lights and shiny bulbs. But for one Missouri family a new liver and kidney transplanted into their ...

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmidt supports Cameron School District in prayer controversy

The Cameron, Mo., football team recently came under fire from the Freedom from Religion Foundation because of prayers at its games. The Missouri attorney general this week offered his support to the ...

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2019 Christmas wish list for local groups serving women, babies and adoptive children

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This week saw Giving Tuesday as a way to assist non-profits in their missions to serve the community. The giving wasn’t just for Tuesday. All month long, individuals are donating to their ...

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KC Mayor seeks bipartisan effort to combat violence

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Quinton Lucas says the hardest part of being the Mayor of Kansas City is dealing with the increasing violence in Missouri’s largest city. Kansas City saw at least three homicides in 24 ...

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Area highways very busy for Thanksgiving travel

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A record 55 million Americans are traveling this week, journeying 50 miles or more away from home to celebrate Thanksgiving with three storms spanning the country. How will holiday travel affect Kansas and Missouri drivers? Those ...

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Several local communities rank high in survey of family-friendly Missouri cities

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Missouri boasts a number of great places to raise a family, but its two largest cities are not among them. Kansas City ranked 71st in a recent WalletHub survey, while St. Louis ...

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Local pastor seeking donations to make Christmas brighter for children of murder victims

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It would be hard to think of someone facing a more difficult time this Christmas than the children of one of the nearly 200 murder victims in Kansas City this year. A ...

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