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How Kansas City really got its name

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Possum Trot, Westport, Westport Landing, or Kawsmouth? There are many names associated with the birth of Kansas City. Most people believe that the city was named after the state of Kansas, but ...

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Possible major Sunday winter storm being studied

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Kansas City could be in the bullseye for a major winter storm on Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the entire region on Sunday from 6 a.m. ...

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You can help City Union Mission ‘Celebrate Hope’

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City Union Mission began their CELEBRATE HOPE: Reach Out to K.C.’s Poor or Homeless campaign on October 1 with the objective of securing about half of the Mission’s yearly operating budget by January 31, 2019. They ...

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Missourians can’t have medical pot and a gun

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It wasn’t advertised in the push to legalize medical marijuana in Missouri but a review of federal law means Missourians who want to get their medical marijuana card would need to choose ...

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Gov. Parson tightens lobbying rules

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed an executive order Tuesday to strengthen a previous order issued by former Governor Eric Greitens that covers lobbying by former staff. The changes apply to an executive ...

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Hunter rescued after awkward deer ‘head stand’

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It’s not a photo any hunter wants on social media. A hunter in Michigan is a little embarrassed after being stuck hanging upside down from a tree stand – 40 feet in the ...

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UMKC suspends prof who kept student ‘slaves’

For the second time in three years, a seemingly successful, high profile UMKC professor hailing from Asia has been accused of abusing his students, this time to the point of “slave labor.” ...

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My name is Megan. This is my story of finding help and hope

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Being nineteen, I thought, “it wouldn’t happen to me.” Well it did. I got pregnant and became a single mother as soon as we found out. Living in my mom’s basement, I ...

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As ‘Season of Giving’ arrives, ministries ramp up

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Weather forecasters are saying this will be brutal winter for the region. Record snow and low temperatures included. That means more families in need, more homeless looking for shelter and more opportunities ...

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Missouri fears Medicaid expansion will bankrupt state

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As neighboring states struggle with bankruptcy, some say brought on in part by Medicaid expansion, Missouri Republican lawmakers would rather fix the system than add another entitlement funded by taxpayers. Half of ...

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National Christmas tree to stop here on its cross-country voyage

The official Christmas tree of the nation’s capitol is traveling across the country, and it’s making stops in Perry, KS, Kansas City, KS, and Independence, MO. The tree is making its way ...

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No bleach but you still need classes to feed homeless

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The group of individuals known by what they do, provide Free Hot Soup and other food for the homeless, is not satisfied with the city’s revised policies this week. The Kansas City, ...

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Thanksgiving remembered as joy and loss

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The year was 1971. Thanksgiving was different from any I remembered. Yes, my two brothers, their wives, my husband and I gathered with my mom at the big round dining room table. ...

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Area courts filled with kids getting new families today!

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Hundreds of Missouri and Kansas children will find their “forever homes” today and over the weekend as courts are filled with families taking a new member into their homes. Saturday is National ...

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Get your shovels ready, snowfall to be at record levels

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With the unusual and record-breaking snowfall in the area since October, people are wondering, “What does that mean for this winter?” Gary Lezak, lead meteorologist at KSHB TV, says this year’s snowfall ...

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Missouri deer hunters harvest nearly 100,000 in opening weekend

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It was a busy weekend for deer hunters across the state last week. The Missouri Department of Conservation reports that almost 100,000 deer were harvested in Missouri during the opening weekend of ...

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Garden City lays off entire police force

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The small town of Garden City, Missouri, is without a  single police officer after it laid off its entire public safety force. Located about 30 miles south of Kansas City, notified Chief ...

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Missouri minimum wage hike meets mixed reviews

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Minimum wage increases were passed by Missouri voters on November 6 by a nearly 25% margin. What does it mean for workers and employers? The provisions of Proposition B will make the current ...

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Eric Schmitt named as new Missouri Attorney General

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Missouri has a new Attorney General after Gov. Mike Parson named Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt to replace US Senator elect Josh Hawley. Parson made the announcement Tuesday morning in a press conference. “We’ve ...

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Missouri’s medical marijuana: what it means

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With the passage of Amendment 2, and the confusion around all three ballot measures, what exactly will happen with the legalization of medical marijuana in Missouri? That’s the question that those that ...

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Forecasters debate another record snow this winter

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With Kansas and Missouri receiving snow yet again today, many are wondering if we’ll have another winter where we break records. Think 45 inches in 2011. It is rare for the area ...

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One of last ‘Rosie the Riveter’ heroes lives in Kansas City

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We’ve all seen images of Rosie the Riveter, the strong woman who went to work during World War II with the slogan, “We can do it.” One of the last Rosies, 93-year-old ...

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Kansas City joins in commemoration of Armistice Day

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Commemorations are underway around the world to mark the moment 100 years ago when the slaughter of World War I finally stopped. In Kansas City this morning at 9:30 the public is ...

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Missouri Republican legislators keep supermajorities

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Perhaps the biggest story of Tuesday’s election in Missouri politics, apart from Republican Josh Hawley’s defeat of incumbent Claire McCaskill, was the strong showing by Missouri House Republicans. Democrats expected a blue ...

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City Union Mission and churches to honor veterans

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City Union Mission is partnering with local churches to hold a special dinner and chapel service to remember and celebrate all U.S. veterans Sunday, Nov. 11. Cornerstone Presbyterian Church will host the chapel ...

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