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Missouri judge strips local health departments’ ability to impose COVID-19 mandates

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Neither Missouri’s health director nor local health agencies’ directors can use “personal discretion” when imposing orders or mandates that impact businesses, individuals, schools, and other entities, a Cole County judge said this week. ...

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The history of Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations in Kansas City

Thanksgiving and Christmas around the area are celebrated in a uniqueness that can only be Kansas City. New York has the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Parade is in ...

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New Medicaid safety regulations for abortion go into effect in Missouri

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New Missouri Medicaid regulations for abortion went into effect on Wednesday. Under the new rules, the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) can turn over its inspection records of abortion providers ...

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Missouri Rep. Cori Bush criticized for calling Rittenhouse judge, jury and defendant racist

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Missouri’s member of the Squad, Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of St. Louis, is under fire again, this time for her response to last Friday’s verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. “The judge. ...

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‘Tootsie’ marks Broadway’s return to Kansas City

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We all need to laugh. And you will laugh with, and at, Tootsie. The latest iteration of the 1982 film starring Dustin Hoffman, will be presented by Broadway Across America and the ...

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Missouri funding for highway projects includes controversial component

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The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to address many unfunded projects with new revenue from the state gas tax increase and massive federal infrastructure bill. The funding totals $6.5 billion. It includes ...

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Lawsuit accuses Springfield schools of avoiding scrutiny of curriculum and training

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Springfield Public Schools are avoiding the Missouri Sunshine law to prevent scrutiny of its curriculum and training materials, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt alleges in a lawsuit filed this week. The district ...

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Columbia, Mo. tackles its violent crime as elections loom

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Columbia is gaining a reputation as one of Missouri’s most violent cities. The deep blue city, an outlier in an otherwise deep red central part of the state, has dealt with a ...

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Local artist brings visuals to poems in unexpected ways

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“I wanted to put pictures into poems, give voice to a visual,” says Hasna Sal of her new book, Poems In Glass. The visuals are turning heads. Her book launch was recently ...

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Auschwitz exhibit at Union Station extended until March 2022

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If you’ve been to the Auschwitz exhibit at Union Station, you know that it has brought visitors from around the world. Now area residents have more opportunities to view the record-setting exhibit. ...

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City Union Mission uses innovative solution to increase bed capacity

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City Union Mission is expanding its bed capacity in their Family Shelter in response to the growing needs of the homeless. The addition of shelter beds comes just in time for the ...

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Lee’s Summit state senator gets award for clean energy but doubts remain about what’s really clean

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Republican state Sen. Mike Cierpiot of Lee’s Summit is backing efforts to make Missouri energy so-called “carbon-neutral” over the next several decades. Cierpiot and Michelle Pleus, his chief of staff, were honored ...

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As deer season begins, the ‘Great Hunting Shortage’ is here

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Hunters are experiencing what’s being named the “Great Hunting Shortage.” That’s causing some to scramble just as hunting season is set to begin this week. Missouri duck hunter Levi Lewis said he’s ...

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Labor shortage creates long waits for mental health services in Missouri

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Mental health patients in Missouri are waiting months for services because of a staffing shortage, according to data from the state. Within the Department of Mental Health’s division of behavioral health, about ...

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Kelly says Biden vaccine mandate not ‘correct’ or ‘effective’ solution

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has come out against President Biden’s vaccine mandate, adding to concerns she voiced on Thursday of last week. “Yesterday, I reviewed the new vaccine mandate from the Biden Administration,” Kelly stated on Friday. “While ...

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Birthright continues to spread love beyond 50 years

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No doubt you have known someone facing difficulties when pregnant. In 1968 Louise Sommerhill, Toronto, Canada, opened a pregnancy center because she saw the need to help those who were facing an ...

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Osage Nation Tribe will bring casino to Lake of the Ozarks

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Casino gambling may be coming to Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks tourist destination. The Osage Nation Indian Tribe announced that it will invest approximately $60 million to develop a hotel featuring gambling, ...

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Gov. Parson bans Biden federal vaccine mandate in Missouri

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order to prohibit the Biden administration’s vaccination mandate in the state. “As the governor of the state of Missouri, I stand with concerned Missourians ...

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In exclusive interview with Metro Voice, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler talks faith, family and crazy Washington

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MetroVoiceNews.com recently interviewed Vicky Hartzler who represents Missouri’s 4th Congressional District. Topics included parental rights, critical race theory, Afghanistan, Congressional spending, terrorism, China, media, taxes, farming, runaway inflation, and election integrity. But ...

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Hawley calls on AG Garland to resign over letter threatening parents

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Earlier this week, the Missouri School Boards Association withdrew from the national organization because of the Justice Department memorandum directing the FBI and federal law enforcement to probe and potentially prosecute “harassment” ...

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Former news anchor Mark Alford: “God’s calling me” to run for Congress

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A familiar face is running for Congress from Missouri’s Fourth District. Mark Alford, a longtime anchor on Fox 4 News in Kansas City, announced on Wednesday that he will run for the ...

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Missouri School Boards Association leaves national group over “domestic terrorist” comparison

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The National School Boards Association recently compared parents to domestic terrorists. The Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA) has responded by leaving the organization. The national association made the comments in a letter ...

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Gas prices hit high not seen since Obama administration

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The Biden administration has reached another milestone related to its energy policy, say experts. U.S. gas prices have now hit a new seven-year high. As of Oct. 27, the national average for a gallon ...

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1 in 4 men & women need a safe place to process the pain of abortion

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Did you know that 1 in 4 women will experience an abortion in their lifetime? Did you know that many regret their abortion decision; walking in a cloud of grief, shame and ...

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Alliance for Life assists organizations working for the unborn

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Now more than ever, the fight for the lives of the unborn has waged into a widescale war. An administration that does not believe in the sanctity of human life, courts that ...

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