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Jackson County eases restrictions for churches, other places of worship

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Resuming a somewhat normal life in Jackson County just got a bit easier. The county announced on Wednesday that is it changing its reopening policies for churches and fitness centers to be ...

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Groups organize to force widespread mail-in ballots in Missouri, raising concerns over voting fraud by others 

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The way in which Missouri voters cast their ballots this November will change if a growing group of Jewish leaders and other clergy have their way. Not so fast, say others who ...

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County may reduce church restrictions as KC backtracks on businesses, restaurants

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. have faced strong push back against their policies for reopening churches and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. As reported in ...

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How Missouri will handle taxes on stimulus checks

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Missouri residents who received a stimulus check from the federal government because of COVID-19 will not have to pay state income tax under a bill passed by the state senate. The payments ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley calls for investigation of meatpacking industry

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The coronavirus pandemic is exposing many flaws in the nation’s supply chain for essential items such as food. Sen Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to begin an ...

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Abundant Life announces legal action against Jackson County over reopening restrictions

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One of the largest churches in Missouri is taking legal action against Jackson County, Mo., because of its new restrictions on reopening churches.  Pastor Phil Hopper, lead pastor of Abundant Life Church,  ...

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Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute studying effects of COVID-19 on heart patients

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Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City this week will begin collaborating on a study to determine the effects of COVID-19 on patients with pre-existing heart conditions. George Clinical, whose U.S. ...

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Missouri cuts budget after shut-down reduces taxes

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The Missouri House on Wednesday approved an operating budget with about $146 million in cuts. The total budget is $34.9 billion. Business closings during the coronavirus outbreak have reduced tax revenues, and ...

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Chick-fil-A sales and donations surge in response to coronavirus

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A Chick-fil-A restaurant is finding that serving others during the coronavirus outbreak is not just the right thing to do – it also is good for business. “With nice days like today, ...

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Man arrested for arson at Missouri mosque

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A Southeast Missouri man was arrested this week on suspicion an arson fire that damaged a mosque at the start of Ramadan. Nicholas Proffitt is accused of starting the fire at the ...

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Churches will receive guidance under Parson’s plan to open Missouri

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Missouri churches will receive guidance for reopening in his statewide plan, Gov. Mike Parson said on Friday. Parson said during a news conference that Missourians have “stepped up to do their part” ...

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B-2 Stealth Bomber performs flyover to honor medical facilities

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Whiteman Air Force Base pilots flew over medical facilities in Kansas City on Tuesday to honor and express gratitude for all medical and health-care professionals, essential employees and volunteers in the fight ...

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Nearly 30 percent of Kansas City workers currently unemployed

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Nearly three in 10 (or 316,000) Kansas City workers currently are unemployed, according to a new study by MoneyGeek. Statewide, Missouri had 52,678 jobless claims this week, and Kansas had 31,920. Thirty-seven ...

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Televangelist Jim Bakker faces bankruptcy after promoting fraudulent Covid-19 cure

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Televangelist Jim Bakker, who is based in Branson, told viewers this week that his ministry is facing bankruptcy unless they purchase his products. Credit card processors refused to work with Bakker after ...

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Missourians descend on State Capitol seeking end to stay-at-home order

Protestors frustrated by Missouri’s stay-at-home order took their message to the streets of Jefferson City outside the state capitol on Tuesday, StlToday.com reported. Many of the several hundred protesters waved the American ...

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EchoHealth providing KN95 masks to general public

Metro Voice has added a new sponsor. EchoHealth is a Kansas City-based company making KN95 masks available to the public during the coronavirus pandemic. The masks, which are registered with the FDA, ...

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Former Kansas City Chiefs Pellom McDaniels dead at 52

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Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Pellom McDaniels III  has died, the NFL Alumni organization announced Sunday. He was 52. “It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing ...

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Hope Faith Ministries seeks donations to help homeless

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The coronavirus pandemic is especially tough on Kansas City’s homeless, and Hope Faith Ministries is stepping up to meet essential needs. The ministry seeks donations to assist its ongoing work. READ: Chiefs ...

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Missouri Republican challenger questions constitutionality of governor’s stay-at-home order

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There’s growing discontent among Americans about stay-at-home orders that even some legal experts agree may not be constitutional. That includes Missouri residents who question Gov. Mike Parson’s order. Sandra McDowell, who is ...

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LaMar’s Donuts making free deliveries to local healthcare workers

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LaMar’s Donuts has a sweet offer for healthcare professionals on the front lines of battling coronavirus. The Kansas City company is establishing an Internet hotline for hospital doctors, nurses and other clinical ...

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#GratefulKC campaign supports people on frontline of pandemic

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City has launched the GratefulKC campaign to show support and gratitude for those on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak and response. “Throughout the greater Kansas ...

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Coronavirus cabin fever? Learn some history from your car

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With the continuing coronavirus pandemic, students may not return to finish the current school year. Can it possibly be an ideal time to learn history? It can! But wait. The museums are ...

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Gov. Parson puts out call for help from medical professionals

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Missouri’s Governor Mike Parson on Monday put out a call for help from medical professionals across the state to treat COVID-19 patients. Missouri received over 900 applications for the Disaster Medical Assistance ...

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Increase in pandemic-induced substance abuse expected

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Churches and ministries that work with those struggling with substance abuse may become more critical than ever during the ongoing pandemic. Mark Stringer, director of the Missouri Department of Mental Health, expects ...

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Local church makes face masks for medical workers

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A local church has found a practical way to serve the community during the ongoing pandemic. Seventy-five seamstresses from Fellowship Church, which has two locations in Raymore and Greenwood, are sewing face ...

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