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Innovative programs may provide energy expense relief for Missouri households

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Although energy prices are rising, help may be on the way for Missouri consumers. Evergy is the state’s latest utility to launch a Pay As You Save (PAYS) program, in which the ...

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Palestinian student removes 9/11 memorial flags on university campus

Fadel Alkilani, student union vice president of finance at Washington University in St. Louis, removed nearly 3,000 flags commemorating the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The Young America’s Foundation placed the flags ...

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Public-private partnership leads to more than 100 human trafficking arrests

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A local Kansas City area organization, DeliverFund, provided support to a multistate operation to stop human trafficking. Operation United Front resulted in 102 arrests and the rescue of 47 victims and sex ...

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Group pushes to legalize recreational marijuana use in Missouri

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Missouri could become the new Colorado if a newly filed ballot measure legalizing recreational use of marijuana passes. Legal Missouri 2022, a statewide coalition, filed the initiative seeking to legalize recreational marijuana ...

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Missouri judge dismisses challenge to state’s Second Amendment Preservation Act

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An attempt by the Biden administration to block Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act has failed. A Cole County judge sided with the state last week, the day before the new law was ...

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Judge rules against St. Louis County mask mandate while court considers case

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A circuit judge has ruled that St. Louis County cannot enforce a mask mandate for now. Judge Ellen “Nellie” Ribaudo issued a preliminary injunction ordering the county to stop taking action to ...

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Franklin Graham to travel Route 66 sharing message of hope

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Franklin Graham is taking his message of hope on the road, with a series of events along historic Route 66, including Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and other states, ending in California. “I think ...

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Trump praises Parson for pardoning McCloskeys on gun charges

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Gov. Mike Parson’s pardon of Mark and Patricia McCloskey on gun charges last month has received the approval of former President Donald Trump. “Congratulations to Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri for having ...

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St. Louis couple who wielded guns pardoned by Gov. Parson

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday pardoned Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who made national headlines last summer for defending their home against protestors. Mark McCloskey also is a ...

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Kansas City announces mask mandate as St. Louis County Council rescinds its order

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The mask mandate in Kansas City, Mo., is back, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced on Tuesday. The mandate will require masks in public indoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained,. It goes ...

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Kansas City school district teaches critical race theory and 1619 Project

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Kansas City is the only school district in Missouri that reported using a curriculum that both teaches lessons about critical race theory and includes the 1619 Project, a recent survey found. Two ...

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Missouri attorney general to sue St. Louis over new mask mandate

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt plans to file a lawsuit to stop the return of mask mandates in St. Louis City and County “The citizens of St. Louis and St. Louis County ...

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Rep. Cori Bush spent $50K on security while pushing defund the police

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Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush, member of the Democrat “squad,” is being called a hypocrite for spending over $50,000 on private security while she calls for defunding the police. Federal Elections Commission (FEC) ...

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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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Hollywood in the heartland: Major entertainment studio coming to Missouri

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Missouri leaders this week announced plans to build the largest entertainment production services and rehearsal facility of its kind in the nation. The 32-acre, $111 million Gateway Studios development near St. Louis will include ...

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Missouri bicentennial gets own postage stamp

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The U.S. Post Service will recognize the Missouri bicentennial with a commemorative stamp later this year. Gov. Mike Parson shared the design earlier this week, “The Missouri Times” reported. It depicts a photograph of ...

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Mark and Patricia McCloskey plead guilty to misdemeanor over guns

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In a surprise move, Mark and Patricia McCloskey on Thursday pleaded guilty for waving guns at protesters outside their St. Louis home last year. Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to a Class C ...

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St. Louis is home to several historic churches to visit on summer getaways

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Local residents don’t have to travel to Europe to visit historic churches this summer. St. Louis has several excellent examples of church architecture. The city’s history dates back to the mid-18th century ...

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Federal Court blocks Missouri law that banned aborting babies with Down syndrome

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A federal appeals court panel on Wednesday blocked Missouri from banning abortions of children with Down syndrome. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis heard ...

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Israel’s first tour group after Covid arrives from Missouri

Israel has reopened to international tourists for the first time in over a year. The Israel Ministry of Tourism announced that the flight arrived from Newark International Airport in New Jersey and ...

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Submissions sought for Missouri Bicentennial time capsule

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The Missouri Bicentennial time capsule is seeking submissions from clubs, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and government agencies to commemorate the state’s bicentennial this year. The deadline to submit to the time ...

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Mark McCloskey, known for confronting protesters, enters Missouri Senate race

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Mark McCloskey, who made national headlines last summer when he and his wife defended their St. Louis home against protestors, announced on Tuesday that he is entering the U.S. Senate race in ...

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Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush supports Hamas in ‘fight’ against Israel

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Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush has come out on the House floor as publicly “in solidarity” with Hamas and the attacks on Israel. As of this week, more than 3,000 rockets have been ...

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Bill providing tax credits for private school scholarships passes Missouri legislature

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The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill that would allow donors to receive tax credits for donations to students to attend private K-12 schools in the state. The bill is awaiting Gov. ...

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Missouri nurse attacked in New York returns home

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A young nurse from St. Louis traveled to New York this week to be a Good Samaritan. Instead, she ended up being an assault victim. Taylor Dowling, who was planning on joining ...

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