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New York state public library cancels appearance by local author Jack Cashill

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A public library in Fredonia, N.Y., has cancelled an appearance by Jack Cashill, a Kansas City author, journalist and political commentator. The Darwin R. Barker Library told Cashill last week that it ...

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“The B-R-R is back”: Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts cold, snowy winter for Missouri and Kansas

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Missourians and Kansans weary of the hot summer can brace for a cold, snowy winter. The latest edition of “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” predicts cold temperatures and widespread snow for Great Plains ...

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Group may sue after Missouri senior living center stopped Bible study

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The American Center for Law and Justice is considering legal action against a Missouri senior living center after it allegedly banned residents from holding Bible studies. The organization’s Abigail Southerland said that ...

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Volunteers from area churches help remodel Smithville building to serve veterans

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A former nursing care facility in Smithville is being remodeled to provide services to aging veterans, thanks to the help of Baptist Homes and Healthcare Ministries. Volunteer disaster relief workers from the ...

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Investors must admit to ESG considerations under new Missouri rule

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Financial advisers and institutions in Missouri must have clients sign disclosure forms when an investment option could rely on environment, social and governance scores or prioritize elements that may not yield maximum ...

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Several measures to boost student safety will take effect in Missouri this school year

Missouri families preparing to send their children back to school later this month may notice several steps the state is taking to increase school security. Legislators approved recommendations from the governor’s office ...

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Pro-life states expand help to pregnant women, infants following Roe ruling

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Republican-led states are taking the lead in expanding protections for women and children in low-income households, particularly in areas where abortion is now illegal or restricted after the U.S. Supreme Court determined ...

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These city governments can no longer opt out of back-to-school sales tax holiday

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July is winding down, and back-to-school time is right around the corner. Families will get a break under a new Missouri law that keeps local governments from opting out of the annual ...

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New Missouri budget includes funds to address state’s childcare problems

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The Missouri budget recently signed by Gov. Mike Parson includes significant increases to help families with childcare expenses. A 2021 report from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce found that childcare gaps cost ...

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Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments about proposed amendment to protect abortion

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The Missouri Supreme Court will decide the fate of a ballot measure to change the state’s abortion laws. If voters approve it, it would overturn most, if not all, pro-life Missouri laws ...

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Crisis: Missouri fentanyl overdoses are up 75 percent in past four years

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Fentanyl overdoses have increased by 75 percent in Missouri since 2019, and 2023 is on track to be another record year. The drug is up to 50 times more powerful than heroin ...

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Jackson County voters again to decide whether to remove Andrew Jackson statues from courthouses

Although Jackson County voters in 2020 defeated a proposal to remove two statues of Andrew Jackson from in front of the Kansas City and Independence courthouses, county legislators refuse to take no ...

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FCA expects to set new record with 100,000 camp attendees this year

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Not all of the news coming out of U.S. schools is negative. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes believes it can set a new record for attendees of its camps in 2023, with ...

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New state tax credits target film productions, concerts

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The film and music industries have long bypassed major investments in Missouri for states that offer tax incentives. That may change now that Gov. Mike Parson has signed legislation to provide tax ...

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Missouri rule on ESG could be model for other states

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A new rule in Missouri regarding controversial environmental, social and governance investing could serve as a model for other Republican-led states. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft issued a rule on June 1 ...

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Some lost Medicaid coverage after federal guidelines changed July 1

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Some of the 1.5 million Missourians covered by Medicaid may have lost coverage on July 1, according to the Missouri Department of Social Services. Federal guidelines that ensured continued coverage during the ...

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Invasive “Frankenfish” that can survive on land recently caught in Missouri

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Southeast Missouri fishermen recently got more than they bargained for. They hooked a northern snakehead, an invasive fish that is a voracious predator capable of surviving out of water for days. Officials ...

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Fireworks in July are a 250 year tradition

July 4th is synonymous with fireworks. It is legal to shoot them in most of the nation in late June and early July– except where it isn’t. Although states follow federal regulations, ...

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Missouri, Kansas among states planning for centennial of Route 66

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Missouri and Kansas are among the eight states planning for the centennial of the iconic Route 66 in two years. When the road connected Chicago to Los Angeles in 1926, it represented ...

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Kansas City area offers explosive fun for families during July 4 week

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The Fourth of July is fast approaching and with it, a full schedule of activities for families in the Kansas City area. For fun all weekend into the Independence holiday, check out ...

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Northland Christian Schools: Investing in Kingdom education

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Are you passionate about giving your child the best possible foundation for a life of purpose, character, and leadership? Look no further than Northland Christian Schools, where we believe that a God-centered, ...

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Whitefield, ranked number 1 in Kansas City

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Whitefield Academy, Kansas City’s premiere classical Christian school, is consistently ranked as the metro’s number one Christian school. Offering Kinder Prep through 12th grade, our mission is to equip students to be ...

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Ongoing drought makes fireworks safety extra important

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More than 93 percent of Missouri is facing drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. State Fire Marshal Tim Bean urges extra caution when celebrating Independence Day with fireworks under these ...

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Heartland Christian School (Preschool through 12th grade)

Education is essential for the young people in our country and has many components that make it successful. The first component is the home. God’s Word gives parents the guidance needed for ...

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The Lutheran High School of Kansas City is preparing lives for today and eternity

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The primary mission of The Lutheran High School of Kansas City is to guide and mentor students on their faith journeys through adolescence and beyond.  Our mission statement “preparing lives for today, ...

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