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Missouri ranks 17th, Kansas 36th in education freedom, Heritage Foundation report finds

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Missouri ranks No. 17 in the nation in overall education freedom, according to a new report from The Heritage Foundation. The state is in the top 10 in school choice, regulation and ...

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Where Missouri and Kansas colleges rank for ‘free speech’

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Where do Missouri and Kansas universities come in on the list of “Worst Colleges for Free Speech” for the 2022-2023 school year? The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) released its third ...

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People with bad diets know it, but those who think they eat well get it wrong

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Most people believe their diet is far healthier than it actually is. According to a new study of 10,000 people and their diets, just 15 percent could accurately tell how healthy it ...

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Kansas City as 51st best place to live

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The Kansas City area is the 51st-best place to live in the United States, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report. “Kansas City, Missouri, is no flyover Cowtown,” ...

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Missouri remains one of freest states, while Kansas not so much

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Missouri is the 11th-freest state in the nation, while Kansas ranks 27th, according to the new Cato Institute Freedom in the 50 States report. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank ...

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Census shakes up Missouri town population rankings

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The 2020 Census has big winners and losers in Missouri’s municipal population rankings. St. Louis is again the biggest loser, dropping below the population it counted just after the Civil War in ...

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Where does your state compare to those with highest tax rates?

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A new report lists the states with the lowest and highest tax rates. A survey by WalletHub  found that four blue and one red state topped the list. Illinois came in as ...

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Missouri and Kansas among top 10 pro-life states

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Kansas City is on the border of two of the most pro-life states in the nation. Kansas ranks No. 6 and Missouri is No. 8 in the 2021 Life List from Americans ...

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Missouri ranks fifth in the nation in economic recovery from pandemic

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The Missouri recovery is full steam ahead as the economy comes back strong from the pandemic. The state had the nation’s fifth-best employment recovery in November, according to a report released last week. ...

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Chick-fil-A again tops customer satisfaction rankings

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Christian-owned Chick-fil-A continues to dominate the fast-food rankings. The 2020 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), based on interviews with 23,312 customers, placed Chick-fil-A No. 1 in customer satisfaction among fast-food restaurants, followed ...

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United Airlines blames climate change for bad ranking

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The Wall Street Journal released today a list of the nation’s nine best performing airlines (See the rankings below). This is the 12th year of the Middle Seat Scorecard ranking of nine ...

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Who has more bad drivers: Missouri or Kansas?

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State Line Road and a river divide Kansas City between two states. Now, something else divides the metro–how good a driver you are. A new study says Missouri drivers are some of ...

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